Following £60 million of funding, the GEIC is set to open later in 2018. Alongside the Manchester-based National Graphene Institute, the GEIC is intended to provide an unrivaled critical mass of graphene expertise, performing applied research to aid the commercialization and manufacture of graphene.
As part of its membership, Versarien will join the GEIC Technology Advisory Board and the company will have dedicated GEIC laboratory space and the ability to utilize the center’s facilities. Other GEIC advisory panel partners include Airbus, Akzo Nobel, BAE Systems, BP, GKN Aerospace, Johnson & Johnson, Jaguar Land Rover, Siemens, Tata Steel and Thales.
“Through the GEIC we will be able to access a world class facility and be at the heart of graphene developments,” Neill Ricketts, CEO of Versarien, noted. “We will also benefit from working alongside other GEIC corporate partners, enabling us to further advance the commercialization of graphene.”