A National Institute of Graphene is being created in a move to keep the UK at the forefront of graphene research, development and application. The Institute will be part of The University of Manchester and will have its own £61m dedicated building, construction of which began recently.
The Institute will be a significant and world-leading centre of graphene research and commercialisation activities. It will offer both researchers and businesses across the UK access to specialist facilities and equipment that will enable the simulation of manufacturing processes. Its establishment will help to accelerate the development of graphene technologies in the UK, driving growth, stimulating innovation and creating high-tech jobs.
Professor Sir Andre Geim comments: “To have such a facility here is a testament to the expertise at the University and will offer fantastic opportunities for Manchester researchers to work closely with industry and business.” The National Institute of Graphene is being funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) and The University of Manchester.