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Inge Asselberghs
2D-EPL / 2DM

2D-EPL: Creating an ecosystem for 2DM integration

The 2D Experimental Pilot Line (2D-EPL), now in its fourth and final year, is a €20 million project launched to address the challenges of upscaling 2D material production processes for the semiconductor industry. The project helps create a European ecosystem for the integration of 2D materials in applications like sensors, electronics and photonics.  

By Graphene Flagship / 26 June 2024
wafer 2D-EPL symposium
2D-EPL / Milestones / Our project

Graphene Flagship celebrates successes of first-of-its-kind 2D materials project

The Graphene Flagship is hosting a symposium from June 11 to 12 at the Town Hall Europe, Brussels, to celebrate the successes of its €20 million 2D Experimental Pilot Line (2D-EPL) project. Representing the first graphene foundry to integrate graphene and other 2D materials into semiconductor devices, the symposium will demonstrate the 2D-EPL’s progress in creating an ecosystem for 2D materials within electronics, photonics and biomedical devices.

By Graphene Flagship / 23 May 2024
wafer mpw run 6
2D-EPL / Electronics / Sensors


Multi project wafer (MPW) runs are a common practice within the semiconductor ecosystem. Universities, R&D centres and start ups, which usually only need a few prototypes and operate with tight budgets, take advantage of this service to obtain devices at an affordable entry point. This is carried out with a mask sharing scheme, where devices with different geometries but shared device architecture are manufactured within the same mask; in this way, everyone gets a few devices but no one needs to purchase more devices than necessary. Now, Graphenea partners with the 2D Experimental Pilot Line (2D-EPL) to offer an MPW run with a novel process flow.

By Graphene Flagship / 18 April 2024
Healing the Achilles heel of 2D transistors
Innovation / 2D-EPL / Industry

Healing the Achilles heel of 2D transistors

Graphene Flagship researchers have now demonstrated a novel engineering approach to enhance the electrical stability of two-dimensional transistors by carefully tuning the Fermi energy. The results, part of the 2D-Experimental Pilot Line (2D-EPL) project within the Graphene Flagship, have been reported in Nature Electronics.

By Graphene Flagship / 23 June 2022
2D-EPL / Innovation / Sensors

2D-EPL offers developers the chance to test graphene-based sensors

The 2D Experimental Pilot Line (2D-EPL), a project grown from the Graphene Flagship, has launched its first customisable wafer run targeting sensor applications. Companies, universities and research institutes can include their designs as dies on joint wafers, to test their ideas for devices on a larger scale at relatively low costs.

By Graphene Flagship / 13 June 2022
2D materials for next generation computing
2D-EPL / Innovation / Materials

2D materials for next generation computing

In a compact comment published in Nature Communications, Graphene Flagship and 2D-EPL researchers outline the most promising fields of applications of two-dimensional (2D) materials, as well as their remaining challenges towards the appearance of high-tech products.

By Graphene Flagship / 31 March 2022
One year of the 2D-EPL
Innovation / 2D-EPL / Industry

One year of the 2D-EPL

In October 2020, the Graphene Flagship launched a second project funded by the European Commission: the 2D Experimental Pilot Line (2D-EPL). This project is working to establish a European ecosystem for the prototype production of graphene and related material (GRM)-based electronics, photonics and sensors.

By Rebecca Waters / 22 October 2021
Aixtron machine in 2D-EPL cleanroom
2D-EPL / Electronics / Sensors

From lab to fab

Introducing the Graphene Flagship’s new manufacturing facility for graphene-based electronics, optoelectronics and sensors

By Rebecca Waters / 29 September 2021