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FlexEnable has announced its participation in the Graphene Flagship

FlexEnable brings expertise in materials and manufacturing for flexible electronics to the developing global graphene value chain

16 Apr 2015 | Editor

FlexEnable has announced its participation in the Graphene Flagship, the EU’s biggest ever initiative in the field of graphene and related materials.

From April 2016, when the Graphene Flagship moves into the core project phase, FlexEnable’s Cambridge fab will play a strategic role to showcase the material’s performance over surfaces of all sizes, including large areas as well as in the development of advanced product concepts.

Working within the Flexible Electronics Work Package, FlexEnable will join forces to develop a roadmap for graphene with partners covering the entire value chain - from materials production to component fabrication and systems integration - including Nokia, STMicroelectronics and other renowned companies as well as a number of leading universities and research centres. The common goal is the development of commercial applications of this new 2D material, including sensors and OLED displays.

Last year FlexEnable successfully demonstrated a truly flexible display based on a transparent graphene conductor, which was integrated into its flexible transistor array. This year FlexEnable will continue developing new use cases for graphene in flexible electronics including highly conductive interconnect lines and barrier films.

FlexEnable - Flexible transistor array

Figure: FlexEnable - Flexible transistor array

Launched in 2013, the Graphene Flagship is a European consortium focussed on the integration of graphene and other 2D materials in end-user applications by joining science and industry.

Indro Mukerjee, Chairman FlexEnable said, "Building on our previous leading-edge work with graphene, FlexEnable brings extensive expertise in materials and manufacturing for flexible electronics to the developing global graphene value chain. Our involvement will enable the accelerated integration of this game-changing material in a new generation of ultra-flexible end-user applications with innovative form factors."

www.graphene-flagship.eu    www.flexenable.com   

About Graphene Flagship (EU)

The Graphene Flagship is the EU’s biggest ever research initiative. With a budget of €1 billion, it represents a new form of joint, coordinated research on an unprecedented scale.

The Graphene Flagship is tasked with bringing together academic and industrial researchers to take graphene from the realm of academic laboratories into European society in the space of 10 years, thus generating economic growth, new jobs and new opportunities.

Launched in 2013, the Graphene Flagship is, along with the Human Brain Project, the first of the European Commission’s Future and Emerging Technology (FET) Flagships, whose mission is to address the big scientific and technological challenges of the age through long-term, multidisciplinary R&D efforts.

The Graphene Flagship is coordinated by Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Source: Graphene Flagship (EU)

About Flexenable

FlexEnable, based in Cambridge, UK, has developed the world’s first flexible transistor technology platform; the key to truly flexible and cost effective electronics over large and small surfaces. With over a decade of experience, IP development and technology awards, FlexEnable works together with customers to drive innovation across flexible sensors, smart systems and video-rate displays.

FlexEnable’s technology platform enables new mobile and wearable products as well as sensor arrays and structural electronics that bring an extra dimension to the IoT (Internet of Things). Customers include OEMs, component manufacturers and materials suppliers.

Source: Flexenable

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