Dr. Marc Bovenschulte was born in 1967 and obtained his doctorate in biology at the University of Göttingen. He later became a member of the scientific staff of the German Bundestag, Bonn, on the subjects of bio-technology, telecommunications and general research policy questions. He then worked as assistant to the Scientific Director at the Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, and Director of the scientific unit of the Forum für Wissenschaft und Technik gGmbH, Göttingen, focussing on the fields of bio-medicine, new media and public understanding of science.
Since the end of 2000 he works at VDI/VDE-IT where he directs the Department of Demographic Change and Future Research since 2011. Dr. Marc Bovenschulte is also part of the iit-management, acting as one of the directors since 2013.