The European Research Council (ERC), responsible for the Horizon 2020 funding grants for top researchers in frontier, excellent research had a session entitled “Funding Opportunities for Creative Minds”. During this session chaired by EuCheMS President Prof. David Cole-Hamilton, ERC starting, consolidator, advanced and proof of concept grants were presented in detail by Monica Favaro (ERC Research Programme Expert). The evaluators´ point of view and was presented by evaluators Ib Chorkendorff (Technical University of Denmark), and Luis Liz-Marzan (Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials-CIC biomaGUNE). This was followed by the experiences of successful ERC grantees Peter H. Seeberger (Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces), and Elisabetta Collini (University of Padova). Following the presentations, the many attendants had the opportunity to pose their own questions about ERC funding to the panel of speakers.