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Graphene Pavilion at The Mobile World Congress
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The Graphene Pavilion at The Mobile World Congress

In February 2016 the Graphene Flagship presented the inaugural Graphene Pavilion at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's largest gathering for the mobile industry with over 100,000 attendees and 2000 exhibitors in Barcelona, Spain. This event, coordinated by the Graphene Flagship and ICFO with support from the GSMA, was a huge success.

By Graphene Flagship / 20 April 2016
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Our project / Collaboration / Research

Graphene Flagship Enters Core One

​In October 2013 the European Commission as part of its Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) scheme launched the Graphene Flagship. This large scale, international research collaboration is moving forward to the core of its mission

By Graphene Flagship / 19 April 2016
Innovation / Research / Electronics

Graphene based Remote Controlled Molecular Switches

Imagine a world where you can tailor the properties of graphene to have the outcome you desire. By combining its unique properties with the precision of molecular chemistry, scientists from the Graphene Flagship have taken the first steps towards doing just that. In their paper published on 7th April in Nature Communications an international group of Flagship scientists show how it is possible to create light-responsive graphene-based devices, paving the way for many applications including photo sensors and even optically controllable memories.

By Siân Fogden / 07 April 2016
Innovation / Research / Electronics

Frictionless Graphene

In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Graphene Flagship show that the same ultra-low friction that is well known to occur between sheets of graphene also occurs between graphene and other surfaces. The work, published in Science (1), and led by physicists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research at Mainz (Prof. Klaus Müllen), the Technical University Dresden (Dr. Andrea Benassi, Prof. Xinliang Feng), EMPA Zurich (Prof. Roman Fasel) and the University of Basel (Prof. Ernst Meyer) opens up the possibility of frictionless coatings.

By Siân Fogden / 24 March 2016
Exhibition / Telecom / Electronics

The Graphene Pavilion Day Three

The Graphene Pavilion has gone from strength to strength during the MWC. As day three progressed the level of media interest and number of visitors continued to intensify, taking everyone a little by surprise. All of the exhibitors worked hard to keep up with demand - overall an excellent outcome!

By Siân Fogden / 26 February 2016
Exhibition / Telecom / Innovation

Graphene Pavilion Day one

It has been an exciting first day in the inaugural Graphene Pavilion at the 2016 Mobile World Congress. With a stream of visitors from the public and press it truly was an intense and rewarding day. The Graphene Pavilion represents a new way to present graphene to the wider world. As a newcomer to the MWC the Graphene Pavilion attracted interest for a wide range of reasons. Some visitors were already familiar with graphene and wanted to know more, some were interested in a particular technology such as batteries or flexible displays and wanted to know how graphene can integrate with these and there were those who were simply drawn in to discover something new - like the school teacher looking for new things to teach his pupils.

By Siân Fogden / 23 February 2016
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Telecom / Exhibition / Industry

Graphene goes Mobile

It's going to be another exciting year for graphene and what better way to start than with a material showcase at the Mobile World Congress. In testament to the power of graphene and its impact on the mobile industry, the Graphene Flagship has been invited to present the inaugural Graphene Pavilion at the 2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC), 22-25 February 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.

By Siân Fogden / 27 January 2016
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Health / Biomedical / Research

Novel Healthcare Solutions for an Ever Changing World

​As the demand for healthcare services worldwide continues to increase so does the demand for novel healthcare solutions. Solutions that are more effective and cost less. Solutions that prevent disease as well as cure it. Solutions that can be used with equal effectiveness throughout the world.

By Siân Fogden / 26 January 2016
Industry / Products / Materials


Production is unique among the Graphene Flagship's technical work packages, in that it does not focus on research. The three principal goals of WP11 are to provide material samples, and a link to Europe's Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies (NMP) programmes, and to deal with standardisation matters. Work package leader is Ken Teo of semiconductor specialist and technology enabling firm Aixtron in Cambridge, and deputy Nalin Rupesinghe, also of Aixtron.

By Francis Sedgemore / 17 December 2015