The Graphene Flagship’s Technology and Innovation Roadmap (TIR) demonstrates various paths that graphene can take to transition from the lab to use in industrial applications. The roadmap aggregates a common view on graphene and related materials (GRM) and offers strategic guidance for both the Graphene Flagship and the industrial uptake of graphene. The Roadmap establishes a timeline for when one can expect graphene to be applied to different application areas and investigates the evolution and potential societal and industrial impacts of GRM-enhanced technologies.
The latest version of the TIR specifically explored four promising areas for graphene commercialisation: supercapacitors, anti-corrosion, Li-ion batteries and neural interfaces. By expanding to new focus investigation topics, the industrialisation roadmap team hopes to both explore and obtain a deeper understanding of diverse graphene applications, while fostering their impact on European industries.
While the GRM market is expanding, there are still obstacles to growth. The outcomes of the roadmap work also show the lack of application-oriented and traceable material quality standards of graphene. This means the Graphene Flagship’s standardisation efforts will be key to the success of graphene in the marketplace.