By: Work Package Industrialisation
Work Package Industrialisation contributes directly to the Graphene Flagship’s goal of facilitating and accelerating the uptake of graphene and related materials (GRMs) for industrial and commercial applications through its core activities: identifying, exploring and evaluating graphene application opportunities taking into account global competition, improving trust and confidence in GRMs, enabling innovation, developing standards, communicating the outcomes transparently via the samples and materials database (SMDB) and providing information and raising awareness regarding quality control as well as fabrication and characterisation standards. Over the past year, significant progress was made in all these activities:
Global monitoring of scientific, technological and market trends indicates that not only are scientific activities in graphene growing continuously, but also technological applications and markets. The global innovation landscape is increasingly affected by China.
Europe takes a good position in science but seems to lose ground in technological applications. Four promising markets for GRM-based applications were analysed in detail and specific value chain roadmaps were elaborated with stakeholders from industry and research: GRM for perovskite solar cells, graphene-based photonics for data communication, biosensors and water purification.
The in-demand Graphene Flagship Validation service has so far been used by partners from nine Work Packages. To date 15 reports have been delivered with another 15 in various stages of completion. Feedback from users has been rated as either Good or Excellent. As Oihana Txoperena, Research Scientist, Graphenea commented: [Read the full article here.]
About the National Graphene Association (NGA)
The National Graphene Association is the main organization and body in the U.S. advocating and promoting the commercialization of graphene. NGA is focused on addressing critical issues such as policy and standards development that will result in effective integration of graphene and graphene-based materials globally. NGA brings together current and future graphene stakeholders — entrepreneurs, companies, researchers, developers and suppliers, investors, venture capitalists, and government agencies — to drive innovation, and to promote and facilitate the commercialization of graphene products and technologies.