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What is Graphene Week?

EU Funded

An opportunity to explore the 2D Materials of tomorrow!

As Europe's leading and longest-running event on 2D Materials, Graphene Week stands at the forefront of cutting-edge research, innovation and technology. Supported by the European Commission, it unites over 500 international experts and students to discuss key topics concerning graphene and related 2DM, and has done so for the past 19 years!


In 2024 the programme will welcome over 200 speakers, including special programming on innovation, diversity, early career development, future EC opportunities, 2DM for the future and much more. This is all in addition to our exhibition area and 2DM pavilion, where attendees will have the opportunity to network and explore current applications and products. 

What is Graphene Week

Brief History

Established in 2006, Graphene Week holds the distinction of being the longest-running nonprofit event in the field of graphene and 2D materials. Since its creation, this event has played a central role in shaping the discourse surrounding graphene research and its innovation. 

It all began with a gathering of 47 graphene experts in Dresden in 2006, who met to explore the potential of this groundbreaking material, isolated by Nobel laureates Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov just two years prior, in 2004. 

Over the years, this event has continuously evolved to embrace new developments and discoveries in the field. In 2013, Graphene Week's path merged with that of the Graphene Flagship, marking a significant turning point. As graphene's landscape expanded, so too did Graphene Week, encompassing diverse fields, from applications to innovations. 

Now in its 19th edition, Graphene Week continues to attract interest from various fields such as aerospace and biomedicine, showcasing graphene's endless possibilities. What sets Graphene Week apart is its nonprofit status, developing an environment of collaboration and innovation, where attendees can engage in discussions, interactive workshops, and poster sessions. 

Graphene Week promises a diverse and enriching journey, inviting you to be part of the ongoing advancement in graphene exploration and innovation at this year's event. 

Why attend Graphene Week 2024?

All-in-1 event

Graphene Week 2024 brings back breath-taking in-person events – with plenary and parallel sessions, industrial innovation, a dedicated early-career branch and many opportunities for collaboration. On top of regular sessions and lectures, Graphene Flagship events gather unique events to foster innovation and collaboration. The Graphene Innovation Forum is back, in addition to a special session on Diversity in Graphene. 

Networking & Connect

Graphene Week 2024 in Prague is the best place to network. The event gathers experts from Europe, and all around the world, coming from leading academic institutions, innovative SMEs and our leading industrial partners. Enjoy poster sessions, lunch receptions and coffee breaks to meet new people, broaden your horizons and establish new fruitful collaborations. Additionally, the event will offer unique social activities, organised by our local hosts in the Czech Republic. All great opportunities to connect with new people! The #GrapheneExperience is back. 

Oustanding Programme

Our Graphene Week 2024 chairs combine academic expertise and industrial innovation. This diversity is reflected in our International Scientific Programme Committee, who have worked hard to gather an outstanding line-up of speakers from different backgrounds, all leading experts in the field of graphene and 2D materials. We expect over 500 abstract titles, split between oral communications and poster presentations. Prague is the place to learn about 2D materials this year, and celebrate 20 years since the isolation of graphene! 

Graphene Week 2024 will be held in Prague, Czech Republic!

Graphene Week 2024

Be a part of Graphene Week 2024 in Prague, Czech Republic! Cutting-edge graphene research, technological advancement, world-class innovation, and opportunities to connect with the top international graphene and 2D material experts await you in Prague, October 2024!

Graphene Week 2024

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Upcoming Events

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9 September 2024

ESSERC 2024 “2D Materials: Challenges and Opportunities" Workshop

2D materials have triggered enormous interest over the past 15 years, thanks to their interesting electronic and optical properties, which have propelled them as viable candidates for replacing/complementing the good-old Silicon in future semiconductor technology nodes. Nevertheless, several tough challenges need to be addressed to take the opportunities ahead. In this workshop, we will give an account of a few relevant R&D areas, outlining key attention points in material growth, integration, and reliability, and we will sample applications domain opportunities, underlining the unique advantages of the 2D materials, which recommend them as prime contenders for continuing the physical/functional scaling, as well as for expanding into the applications space, for the years/decades to come.

IOP Publishing Workshop

While the 2D materials community celebrates 20 years since the isolation of graphene, IOP Publishing’s 2D Materials journal celebrates its 10-year anniversary. The journal will mark this occasion with a special contribution to the Graphene Week 2024 conference to be held in Prague, Czech Republic. Join the “Publication and peer review” workshop providing instruction for PhD students and early career researchers on how to make it as an author and a reviewer in journals. IOPP will also organise a focus issue in 2D Materials based on Graphene Week 2024 with contributions from speakers. Authors are welcome to contribute an original research paper, topical review or perspective. The focus issue will be showcased on a dedicated webpage and promoted extensively to the community.

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