Juan Cristóbal García is an Industrial Engineer with general management training from IESE. He has more than 13 years of experience in innovation management as an R&D&I consultant, for projects in the Energy and Transport sectors. Before joining Zabala, he worked at Alstom (Barcelona) as quality manager in the engineering development of passenger trains and Black Belt Six Sigma, and at Gamesa (Pamplona) as quality manager for the development of new wind turbines. Juan Cristóbal is responsible for the Cities area in Zabala and has been responsible for the secretariat of the EIP-SCC Market place between 2014 and 2016 (https://eu-smartcities.eu). He is an expert in Energy, Transport and Cleantech. He has been an evaluator of European proposals in FP7 and Eurostars, expert contracted by DG Regio, and is an active member of the EIP-SCC initiative “From Planning to Implementation” and “Intelligent Mobility for Energy Transition.” He currently participates in the STARDUST (H2020) Smart Cities project.