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The Graphene Flagship is a #DecadeStrong 

The Graphene Flagship celebrates its ten-year anniversary this year. For this reason, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the progress we have made, the milestones we have reached and, most of all, the people who have made it possible.

Celebrating key milestones for the Graphene Flagship

Graphene Flagship Director Jari Kinaret
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Chalmers steers Europe’s major graphene venture to success

For the past decade, the Graphene Flagship, the EU’s largest ever research programme, has been coordinated from Chalmers with Jari Kinaret at the helm. As the project reaches the ten-year mark, expectations have been realised, a strong European research field on graphene has been established, and the journey will continue.

By Graphene Flagship / 04 September 2023
The Graphene Flagship celebrates a decade of graphene research and innovation
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The Graphene Flagship Celebrates 10

This year marks the ten-year anniversary of the Graphene Flagship, and we are taking this opportunity to celebrate a decade of 2D materials research and innovation. We have helped to shepherd graphene from the lab and into commercial applications.

By Graphene Flagship / 25 July 2023
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Annual Report 2022

The latest Graphene Flagship Annual Report reflects on a decade of 2D materials innovation. Celebrating 10 years, the Graphene Flagship has brought graphene out of the lab and into commercial applications. This edition of the annual report highlights the project's journey from fundamentals to applications. Features cover the Graphene Flagship's concrete outputs, successes and the 2D Experimental Pilot Line's first multi project wafer run.

Read our interactive report here or download the report here to learn about all about the Graphene Flagship’s achievements, highlights and success stories from 2022.

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Graphene Flagship outputs


Graphene is being used to enable the next generation of technology: from interconnects for 5G data communication to wearable health monitors, and even flexible mobile screens. 


There is a growing appetite for spin-offs and SMEs that have grown out of research. Here are some Graphene Flagship spin-offs setting the pace in graphene and related materials (GRM) commercialisation.


As the world strives to maintain its pace of innovation, graphene has much to offer. Graphene is helping to facilitate the next generation of technology: from 5G telecommunications, to flexible mobile screens and casings. Its excellent sensing ability can enhance the next generation of wearable electronics and drive the internet of things. Graphene’s unique combination of properties coupled with its ease of incorporation into composite materials enable advances in the composite world. Graphene is also expanding the realm of possibility within the biomedical sector, paving the way for targeted drug delivery and biosensors.

Spearhead ventures

One third of the Core 3 funding was invested into spearhead projects, a bold move to maximise the impact of the Graphene Flagship in the innovation ecosystem and the European economy.

The Graphene Flagship spearheads

Graphene Flagship evolution

economic growth depicted by sapling growing on a pile of coins

Economic Impact Report

To properly assess the Graphene Flagship’s economic impact, we commissioned a report from WifOR, an independent economic research institute. By analysing our project outputs, growth in key European industries and the distribution of the original investment by the European Commission, WifOR was able to estimate the project’s impact. Based on a total investment of €1.4 billion in European projects for graphene and related materials, the Graphene Flagship contributed a gross value added of €5.8 billion and helped to create 81,622 jobs in Europe. The Graphene Flagship has yielded an impact 14.5 times higher than the European Commission’s direct investment in the project of €401 million over the past ten years.

The full economic report is available here.