Benjamin Lehner is the CTO of DMEC, an internationally active accelerator for Marine Energy based in Den Haag. Benjamin is responsible for the alignment between DMEC’s several European and international projects focused on technology development, market uptake and political support. Furthermore, he is coordinating the EU-SCORES project which is de-risking the installation of floating solar and wave energy inside offshore wind parks. Before joining DMEC, Benjamin founded a start-up on de-localized carbon capture and storage (CCS). He holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology in collaboration with NASA and a Masters from the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg.