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The Graphene Flagship is a research initiative planned over a 10-year period with a total budget of 1 billion euro, half of which is funded by the European Commission. It is divided into two separate phases with different funding systems.


The first phase was a 30 month ramp-up phase under the 7th Framework Program (October 1, 2013 – March 31, 2016) with a total European Commission funding of 54 million euro, and the second is a steady state phase under the Horizon 2020 Programme (April 1, 2016 – 2023).
During the first (FP7) phase the Graphene Flagship was implemented as a combination of two instruments, a Collaborative Project, Coordination and Support Action (CP-CSA), and a European Research Area Network Plus (ERANET+).

The second phase is divided into a number of cores. The budgets for Core 1 and Core 2, running for two years each, have been set to 89 million and 88 million euros respectively. The cores are implanted as a combination long term Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) and a series of shorter term Specific Grant Agreements (SGAs). The FPA specifies the consortium and the overall goals of the flagship, while the SGAs give the specific scientific and technological goals and budget allocations.  

In the Horizon 2020 Programme, the Graphene Core Project is funded by the European Commission, which corresponds to 50 per-cent of the budget of the whole initiative, while remaining 50 per-cent is expected to be financed through Partnering Projects at regional, national or transnational level. The Partnering Projects and Associated Members do not receive funding from the Graphene Core Project budget.


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Publishing date: 01 September 2016 13:25
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