Graphene Flagship continues its voyage
The Graphene Flagship is sailing on to new horizons, under a different funding structure that adapts to the widening European ecosystem around graphene and layered materials.
Building on a decade of success, the Graphene Flagship will now continue its journey under the European Commission's Horizon Europe funding programme.
Bringing together 118 academic and industrial partners in 12 research and innovation projects and 1 coordination and support project, the Graphene Flagship initiative will continue to advance Europe’s strategic autonomy in technologies that rely on graphene and other 2D materials.
The projects will work on applications in key areas from composites and energy to biomedical and electronics. Fundamental work on emerging two-dimensional materials will also be addressed in our 2D materials of tomorrow projects. Research into health and safety will continue to be an integral part of the initiative.
Taking the Helm
With this new phase of the Graphene Flagship comes new leadership. Patrik Johansson, formerly Vice-Director for the project, will step up as the new Graphene Flagship Director.
"I'm excited to see the 2D materials community in Europe continue to grow with the launch of the new Horizon Europe projects. It will be interesting to see the new ideas that come from this latest European investment in graphene and other 2D materials," Johansson says.
The Graphene Flagship initiative is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme, which puts a strong emphasis on tackling climate change and addressing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
Furthermore, the programme facilitates collaboration, strengthening the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. It supports the creation and dissemination of excellent knowledge and technologies.
Finally, Horizon Europe will create jobs, fully engage the EU’s talent pool, boost economic growth, promote industrial competitiveness and optimise investment impact within a strengthened European Research Area.