The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre is now open. The Duke of York has officially opened the (GEIC) at the University of Manchester. The GEIC has already created an additional 30 jobs in addition to academics, which will increase the University community to over 300 graphene-related staff at the University. Back in June Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre announces first partners
The University of Manchester’s recently completed £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre(GEIC) has agreed the first in a series of industrial partnerships to accelerate the commercialisation of graphene in Manchester.
First Graphene Ltd, Haydale Graphene Industries, and Versarien PLC have each agreed to partner with the GEIC in order to exploit opportunities to develop and commercialise graphene products and applications. The GEIC, which is housed in the Masdar building near Manchester city centre, was recently handed over to University ownership from contractors ahead of an official opening later this year.
Along with the National Graphene Institute (NGI) and the Henry Royce Institute (set to be completed in 2019) the GEIC will be crucial in maintaining the UK’s world leading position in advanced materials.
James Baker, CEO of Graphene@Manchester said: “The GEIC is a key component of the University’s strategy for Graphene@Manchester. Our aim is to accelerate the commercialisation of real-world applications and transition graphene and other 2D materials from the lab to the marketplace. The GEIC will bring in an additional 30 staff in addition to academics to grow community to over 300 graphene-related staff at the University.
— Manchester Uni News (@UoMNews) December 11, 2018
Highlights from the opening of The #MasdarBuilding, which houses @OfficialUoM's Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (#GEIC), an important step forward in #Masdar's commitment to advancing clean-tech innovation around the world. pic.twitter.com/fUtebjKSX7
— Masdar (@Masdar) December 12, 2018