Niklas Kossow is a project manager for Smart City projects at the CityLAB Berlin, a project of the Technologiestiftung Berlin. In his role he works on coordinating a large-scale public participation process, involving citizens and stakeholders in writing Berlin’s new smart city strategy.
Before working with CityLAB Berlin, Niklas completed his PhD on digital tools in the fight against corruption at the Hertie School in Berlin. He worked as a freelance consultant with the GIZ, Transparency International, Freedom House and the UNDP. He is interested in how digital technologies are transforming our lives and how we can use them to make life in cities more sustainable, enjoyable and cooperative. He strongly believes in the power of citizen participation as a transformative force for governments.