From 17-18 November 2014, the Graphene Flagship‘s Science and Technology Forum met at Madingley Hall in Cambridge, UK.
Sixty-six new partners have been welcomed into the Graphene Flagship, almost doubling the size of the world’s premier research and innovation initiative devoted to graphene and related two-dimensional materials.
From fast-charging mobile batteries to solar cells, hydrogen storage, fuel cells and smart grids – scientists, engineers and industrialists discuss what is possible with graphene, and where we go from here. Real-world energy applications for graphene are closer than some in industry think.
At the start of its second year of operation, new partners join the Strategic Advisory Council and Executive Board, strengthening the industrial base of Europe’s Graphene Flagship.
Britain’s Royal Society has awarded a prestigious research professorship to Kostya Novoselov, Nobel laureate and leading light in the Graphene Flagship.
Future applications of graphene were the subject of two public science lectures by leading researchers in the field.
As part of its mission to strengthen Europe’s graphene research and development community, the Graphene Flagship welcomes its first four associated members: Netzsch (Germany), NetComposites (UK), ABB and Imerys (Switzerland)
Later this month, research scientists and engineers will join with industry representatives and investors to discuss the use of graphene and related nanomaterials in future energy solutions.
On the 10th anniversary of Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov’s Nobel Prize-winning work on graphene, a prestigious science journal devotes a special issue to the world’s most talked about nanomaterial.
In October 2013, the European Commission as part of its Future and Emerging Technologies scheme launched two FET flagships – the Human Brain Project, and the Graphene Flagship. These large scale, international research collaborations have been implemented initially as Seventh Framework Programme projects, with the longer term organisation within FP7′s successor research and innovation framework, Horizon 2020.
Research supported by the Graphene Flagship leads to fast, high-performance photodetectors for fibre-optic communication systems.
Scientists in Ireland and the UK have combined the cutting edge material graphene with rubber bands to create wearable body motion sensors that can be used for monitoring joint and muscle motion, breathing and pulse.
The advance shows how research done in the Graphene Flagship can transfer to industry, and accelerate the development and commercial exploitation of this remarkable material.
From the tip of a pencil to a white sheet of paper – if you have ever drawn with a pencil, you have probably made graphene. But what can graphene do?