Jose Luis Villate B.S. degree in physics (1991) and M.Sc. degree in advanced manufacturing (1992). He works with TECNALIA, the biggest private research organisation in Spain, where he is currently the Director of Offshore Renewable Energy. He is working on several R&D projects concerning ocean energy and offshore wind with both private and public funding. Mr Villate served as chairman of the OES, the Technology Collaboration Programme on Ocean Energy Systems of the International Energy Agency for four years (2013-2016). He is currently chairman of the Spanish standardisation Committee on Marine Energy, Board member of the European Ocean Energy Association and part of the executive committee of the Ocean Energy Joint Programme of the European Energy Research Alliance. He is author or co-author of more than 40 papers and conference communications in national and international forums. He is the holder of four patents related to renewable energy.