Alignment with national and regional initiatives in Europe will play a crucial role in the GrapheneEU CSA and the future of the Graphen Flagship initiative. In this framework, a new Association Mechanism has been set up, based on the well-established system in place for the H2020 phase, which attracted over 200 Associated Member organisations and over 70 Partnering Projects under the Graphene Flagship (GF) umbrella over the past ten years.
This new mechanism will offer the possibility for organisations (industry, SMEs, higher education institutions or research institutes) or projects (funded nationally or through other EU programs) to join the GF initiative as Associated Members (AMs) or Partnering Projects (PPs). The aim of this mechanism is to promote broader exchanges and an inclusive environment within the 2DM community, as well as ensure the continuity of national and international collaborations established during the H2020 phase. Its implementation will reflect the new set-up of the Graphene Flagship initiative, where RIAs/IAs will be carrying out strategic research activities defined by the EC calls, hence a focus is expected on promoting synergies and mutual benefits, some of which may include expanding the network and establishing new collaboration opportunities and partnerships.
Associated Members and Partnering Projects will benefit from networking and collaboration opportunities with a broad scientific community, and as a consequence, increased visibility of their research and innovation outcomes. Furthermore, contacts and liaisons with major national and EU initiatives will be accessible through the network of national and thematic representatives, which will be created within the GrapheneEU CSA and will comprise researchers from the RIAs/IAs and Associated Member organisations.
The details of the new association mechanism and the list of benefits are available here.
Applications are now open for AMs and PPs.
If you wish to apply for becoming an Associated Member, click here.
If you wish to apply for becoming a Partnering Project, click here.
There is no deadline, applications are accepted on a continuous basis.
We would be delighted to hear from you! If you are interested in the getting associated to the Graphene Flagship initiative and in connecting to one of the RIAs/IAs already part of the Graphene Flagship initiative to suggest collaborative initiatives, or else you have questions for us, do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.