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Graphene Technologies Inspire at MWC17


The Graphene Experience Zone at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona has been a great success with a steady stream of visitors coming to see and experience what graphene can do. Focus was on five innovation areas: IoT and Sensors; Wearables and Health; Datacom; Energy; Composites. 

Learn more about the exhibited technologies in the digital brochure of the Graphene Experience Zone!

Five Innovation Areas + Graphene Supercar

This year the Graphene Experience Zone 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.

Graphene Supercar
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.

Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA and held in Barcelona, Spain, in late February every year. The 2016 edition of MWC attracted over 100 000 attendees, 2000 exhibitors and was covered by more than 3 600 members of international press and media.

The Graphene Experience Zone is organised by the Graphene Flagship, curated by ICFO and supported by the European Commission and the GSMA.

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Publishing date: 30 March 2017 14:18