The European Commission appointed the Graphene Flagship as one of Europe’s first ten-year FET flagships.
The Graphene Flagship is the EU’s biggest research initiative ever, and, according to the European Commission, ‘history’s greatest distinction for excellent research’. With a budget of EUR one billion, the Graphene Flagship is tasked with taking graphene from the realm of academic laboratories into European society in the space of ten years, thus generating economic growth, new jobs and new opportunities for Europeans as both investors and employees.
With the Graphene Flagship, Europe has launched a new form of joint, coordinated research initiatives of unprecedented scale. The Graphene Flagship brings together an academic-industrial consortium aiming at a breakthrough for technological innovation. The research effort will cover the entire value chain, from materials production to components and system integration, and targets a number of specific goals that exploit the unique properties of graphene.