Tim is a researcher at CWTS with a background in Innovation Studies. He holds a MSc in Innovation Sciences and a BSc in Science and Innovation Management. He has great interest and academic experience in the sustainability transition, in which he has been part of several innovation projects. At CWTS Tim assists European regions in making innovation strategy decisions to address grand societal challenges by providing analytical insights in the mapping, experimentation and implementation phases. In this work Tim focuses on the question what knowledge and contextual characteristics influence the innovation capabilities of different geographical territories.