Germán Cabañero Sevillano is the Head of Strategic Partnerships at CIDETEC the Spanish applied research organisation. He obtained his Material Science Engineering degree at the University of Navarra in 2002. He received an extraordinary award for his Degree only conferred on the best student in the year. After eight years at CEIT, SNIACE, CTC and other leading enterprises, he moved to Fundación CIDETEC in Sept. 2009. He is now leading the Strategic Partnership Unit of CIDETEC. He possesses wide expertise in material science and the development of materials. He has participated in several national and regional research and development projects, including contracts with industry and European Projects (FP7 and H2020). He is co-author of more than 30 articles in international journals.