Zacharias Siokouros is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer graduate of the National Technical University of Athens. He is currently the Marine & Offshore Business Manager for Lloyd’s Register in Cyprus having worked in the last 25 years as Technical Superintended with Tankers, Safety Manager/DPA and Technical Director with Cruise Ships, Principal Surveyor, Lead Auditor and Approved Trainer. He was the President of the Cyprus Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Association for over 15 years and in 2010 he was among the founding members of the “Maritime Institute of Eastern Mediterranean” where he currently holds the position of its President. The “Maritime Institute of Eastern Mediterranean” is a non-profit Organization, based in Cyprus and it was established in 2010 with the aim of promoting Maritime Research, Technology and Innovation, as well as Education and Training in the various sectors of the Blue Economy. He is also a member of the Council of the Oceanography Centre of the University of Cyprus. In 2011 he initiated the Innovative EU funded Project ‘Lynceus’ which won the Lloyd’s List Global Award for Innovation in 2014 as well as many other national and European awards. A new project called Lynceus2Market has recently been approved by the European Commission under the HORIZON2020 programme.