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​Spearhead Projects

The Graphene Flagship funds a number of spearhead projects, initiatives with well-defined, application-oriented objectives that are motivated by market opportu­nities. These spearheads focus on a wide range of application areas, but all have the common goal of developing new or improved products with integrated graphene or related materials (GRM).

"All of the spearhead projects have strong company involvement and are committed to producing industrial prototypes within two years, in order to spur interest among companies that are currently not involved with the Graphene Flagship," says Graphene Flagship Director Jari Kinaret.

Between 2018 and 2020, the Graphene Flagship funded six pilot Spearhead Projects, which will present their achievements early next year. Below is a full list of the ongoing Graphene Flagship Spearhead Projects, including a detailed description of their main goals and results so far.

Stay tuned for the announcement of 11 new spearhead projects that will propel graphene and the Graphene Flagship closer to market.

5G
The Graphene Flagship launched this initiative to develop graphene-based photonics for use in 5G networks.
CHEMsens
The Graphene Flagship invested in the CHEMsens Spearhead Project to develop a graphene based plaster sensor for human skin.
RFID
The radio frequency identification (RFID) Spearhead Project is making printable RFID sensing a reality.
Batteries
As part of its Spearhead Projects initiative, the Graphene Flagship invested in research to increase the electrode quality of lithium-ion batteries.
Solar Farm
As one of the Graphene Flagship's Spearhead Projects, the Solar Farm project is creating the world's first graphene-enabled solar farm.
WearGRAPH
The WearGRAPH Spearhead Project was created to develop self-powered graphene-based textiles for wearable electronics.