Dr Kyriakos Panopoulos (male), Principal Researcher of CPERI/CERTH, Chemical engineer with more than 20 years expertise. He is coordinating the Energy Platform for Smart Specialization in the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology. His research group focuses on the fields of advanced energy systems, optimised design of energy solutions for the industry as well employing novel energy storage technologies for smart utilization of renewable energy systems and flexibility of fossil based systems. He has participated in more than 20 research projects including EU funded integrated projects such as Eurobioref, Brisk, BRISKII. He has supervised 4 PhDs, more than 20 MScs, as well as <50 students’ diploma works. His published work includes more than 60 research publications in international peer-reviewed journals, with an H index of 24, as well numerous chapters in handbooks, and publications in international conferences.