Graphene Week - the International Conference on the Fundamental Science of Graphene and Applications of Graphene-Based Devices – is the main annual event of the European Commission’s biggest ever research initiative, Graphene Flagship.
Set to take place at The University of Manchester from 22-26 June 2015, it is estimated that the event will attract more than 400 scientists from across the world, contributing approximately £700,000 in economic benefit to the city. The 2015 event will be the ninth outing in the series, which has previously taken place in cities across Europe and once in the USA.
Isolated at The University of Manchester in 2004, graphene has captured the attention of scientists worldwide with its potential to revolutionise the materials world due to its incredible properties.
The University is currently constructing the £61 million National Graphene Institute (NGI), which is due to open in spring 2015 and will see scientists and commercial partners working side by side. The NGI is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Andrew Stokes, chief executive of Marketing Manchester said: "We are thrilled that the prestigious Graphene Week 2015 will take place here in the city where it was isolated and we look forward to welcoming scientists from across the world as they share their latest research and discuss emerging applications."
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