Dr. Tome Antcic became in 2012 the director of The Rudjer Boskovic Institute (RBI) , the most prestigious and the largest research institute in Croatia in basic sciences, with 850 employees. He introduced an emphasis on transforming RBI into a much more competitive scientific institution. As a result, RBI, with 6% of Croatian scientists, now has 60% of Croatian Horizon 2020 projects, and RBI secured through ERDF  funds an investment of around 60 million Euros to focus on its most propulsive components - this being by far the most significant planned investment in Croatia in science.

Dr. Tome Anticic is active in numerous Horizon 2020 initiavies and projects. In particular, he was the Coordinator of FP7  project: “Upgraded Facility for Development of Silicon and Diamond Particle Detector Systems”, and is the co-author of the recently started Horizon 2020 ERA Chair project: “Expanding Potential in Particle and Radiation Detectors, Sensors and Electronics in Croatia”-  the largest European physics project in Croatia.  Further, he is a member of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions' Advisory Group  for Horizon 2020,  is the Croatian delegate to the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), and recently became the Croatian representative to the ESFRI Physical Sciences and Engineering Working Group.

In Croatia he, among other, chairs the Ministry of Science committee for oversight of the research infrastructure, and is a member of several strategic boards regarding the cooperation between science and industry.
Dr. Anticic is an experimental particle physicist who spent his career at CERN, receiving his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1997, Masters from Cambridge University, and B.Sc. from the University of London.