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Work Packages 2020-2023

EU Funded

Divisions and work packages

The core three Graphene Flagship project was implemented in six divisions: four of them scientific and one each for Partnering Projects and Administration. The Graphene Flagship also contains the 2D-EPL project, which is working to establish an ecosystem for integrated 2D materials in the semiconductor industry. Within the divisions there were a total of 19 Work Packages, 15 on research and innovation and four on operative management aspects. Furthermore, the Graphene Flagship Core 3 project funded 11 industry-led spearhead initiatives aimed at increasing the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of graphene-based technologies, these spearhead projects are connected to the work packages and collaborate on research and development initiatives. 

Division 1: Enabling Science & Materials

Enabling Research

Work Package 1

​Exploratory studies of graphene and layered materials leading to new concepts and applications.


Work Package 2

Exploring graphene’s potential in spintronics applications for data transfer, processing and storage.

Enabling Materials

Work Package 3

Developing scalable synthesis methods for graphene and layered materials.

Division 2: Health, Medicine & Sensors

Health & Environment

Work Package 4

Profiling graphene’s biosafety and setting standards for its safe use in research and industry.

Biomedical Technologies

Work Package 5

Designing graphene-enabled technology for diagnosis, medical monitoring and treatment.


Work Package 6

Using graphene and layered materials to develop and improve physical and biological sensing devices.

Division 3: Electronics & Photonics Integration

Electronic Devices

Work Package 7

Fabricating and developing circuits and devices for the future of electronics.

Photonics and Optoelectronics

Work Package 8

Using graphene and related materials to develop photonic and optoelectronic components and integrated systems.

Flexible Electronics

Work Package 9

Sustainable development of electronic circuits on flexible, stretchable or conformable substrates.

Wafer-scale System Integration

Work Package 10

Integrating graphene into silicon wafer manufacturing processes.

Division 4: Energy, Composites & Production

Energy Generation

Work Package 11

Developing industrially competitive photovoltaic panels and hydrogen fuel cells.

Energy Storage

Work Package 12

Developing batteries and supercapacitors based on graphene and layered materials.

Functional Foams and Coatings

Work Package 13

Developing new foams and coatings for environmental remediation.


Work Package 14

Developing new composites for industrial applications based on commercial demand.


Work Package 15

Producing new materials for aerospace, fire protection, corrosion prevention and more.

Partnering Division

Read about Division 5

Facilitating the building of a Europe-wide network of research facilities and experts in the field of graphene and layered materials.

GRM projects

The GRM database contains data on nationally and EC funded research projects. 

Become an AM/PP

Discover how to become an Associated Member (AM) or a Partnering Project (PP) and its benefits. 

Division 6: Administration & Services


Work Package 16

​Managing, coordinating and supporting graphene innovation.


Work Package 17

Expanding public knowledge of graphene and stimulating collaboration within and outside the Graphene Flagship.


Work Package 18

The Graphene Flagship’s legal, ethical, financial and administrative management.


Work Package 19

Accelerating the uptake of graphene and layered materials in industry.

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

2D-Experimental Pilot Line

The 2D Experimental Pilot Line (2D-EPL), a €20 million project launched in October 2020 to integrate 2D materials into silicon wafers, is the culmination of many of the Graphene Flagship’s efforts to bring graphene and related materials (GRMs) out of the lab and into commercial applications. With this project we address the industrialisation challenges of achieving reliable fabrication processes for high-volume production and establish a European ecosystem for prototype production of graphene and related materials (GRM) based electronics, photonics and sensors.

2D-Experimental Pilot Line