BEinGRID is much more than your typical research project. For starters it’s huge, massive in fact. It has close to 100 partners, a budget over €24 million for a duration of 42 months. But that’s just numbers. What really makes BEinGRID stand out is that it isn’t trying to develop a platform, interconnect two technologies, solve a specific problem or explore new paradigms. No, BEinGRID is different. What BEinGRID really seeks to do is to stimulate the use of the technology in question, to bridge the gap between research and industry, to cross the chasm of technology uptake.