Tim Scholze has been working for several decades in Research and Development at the interface of business and academia.

He has designed and coordinated a large number of projects in the fields of sustainable, climate friendly development and circular economy and in different educational sectors.

Originally coming from soil science and irrigation engineering he moved into environmental education and developed large scale national projects in waste management, remediation and renaturation of polluted soils and sites.

Since 1997 Tim has designed and managed more than 80 transnational European projects, mainly in innovative, cross-sectoral and participative learning and development.
Most of these projects dealt with informal and non-formal learning and regional capacity building; partly with a focus on projects related to sustainable development and climate change.

Tim holds a PhD in educational sciences from the University of Göttingen which he received in connection with a project on competence validation in informal learning.

In 2005 he founded the blended learning institutions’ cooperative (blinc eG) and in 2017 the REVEAL association as European umbrella organisations of institutions and experts from practice and science from 27 EU members states working on competence-oriented learning and validation.

He is co-founder of the PROGRASS network for the sustainable utilisation of unused biomasses which supports regional and interregional initiatives to enter a circular carbon economy with an Integrated Biomass and Carbon Management.