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The Graphene Flagship

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What is the Graphene Flagship?

Bringing together 118 academic and industrial partners in 12 research and innovation projects and 1 coordination and support project, the Graphene Flagship initiative is working to advance Europe’s strategic autonomy in technologies that rely on graphene and other 2D materials.

The research and innovation projects work to integrate graphene and other 2D materials in a variety of areas including:

The initiative, which builds on the previous 10-years of the Graphene Flagship, is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme.

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.


The first ten years

The Graphene Flagship first launched in 2013 as a FET Flagship in the European Commission's Horizon 2020 funding framework.

With a budget of €1 billion, the Graphene Flagship represented a new form of joint, coordinated research on an unprecedented scale, forming Europe's biggest ever research initiative.

Tasked with bringing together academic and industrial researchers to take graphene from the realm of academic laboratories into European society in the space of 10 years, the Graphene Flagship successfully brought Europe to the forefront of graphene and 2D materials research and innovation.

Learn more about the first ten years.

What is Horizon Europe?

Horizon Europe tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth. The programme facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. It creates jobs, fully engages the EU’s talent pool, boosts economic growth, promotes industrial competitiveness and optimises investment impact within a strengthened European Research Area.

FET Flagships

FET Flagships will have a transformational impact on science, technology and society overall. They foster coordinated efforts between the EU and its Member States’ national and regional programmes. Highly ambitious; they rely on cooperation across a range of disciplines, communities and programmes, requiring sustained support for up to 10 years.
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Meet the team

It takes a lot of us to keep the Graphene Flagship sailing smoothly. Get to know more about the people behind the initiative.

Meet the team