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Gothenburg, Sweden
5-6 September 2023
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 5-6 September 2023

Graphene Innovation Forum

Graphene Week 2023 inspired a fusion of graphene research and technology with industrial innovation – it is where science meets business! The Graphene Innovation Forum is a good spot to learn about the latest graphene innovations, spin-off company successes, and the future of the graphene industry.

The Graphene Innovation Forum is focused on innovation and the commercialization of applications containing 2D-materials. It was an opportunity to hear about the successful implementation of graphene from both start-ups and larger corporations.

The Graphene Flagship Spearhead projects presented their experiences when it comes to challenges and opportunities when introducing 2D-materials, and an interactive panel probed into future trends of graphene applications and the Graphene Flagship’s work in standardization to facilitate commercialization of 2D-materials.



11:30 11:30 - 13:40

Graphene Flagship Spearhead Projects – Show us your products!

This session consists of presentations from the industry driven Graphene Flagship spearhead projects. Topics of interest are: Successes and failures on the way to marketable products? Challenges to commercialisation? Material bottlenecks? The audience is encouraged to ask questions and take part in the discussions.


11:30 - Intro, Kari Hjelt, Head of Innovation (Chair)              

11:40 - Circuitbrakers, Anna Andersson, ABB

11:55 - Spearhead 8: Autovision, Stijn Goossens, Qurv

12:10 - SafeGraph, James Baker, TEMASOL

12:25 - GRAPHIL Update & Perspectives, Letizia Bocchi, Medica

12:40 - Graphene-based Thermoelectric ICE Protection System, towards a more versatile and easier to integrate heater mat technology (GICE), Fabien Dezitter, Airbus 

12:55 - GrEENBat, Francesco Bonaccorso, BeDimensional

13:10 - Metal replacement for automotive: an example of translational technology within the Graphene Flagship (G+Boards), Vincenzo Palermo, CNR 

13:25 - Multi-band imaging with CMOS-integrated graphene photodetectors (GBIRCAM), Alan Colli, Emberion

13:40 13:40 - 14:30


15:30 15:30 - 16:30

Start-up challenges – Learnings for successful commercialisation

This session consists of start-up presentations from the Graphene Flagship partners. How do 2D-materials give an edge to the business? How to navigate the way to market? What does investors want? The audience is welcome to participate with questions and comments.


15:30 - Creating a graphene ecosystem between academia, industry and supply-chain – the opportunity for start-ups and SME, James Baker, GEIC 

15:45 - Thin, Flexible, and Printable Supercapacitors and Batteries for Active Printed Electronic Devices (FlexPower), Ali Shaygan Nia, Technische Universität Dresden 

16:00 - Graphene manufacturing from waste tires towards thermoplastic sector, Burcu Saner Okan, NanoGrafen

16:15 - The untapped potential of 2D materials in all-optical non-linear photonics, Michael Kissner, Akhetonics

16:30 16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 17:00 - 18:15

Industry perspectives – Future of 2D-materials

An opportunity to hear about challenges and opportunities of implementing 2D-materials by industry representatives. The newly formed 2D Materials Industrial Consortium will present their ideas for the future. The session will end with a panel discussion “Hurdles and solutions for thriving 2D-material businesses”. The audience will be encouraged to participate and interact with the panel in engaging and inspiring discussions.


17:00 - 2DM Industry Consortium, Kari Hjelt, Chalmers Industriteknik 

17:15 - Graphene-enhanced industrial applications, Performance Gains and Sustainability, Valdirene Sullas Teixeira Peressinotto, Gerdau Graphene

17:30 - Progress and Challenges of Graphene Commercialization in China, Dan Xu, National Ningbo Graphene Innovation Center

17:45 - Panel Discussion - Hurdles and solutions for thriving 2D-material businesses

18:15 18:15 - 19:30

Innovations networking session

An opportunity to network and discuss future potential collaboration with presenters as well as fellow attendees over some drinks and nibbles.

11:00 11:00 - 14:00

Graphene Flagship UAE-EU Workshop on Graphene and related 2D materials

In this workshop the attendees get a chance to learn about the ongoing research activities in the United Arab Emirates. The Research & Innovation Center for Graphene and 2D Materials at Khalifa University is very focused on commercialization of research results and addresses challenges from their region with innovations in health care, aerospace, energy and water purification.  Apart from presentations, this session will also provide opportunities to discuss topics of common interest and explore possible new collaborations.

13:30 13:30 - 14:30


15:30 15:30 - 16:30

Success Enablers

This session focuses on the EC and Graphene Flagship’s work into removing obstacles for successful commercialization of 2D-materials with presentations about standardization, roadmaps, ethics and future funding opportunities.


15:30 - Graphene Standardisation, Johan Ek Weiss, CIT

15:45 - Roadmap, Henning Döscher, Fraunhofer 

16:00 - EU Funding, Isabel Obieta Vilallonga, European Innovation Council 

16:15 - Ethics for better projects, Norberto Patrignani, Politecnico di Torino 

16:30 16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 17:00 - 18:15

The Swedish 2D-materials ecosystem

Sweden aims to be one of the world’s ten leading countries in developing and using graphene and other 2D materials industrially. In this session, we find out more about some of their innovations. Is your next project partner a Swedish business?


17:00 - Nanoscale integration of graphene flakes into the fibres based materials – reasons, features and the market potential, Erik Khranovskyy, Grafren

17:15 - Scaling up Production and Application of Bio-based Graphene Oxide, Anna Carlsson, Bright Day

17:30 - Catch-22 in Industrial Upscaling: Overcoming Challenges, Christian Werdinius, Provexa 

17:45 - Beyond the Hybe: Real-Life Challenges and Perspectives in Graphene Commercialization, Mamoun Taher, Graphmatech 

18:00 - Wafer-level integration of 2D materials for back-end of line applications, Arne Quellmalz, In2Great Materials


Closing of Graphene Innovation Forum

Innovation Speakers

Kari Hjelt

Kari Hjelt

Chalmers Industriteknik

Francesco Bonaccorso


Carolina Aguilar


Henning Döscher

Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI