EWATT was established in China, and hence substantial part of the R&D is conducted by the team of Chinese experts in the Wuhan HQ of EWATT. Early on, the engineers from both the US and Europe have been invited to join EWATT efforts in developing heavy-duty aircraft that would meet requirements of the industrial and surveillance uses. Currently, EWATT operates two R&D offices in Italy that specialize in alternative power units including gas-powered engines and hybrid power units.