The Graphene Flagship is a scientific research and innovation initiative funded by the European Commission.
How is the Graphene Flagship funded?
The 2D-EPL and 13 Graphene Flagship Projects are funded by the European Commission, which corresponds to 50 percent of the budget of the whole initiative, while the remaining 50 percent is expected to be financed through Partnering Projects at the regional, national or transnational level. The Partnering Projects and Associate Members do not receive funding from the Graphene or 2D-EPL Project budgets.
Initial EU funding came from the 7th Framework programme (FP7) in the ramp-up phase. The first ten years of the Graphene Flagship were then funded by Horizon 2020 the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.
The Graphene Flagship initiative is now funded by Horizon Europe, the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion.