MWC Barcelona 2017: Trade show
The Graphene Flagship and ICFO, with support from the GSMA, presented the Graphene Experience Zone at the 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC). MWC is the world's largest gathering for the mobile industry, (with over 100,000 attendees), and was held from 27 February to 2 March 2017 in Barcelona. The Graphene Experience Zone showcased the latest achievements and innovations from the graphene community in an interactive and accessible way.
Graphene Experience Zone at Mobile World Congress 2017
Graphene Experience Zone Brochure
Learn more about the exhibited technologies in the digital brochure of the Graphene Experience Zone.
The Graphene Experience Zone featured five different innovation areas. At the heart of the Graphene Experience Zone will be a sports car featuring graphene-enhanced bodywork. The British-built BAC Mono has graphene composite rear wheel arches, which reduces the weight of the car and provides a notable performance benefit to the driver. This unique car, which uses graphene supplied by Haydale, was demonstrated last year to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to the National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester.
Five Innovation Areas + Graphene Supercar
The Graphene Experience Zone at Mobirle World Congress 2017 featured five different innovation areas: IoT and Sensors; Wearables and Health; Energy; Datacoms; and Composites. Each area containing specialised demonstrators and prototypes developed by leading industry and academic partners.
The British-built BAC Mono has graphene composite rear wheel arches, which reduces the weight of the car and provides a notable performance benefit to the driver.
IoT and Sensors
Graphene’s large surface area, high electrical conductivity, unique optical properties and high thermal conductivity make it ideal for sensors that can be used to develop building blocks for the Internet of Things.
Wearables and Health
The biological compatibility of graphene can be used in biological sensors capable of sensing molecules such as DNA and many different analytes, like glucose, glutamate, cholesterol and haemoglobin.
Graphene-based technologies are proving integral to the new generation of communications, such as 5G, enabling high performance optical communication systems through ultra-fast and compact optoelectronic devices.
Graphene and related materials (GRMs), with their high surface area, large electrical conductivity, light weight nature, chemical stability and high mechanical flexibility have a big role to play in meeting this demand in both energy generation and storage.
Graphene's excellent strength, conductivity, flexibility, light weight nature and barrier properties are useful for a wide range of applications. From anti-static and anti-corrosion coatings through to ultra-strong and ultra-lightweight composites.