Stijn Hendrix and Stephen Hardy first met while working together at CG Power and Industrial Solutions. Stijn went on to co-found the consultancy company, Enersynt, which specialises in offshore wind-farm grid connection, while Stephen moved to KU Leuven. They maintained their professional relationship, and InnoDC invited Enersynt to join its consortium. Stephen now complements his academic research at KU Leuven with occasional technical training at Enersynt, providing an ideal balance for his PhD. InnoDC will invite Stijn to share his entrepreneurial skills with the other researchers at the network meeting in Leuven in 2021.