The PHENOMEN project will be coordinated by the ICN2 Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures (P2N) Group, led by ICREA Research Prof Dr Clivia Sotomayor-Torres. With a record submission of over 800 Actions, only 1.4% of Research & Innovation proposals can be funded through the latest H2020 FET-Open call.  The available budget of €40 million set the stakes for excellent projects very high. ICN2 is leading one of 13 selected proposals starting preparation for Grant Agreements.