The financial support given to Ditrel was decisive in launching the company into the international marine energy market. But aside from the numbers, I fondly remember the conversations with Maitane and David about our project, both during the initial presentation and over the following months. Their guidance during 2019 and 2020 was both hands-on and personalised, and their interest in the progress of our project was obvious. Their cross-sector insight gave us another way of approaching our business activities, which is essential for small companies such as ours.