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National Graphene Institute (NGI)

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Relationships with industry are central to the National Graphene Institute and some of the world's biggest and most influential companies are working with The University of Manchester.
 
These collaborations offer our industrial partners the opportunity to work alongside our world-leading academics and more than 100 researchers across several faculties and academic schools on graphene and 2D material applications of the future.
 
Our current projects include some focused on applications of graphene, for example in membranes and energy storage, and others focused on the scale-up of quality material production.
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2019
11 Mar

First scalable graphene yarns for wearable textiles produced

A team of researchers have developed a method to produce scalable graphene-based yarn. Multi-functional wearable e-textiles have been a focus of much attention due to their great potential for healthcare, sportswear, fitness and aerospace applications. Graphene has been considered a potentially good material for these types of applications due to its high conductivity, and flexibility.
2018
26 Dec

Graphene printed electronics

A team of researchers have found a low cost method for producing graphene printed electronics, which significantly speeds up and reduces the cost of conductive graphene inks.
10 Sep

Science behind world's lightest graphene watch revealed

In January 2017 the world's lightest mechanical chronograph watch was unveiled in Geneva, Switzerland, showcasing innovative composite development by using graphene. Now the research behind the project has been published.
29 Aug

Multifunctional Composites 2019-2029: Technology, Players, Market Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
8 Aug

Graphene skinned plane unveiled

The University of Central Lancashire has unveiled the world's first graphene skinned plane at an internationally renowned air show.
28 May

Graphene sieve turns seawater into drinking water

Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new filtration technologies. Now the much sought-after development of making membranes capable of sieving common salts has been achieved.
2017
15 Aug

Flexible batteries power the future of wearable technology

The rapid development of wearable technology has received another boost from a new development using graphene for printed electronic devices.
1 May

Focusing on the mass production of safe, quality graphene

IDTechEx has invited a series of industrial players and leaders active in graphene commercialization to contribute their opinions about the state of the technology and markets. As part of the article series, we will today hear from Perpetuus Advanced Materials who share their candid views on the graphene market progress.
31 Jan

The little black graphene dress of the future

The future of fashion could be a little 'black' dress made of graphene that changes its colour and design on the whim of the wearer.
2016
24 Nov

New ultra-thin semiconductor could extend life of Moore's Law

Following a decade of intensive research into graphene and two-dimensional materials a new semiconductor material shows potential for the future of super-fast electronics.
21 Jul

First flight of graphene-skinned aircraft

A Test flight signals launch of graphene roadmap for industrial application and commercialisation within the aerospace industry.
28 Apr

From The Laboratory To The Shop Floor - Accelerating The Commercialization Of Graphene And Other 2D Materials.

National Graphene Institute, United Kingdom
2015
13 Oct

Morgan conducts first graphene experiment at University of Manchester

The first official experiment has taken place in a novel collaboration between industry and academia in the production of graphene.
31 Mar

Graphene's lightbulb moment

A graphene lightbulb with lower energy emissions, longer lifetime and lower manufacturing costs has been launched thanks to a University of Manchester research and innovation partnership.
2014
29 May

Graphene could reduce weight of batteries for electric vehicles

Graphene - the world's thinnest material isolated at The University of Manchester - could make batteries light, durable and suitable for high capacity energy storage from renewable generation.
1 Apr

Commercialisation Strategies for Graphene: Beyond the Sticky Tape

National Graphene Institute (NGI), United Kingdom
2013
21 Nov

Commercialisation Strategies for Graphene: Beyond the Sticky Tape

National Graphene Institute (NGI), United Kingdom
11 Sep

University attracts major graphene manufacturer to Manchester

The decision by Bluestone Global Tech to locate their European production plant at the home of graphene could attract a significant number of jobs to the city.
8 Apr

Manchester leads the way in graphene membrane research

University of Manchester graphene researchers have been awarded a £3.5m funding boost that could bring desalination plants, safer food packaging and enhanced disease detection closer to reality.
21 Jan

First look at world-leading graphene institute

This is the first glimpse of the new £61m research institute into wonder material graphene, which is to be built at The University of Manchester.
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