Graphene Core 1

Graphene Core1 is supported by European Community’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (H2020/2014-2020) under Grant Agreement n° 696656.

Project Summary

The mission of the Graphene Flagship is to take graphene, and related layered materials, from a state of raw potential to a point where they can revolutionise multiple industries, generating economic growth, new jobs and new opportunities. 

Made from a layer of carbon one-atom thick, graphene will bring a new dimension to all future technology – including faster, thinner, stronger, flexible electronics and a revolution in the speed of broadband networks.

Over 150 academic and industrial partners in 23 European countries are joining their efforts to take graphene from the realm of academic laboratories into European society within the frame of the €1 billion Graphene Flagship research initiative.

Project Consortium

The Graphene Flagship’s consortium is composed of over 150 academic and industrial research groups in 23 countries, and it also has a number of associated members. The full list of partners and associated members is available here.

Role of ESF

ESF leads Work Package 20 (European Alignment and International Collaboration) within the current Graphene Core1project. The main objective of Work Package 20 is to ensure the progressive alignment of the EC-funded part of the overall Flagship project with nationally supported components, in line with the project’s objectives and its roadmap for Standards and Interoperability.

ESF is an active interface between the activities carried out in the Core 1 project and its technical work packages, research and innovation initiatives supported at national level by other European programmes, and internationally.

Timeline & Funding

The Graphene Flagship is a 10 year research and innovation endeavour with a total project cost of one €1BN funded jointly by the European Commission and Member States and Associated Countries. 

ESF has been involved in the Graphene Flagship as partner since its preparatory pilot phase (2011-2012) which was implemented through an FP7 Coordination and Support Action (Project #284558). 

The Graphene Flagship ramp-up phase (2013-2016) was a 30-month Collaborative Project, Coordination and Support Action (CP-CSA) under the 7th Framework Program (Project #604391) with an EC contribution of €54M

As of 1 April 2016, Graphene Flagship operates with European Commission support under Horizon 2020 as Graphene Core1 (Project # 696656), a two-year project with a total EC contribution of €89M.

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