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Versarien utilizes proprietary materials technology to create innovative engineering solutions that are capable of having a game-changing impact in a broad variety of industry sectors.

Founded in 2010, they have continued to develop advanced materials and processes to satisfy customer-specific applications whilst expanding their portfolio of intellectual property through acquisition. Their product offerings are capable of having a game-changing impact in a broad variety of industry sectors.

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 Of most significance is the progress they have made commercializing the production of graphene, having moved out of the laboratory into a scalable production facility in Cheltenham.

Versarien has already gained considerable industry recognition and received a number of high profile awards, including the London 2012 UKTI Startup Games Overall Winner, 2013 Racecar Engineering Magazine’s Most Innovative Product Award, 2012 MWP Advanced Manufacturing Award for Research and Development and 2012 HP Smart Business Award for Manufacturing Innovation.

In June 2013, Versarien floated on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. Following this, the Company acquired leading manufacturer of tungsten carbide products, Total Carbide, thereby expanding its production capabilities to meet growing customer demand. Versarien is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

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Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers of graphene-based products in the world.

Their graphene-based products, known by the G+® brand, give remarkable properties or added functionality to a variety of consumer and industrial products. Utilizing a unique and patented technique called ‘Plasma Super Expansion,’ their production process is scalable, portable, chemical-free and results in almost zero waste. Directa Plus is delivering tomorrow’s materials in today’s products.

 

XG Sciences, Inc., is located in Lansing, Michigan and was formed in 2006 for the purpose of commercializing technology to produce graphene nanoplatelets.  The Company designs, develops and manufactures graphene nanoplatelets at commercial scale, using two proprietary manufacturing processes to split natural flakes of crystalline graphite into very small and thin particles, which they sell as xGnP® graphene nanoplatelets.

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 XG Sciences sells their nanoplatelets in the form of bulk powders or dispersions to other companies for use as additives to make composite and other materials with specially engineered characteristics. They also manufacture and sell integrated, value-added products containing these graphene nanoplatelets such as greases, composites, thin sheets, inks and coating formulations that we sell to other companies. Additionally, they have licensed their technology to other companies in exchange for royalties and other fees.

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Applied Graphene Materials works in partnership with its customers using its knowledge and expertise to provide custom graphene dispersions and formats to deliver enhancements and benefits for a wide range of applications. The Group’s strategy is to target commercial applications in three core markets: coatings, composites and polymers plus functional fluids.

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 The Group has developed proprietary bottom-up processes which are capable of producing high-volume graphene nanoplatelets using a continuous process. The manufacturing processes are based on sustainable, readily available raw materials and therefore do not rely on the supply of graphite. Applied Graphene Materials owns the intellectual property and know-how behind these processes.

Applied Graphene Materials was founded in 2010 with its operations and processes based on technology that Professor Karl Coleman initially developed at Durham University.

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First Graphene is an advanced materials company seeking to position itself in the lowest cost quartile of global graphene suppliers. It has developed an environmentally sound and safe method of converting its supplies of ultra-high grade graphite into the lowest cost highest quality graphene, in bulk quantities.

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In so doing it is addressing the three greatest impediments to the commercialisation of graphene, being reliable quality at realistic prices in sufficient volumes to facilitate the development of applications in modern materials, energy storage devices, coatings and polymers. It aims to use these competitive advantages to access new technologies and processes and in turn gain maximum leverage to the entire graphene supply chain, from sourcing the raw material to end use, with development of associated intellectual property for licencing and sales.

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Graphene 3D Lab, Inc. is capitalizing on groundbreaking properties of graphene and other advanced materials. The company is offering high-tech solutions in several areas including:

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Mining: The Company is developing innovative hardware for harvesting the heat generated by the cryptocurrency mining computational hardware and converting it into heating and/or refrigeration solutions.

R&D Materials: These diverse materials have a wide spectrum of commercial, research, and military applications. The Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Graphene Laboratories Inc., currently offers over 100 graphene and related products to a client list comprised of more than 14,000 customers worldwide, including nearly every Fortune 500 tech company and major research university. Some notable clients are NASA, Ford Motor Co., GE, Apple, Xerox, Samsung, Harvard University, IBM, and Stanford University. The Company’s suite of products is available online at the company’s e-commerce platform Graphene Supermarket (www.graphene-supermarket.com).

3D Printing: The 3D printing division of the Company offers a portfolio of 3D printable filaments. These materials can be purchased through multiple distribution networks worldwide or directly from the web-store www.blackmagic3D.com.

High-Performance Epoxies: Adhesive materials produced by the company are distributed under the G6-Epoxy trade name and can be purchased at https://g6-epoxy.com/

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G3, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, is the holding company for five subsidiaries: Nanotek Instruments is the Intellectual Property arm of G3 with more than 160 issued U.S. patents. Taiwan Graphene Company is the largest volume producer of graphene globally. 

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It is focused on high volume production of graphene raw materials, enhanced thermal interface materials (films, pastes, inks), and nanocomposite products (both thermoplastics and thermosets). Honeycomb Battery is focused on commercializing next generation lithium ion battery electrodes, batteries enhanced with graphene, and improved battery manufacturing processes. Angstron Materials is the R&D and product application company. Angstron Energy Company produces graphene-wrapped nano silicon particles to improve anode stability, prelithiation to reduce capacity loss, significant cost reduction in cost of goods, and an operational pilot line with 50 TPA capacity in the US.

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AzTrong pursues to become the leading material supplier of high-quality functional Graphene products to be used in various commercial and scientific applications & solutions.

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AzTrong is a leading supplier of high quality functionalized graphene in the forms of inks, powders, slurries, and films for a wide range of applications and solutions. The core team members of AzTrong worked for leading US companies such as Cisco/PARC/SEEO/Xerox/IBM/NIH, etc.

We developed recipes and dispersion methods of GO/rGO composites for Lithium-Ion battery, supercapacitor, electronics and biomedical applications.Our Vision is to leverage graphene materials to create high value chain for the Smart Life solution and services.

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Grolltex, short for ‘graphene-rolling-technologies’, is an advanced materials and equipment company located in the Scripps Ranch area of San Diego, California.

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Their core strength is creating products based in single layer, CVD generated graphene of the highest quality. Through patented transfer and processing methods, they are able to produce single layer graphene at a cost structure not previously known. Their processes enable new graphene product designs and directions in the areas of sensing, OLED’s, barrier materials, bio-sensors and many more.

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Graphene One, LLC has successfully developed a series of graphene-based technical fibers called Kyorene®.

 

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Kyorene® graphene composite fibers have a wide range of inherent properties such as; antibacterial, mite repellency, mechanical strength, UV resistance, deodorant properties and thermal regulation functions. Applications for Kyorene® can be widely used in knitted and woven fabrics, and non-woven materials in sportswear/active-wear, home textiles, functional clothing, industrial fabrics, and many other high-performance materials.  Graphene One, LLC has developed the most up-to-date manufacturing processes to produce our graphene material, and Kyorene® fibers and yarns.  Kyorene® not only provides excellent performance, but also a low cost. This paves the way for large-scale and low-cost production for our customers and promotes new applications using graphene.  Kyorene® graphene composite fibers will assist in the transformation and evolution of the textile industry and will usher in a new era of textile applications using graphene technology.

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Kennedy Labs is a nanofabrication company creating graphene and other graphene-like 2D materials for microelectronic applications and novel stand-alone devices.

 

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Using a variety of nanofabrication techniques to deposit or infuse 2D material into nanolaminates, membranes, dispersions and wafer scale structures, Kennedy Labs can help you integrate 2D materials into your products or subcomponents to deliver quantum performance benefits to your specific industrial application.

Through research and development collaborations, hands on product development experimentation and personalized business development consulting, Kennedy Labs can bring the advantages of quantum materials to your industrial application.

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Celtig is developing, designing and implementing new technology to drive the production of graphene up and the cost of manufacturing it down, all the while maintaining strict quality control.

 

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Their patent-pending technology, developed in-house by company principals, now allows for an exponential growth in the worldwide production capability of graphene, and at the same time drives the price point well below $10/g for most grades of material.

The current production capacity of 1,000 kg/month is readily expandable once the market increases, yet in the meantime, they are finally able to achieve truly industrial-scale graphene production that will allow entrepreneurial manufacturers access to sufficient quantities of this fascinating material for internal research and development of actual consumer-oriented applications. The primary goal at Celtig is to facilitate this revolutionary transformation: taking graphene from the academic benchtop of the research scientist and delivering it to the daily life of the general public.

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Ceylon Graphene Technologies is Sri Lanka’s first Graphene and Advanced Materials company owned by LOLC group and Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC).

 

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CGT is known as the manufacturers of the highest quality Graphene products (GO, rGO, Functionalized rGO, Expanded Graphite) from best quality vein graphite mined in the world. They have 1.5 metric tonnes per year GO, rGO plant and small scale CVD and Electrochemical exfoliation facility based in Sri Lanka.

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Dotz Nano Ltd. is the world’s premier manufacturer of Graphene Quantum Dots (GQDs), commercializing an innovative technology that produces GQDs out of Coal and Carbon sources.

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Dotz Nano can supply high-quality GQDs for use in a variety of applications that include: medical imaging, displays/consumer electronics, sensing, optical brighteners, energy storage, solar cell, data storage, and anti-counterfeiting.

With its modern labs and manufacturing facility, Dotz Nano is capturing the market utilizing GQDs as an alternative material in hundreds of applications.

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“Law Elevated” can be summed up in six attributes that the attorneys and professionals at Butler Snow pride themselves on: innovation, teamwork, value, service, focus, and responsiveness.

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Our approach allows us to provide our clients with an elevated level of legal services.Extensive experience in more than 50 practice areas means Butler Snow is the only resource you need. From public finance to litigation to business services, we can offer solutions to a variety of your legal and business needs.

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Urbix Resources was founded in 2014 with the goal of creating radical change in the way natural graphite is refined and commercialized. 

 

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Urbix specializes in all aspects of the graphite value chain and is a premier provider of Graphite Ore, Refined Graphite Powders, Graphene, and other advanced Graphite Products. We use proprietary methods for the environmentally conscious purification of our various graphite and graphene products. Urbix customers know that their raw materials are the most responsibly produced in the world. Share in our vision for a greener carbon future.

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Accurion provides high-end and reliable state-of-the-art technology in two product lines: Imaging Ellipsometry and Active Vibration Isolation.

 

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In 2009, Halcyonics GmbH, specialist for Active Vibration Isolation Solutions and Nanofilm Technology GmbH, expert for surface analyzing tools merged to form Accurion GmbH. Both divisions are well-established and look back on a long-term experience in developing and producing scientific instruments.

Nanofilm has been the leader in Brewster Angle Microscopy and Imaging Ellipsometry since 1991. Halcyonics was founded in 1996 as a specialist in Active Vibration Isolation. The existing product brands Nanofilm and Halcyonics are continued as product divisions of Accurion. Accurion GmbH is supported by subsidiaries in the USA, India, and China.

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The School of Engineering at The University of Mississippi was founded in 1900 beginning its rich history as the oldest engineering school in the state.

 

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Instruction in engineering at the University of Mississippi dates from 1854 when a department of engineering was established by the Board of Trustees to complement a strong program in the natural sciences. The School of Engineering has six academic departments and seven research centers, many of which are nationally recognized.

The School of Engineering at the University of Mississippi is still committed to its heritage of educating leaders one century after its founding. The School is also committed to the economic development of the State of Mississippi, the South, and the Nation, to create a sustainable world.

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Innovative Aspects LLC, d.b.a. IA Coatings specializes in performance coatings and Graphene Applications for: Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial (Oil and Gas), and Defense.

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Some of secondary categories are food and beverage, bicycles, medical, etc.

Because they specialize in performance coatings, they also have a line of graphene lubricants and oils. They have branded this segment as Graphenoil. Their main priority is innovation and quality.

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A simple, flexible, reliable, 4G LTE cellular medication adherence platform leveraging disposable medication packaging to improve outcomes and lower cost.

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Curadite empowers patients, clinicians, caregivers and family members to work together with the support of our intelligently linked, proactive medication adherence platform.

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Q Division is a team of transformative technology consultants, connected commerce-focused industry experts, and emerging tech solution engineers who advise companies on the right technology for the job.

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The company’s name pays homage to the fictional intelligence lab in the James Bond Movies dedicated to developing tools and weapons to gain every advantage possible in battle. “In this case, Q Division is arming its clients with the right tools and transformative technology strategies.

Services include: Technology Consulting: Transformative Technology Advisory, Best in Class Tech Strategies, Innovation, fast-track test/learns and Scalable Retail Tech Solutions

Marketing + Retail Sciences: AI-powered data collection, Physical + Digital Domains, Consumer Personas and Insights, Personalization at Scale

Connected Commerce: Meaningful, Connected Experiences, Commerce On-Demand, Data-Driven + Personalized, Consumer Experiences

Emerging Tech Ventures: Global Partnerships, Emerging Tech Start-Ups, Test/Learn Clients, Mentorship, and Investment

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Carbon Research and Development Company (CRDC) owns various patented and proprietary processes principally for the making of sophisticated carbons.Quietly over the last five years it has advanced its carbon technology to be able to produce commercial-grade graphene.

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Unlike other graphene producers who use graphite as the source feedstock, CRDC’s process converts coal and/or biomass into high value specialty carbons along with graphene. This unique process results in a drastic cost reduction, thereby enabling CRDC to reach its goal, to produce affordable graphene in large quantities.

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Ressinea engages in Graphene structured resins and resin services. From turnkey resin products to full customization, Ressinea offers a complete suite of applications

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including formulation, infusion, custom blending, and the logistics necessary to deliver a finished product. By utilizing Graphene, Ressinea can modernize a traditional commodity, into a technologically advanced material. With the benefits of Graphene, Ressinea creates stronger, lighter, and longer lasting products for a myriad of applications. Applications include aerospace and defense, marine, consumables, automotive, and construction among others.

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Tetrels creates Graphene-enhanced Ultrafiltration membranes that DOUBLE a membrane’s lifespan compared to existing products in the market.

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With proprietary technology, a world renowned team of experts in graphene and water filtration, and Tier 1 investor/manufacturing partnerships, Tetrels aspires to revolutionize the membrane filtration industry. 

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Oxford Instruments is a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research.

 

 

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It designs and manufactures equipment for fabrication, analysis and manipulation of matter at the atomic scale for a wide variety of applications ranging from semiconductors to life sciences, astronomy, quantum technologies and 2D materials which graphene is one of the key development materials for new applications. Oxford Instruments offers reliable and high-performance solutions for the graphene market and specializes in fabrication equipment for production and various instrumentation for metrology and testing.

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McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is an intellectual property law firm providing creative, pragmatic business solutions through a variety of services

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related to the procurement, licensing, enforcement, and defense of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition actions. MBHB’s attorneys are experienced in a number of technological disciplines and product categories, including electrical, mechanical and materials, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, chemical, medical device and diagnostics, software and business methods, and telecommunications. With offices in Illinois, California, and North Carolina, MBHB provides comprehensive legal services to obtain and enforce clients’ intellectual property rights, from navigating patent office procedures to litigating complex infringement actions. They prepare and prosecute patent and trademark applications in the U.S. and abroad, handle intellectual property litigation matters in trial and appellate courts across the country, and counsel clients nationwide and worldwide on the enforcement and defense of their intellectual property rights.

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