Egbert-Jan Sol is professor Research Management and Research Strategy (innovation manager) at the science faculty of the Radboud University. Also CTO at TNO Industry currently assign to run the Dutch 4th Industrial Revolution Smart Industry action program of the Netherlands, not named Industrie 4.0 NL, but Smart Industry because not high-tech, but changing business model are of prime concern. Within this program the focus is on high-TRL programs as implemented by means of the Smart Industry fieldlabs. Also vice chairman of the EFFRA factory of future public private partnership research association. Currently promoting and initiating blockchain / distributed ledger technology (BC / DLT) application projects as the digital marketplace as described in the Factories-4-Europe publication.