University of Manchester

Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre

The University of Manchester is to build a £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC).  The facility will be critical in the development of commercial applications for graphene, and in maintaining the UK's world-leading position in graphene and related 2-D materials.

Project summary

The GEIC will fill a critical gap in the ecosystem for graphene and 2-D material research, development, and application in the UK. It will offer the UK the unique opportunity to establish a leading role in a disruptive technology which spans a number of industrial sectors.  Linking into existing national expertise, the GEIC will focus on pilot production and characterisation, together with application development in composites, energy, solution formulations and coatings, electronics, and membranes.