With a budget of €1 billion, the Graphene Flagship represent a new form of joint, coordinated research on an unprecedented scale, forming Europe's biggest ever research initiative.
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.
The core consortium consists of over 150 academic and industrial research groups in 23 countries. In addition, the project has a growing number of associated members that will be incorporated in the scientific and technological work packages from the Horizon 2020 phase (1 April 2016 – 31 March 2018).
In the present Core1 phase IMM Bologna is onvolved in the Work Package 13 (Functional Foams and Coatings), focusing on on the chemical processing and functional applications of graphene related materials to create nanocomposite thin films, coatings and 3D porous foam structures, and in the Work Package 14 (Polymer Composites) with the objective of translating the exceptional properties of graphene from the nanoscale up to macroscopic materials.
Contact person: Vittorio Morandi