Now in its fourth year, the Graphene Pavilion, curated by the Graphene Flagship Innovation Team, and supported by the European Commission and the GSMA, will arrive in Barcelona with more than 20 different graphene-based working prototypes and devices that will transform future telecommunications.
As Europe’s largest-ever research initiative, the Graphene Flagship will demonstrate how graphene is playing an increasing role in people’s lives.
Visitors will be able to explore three different zones focused on the “phone of the future,” “wearables of the future” and “homes of the future,” which will provide an opportunity to see the latest prototypes that are transforming the communication industry. For example, visitors will see how graphene modulators will increase the speed of internet connections while reducing the cost and the energy consumption associated with the transmission of data.
Moreover, visitors will see how graphene technologies can directly benefit health through new wearables that monitor vital signs or help improve posture. For example, a graphene-enabled band showcased at MWC measures heart rate, moisture and respiration, with improved accuracy and reduced power consumption compared with existing fitness band products.
Graphene paints and inks, which can reduce smog, allow people to produce conductive circuits in any place and any surface, will also be featured at Mobile World Congress.
The Graphene Pavilion will also debunk myths around the cost of producing graphene. Thanks to technologies developed by the Graphene Flagship, graphene production is scalable.
“Research into graphene is at a pinnacle point,” said Prof. Frank Koppens, group leader at Graphene Flagship partner ICFO, Spain, and chair of the Graphene Flagship MWC Committee. “However, now it is time for graphene to be moved from the laboratory environment into the factory floor. Visitors will leave the pavilion with a greater appreciation for all soon to appear products based on graphene.”