News from Graphene Week 2019

Louise Smyth

The Graphene Flagship is holding its annual conference – Graphene Week 2019. Coinciding with Finland’s third EU presidency, Graphene Week 2019 is taking place all week at the Marina Congress Centre in Helsinki. 

As one of the largest ever research projects funded by the European Commission — with a budget of €1 billion spread across its first ten years — the Graphene Flagship’s annual conference presents the latest developments in research, innovation, and commercialisation of graphene and related layered materials (GRMs) from over 700 experts in the field.

It is focused on the existing and upcoming industrial products, with an objective to encourage bright young scientists to commercialise their results into tangible products.

Students, academics and industry representatives are there to listen to 30 plenary and invited talks by world leading experts in GRMs, witness over 100 oral presentations and network with over 700 participants from countries around the world.

Featured topics for 2019 include graphene for wearables, 5G communications, energy production and storage technologies, as well as newly developed layered materials and heterostructures. This scientific program is also complemented by an Innovation Forum and specific workshops and sessions focused on the collaboration between academia and industry.

Just past the 5 years mark, the Graphene Flagship is fully on course to realise its ambitious objectives to transition the success of graphene research in academic institutions into commercial devices.

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