Dr. Begoña Pérez-Villarreal is the coordinator of ITD Pillar 3, Demonstration and SME involvement. She is the head of the Food Technology Department of AZTI, Spain. She has been the project leader of more than 80 national and international projects, has 50 publications within Food and Fish Technology and is co-authoress of 5 new food product patents. She is a member of the board of the Spanish Food Microbiology Society and of different other societies and committees (AENOR, FEDIT). Further, she is an advisor and evaluator for several councils and administrations for strategic and R&D plans for the food and fish sector. She has been involved in R&D&I activities and technology transfer to the food and fish industry in the last 14 years, particularly in the SME area, concerning quality issues and product development.