Graphene 2012 International Conference is to be the largest European Event dedicated to the science of Graphene, and will be held in Brussels (Belgium) from 10th until 13th of April 2012. The event, organised by the quartet of the “Phantoms foundation,” “UCL,” “Institute Catalia de Nanotecnologia,” and “CNRS,” is to include a session on the Graphene Flagship Pilot Action which is working to establish the “Graphene Science and Technology Roadmap.” The roadmap, which will be presented to the European Commission and Member States, will hopefully demonstrate the need for long term funding and the support of the European governments.
The Electronic Materials Research Institute at Northeastern University signed a three year contract with the US military, securing them a partner in the design of low cost infrared imaging devices.
Vorbeck materials has secured investments totalling $10 million in the latest round of a fully subscribed series three funding, proving that the company’s innovations in the graphene marketplace continue to impress. Three investors, Black Powder, LLC and Fairbridge Venture Partners, LP proved dominant in the latest approach for funds, which included 15 additional investors.
The investments will enable Vorbeck to continue its work on new materials technology and should hopefully lead to the development of some inspired design ideas. The company is currently a leader in the manufacture of single sheet graphene and the first company in the world with graphene-based products in the market. As such Vorbeck can be said to be not only the market leader but the whole graphene product market entire. With the additional distinction of being the only company to have received EPA approval for the commercial production and sale of graphene-based products it will be some time before those companies that are following Vorbeck’s lead ever catch up.