Thanos Balafoutis is an Agricultural Engineer from the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) in 2003, holding an MSc in Agricultural & Environmental Engineering from Cranfield University (2004) and a PhD on agricultural tractors biofuel use from AUA (2012). He has 11 years of research experience on energy systems in agriculture and the last 3 years in precision agricultural technologies. He has participated as main researcher and manager in 21 EU and GSRT funded projects. He is a member of the entrepreneurial and innovation management of research outputs at AUA (Technology Transfer) for over 2 years. He has 36 scientific papers in journal papers and conferences.