Joseba’s experience spans over more than 25 years in the manufacturing and production industry. In 1992 he gained an honours degree in Physics from the University of the Basque Country and a MSc. in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies from the Engineering School of Bilbao (1994). Joseba Bilbatua is responsible for Advanced Manufacturing research and Innovation projects at the headquarters of MONDRAGON Corporation and since January 2018 he has been promoted to SMART EUREKA Cluster Director, being responsible of the day-to-day coordination of SMART Cluster and the promotion of its activities. Joseba has received several awards including the European Manufacturer of the Year (2008), and the Best Manufacturing Technical Paper at Spanish Manufacturing Congress (1999). He is as well coordinator of the Spanish Advanced Manufacturing Platform MANU-KET and member of EFFRA and MANUFUTURE ETP.