Jacob Sylvester Bilabel is founder of the pan-European Green Music Initiative (GMI), an independent cross industry think-tank to inspire people in the music festival and events industry to run their operations greener and smarter. GMI acts as cross sectoral innovation and research agency for Europe's music and entertainment industry. As project leader of the EE MUSIC project, he was responsible for a series of more than 60 workshops which took place in 27 European countries to encourage and equip festivals, clubs and venues with key knowledge and tools to begin understanding and improving energy efficiency. In 2018 he got appointed as part of the Everywh2ere research consortium developing off grid hydrogen generator sets for festivals and events. Both projects recieved funding for European Commission’s reserach and innovation programs.