The task of the Graphene Flagship is to take graphene and related 2D materials from the academic laboratories to the factory floors and into society. As it is now approaching halftime of its journey the course it is following is towards applications and industrialisation of the material and the knowledge gathered through extensive research. The Graphene Flagship consortium of partners from industry and academia is proposed to be updated according to this development to ensure stable value chains that will enable the Flagship to reach its goal.
As a preparation for this new step, an invitation to Expression of Interest was issued by the Graphene Flagship in April 2017, with the purpose of securing specific competences related to 15 defined topics. On July 6 2017, the General Assembly of the Flagship voted in favour of the following 15 new partners to enter the consortium in April 2018.
The new partners now await approval by the European Commission before entering the Graphene Flagship consortium on April 1, 2018.