Which Graphene Companies to Invest in?

The graphene industry is full of buzz. There are new graphene developments every month. Whether it is new findings from an Ivy League research lab or a graphene company issuing its initial public offering. It is all very exciting. But it is also all very confusing. So how do you know which graphene stocks you should buy? Here are some tips for investing in graphene:

  1. Has the company found its niche?

It is important to find a graphene company that has decided what direction it wants to go. Does the company have focus? It can be difficult for a company to “be everything to everyone.” Generally good companies develop a strategy which is clear on what product, niche, geography, and value proposition they plan to focus on. Is the graphene company you are interested planning mass graphene production, mobile phone applications or patent licensing?

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Graphene Production: Black Hole Or The Key To Commercial Success

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Investors in business are always concerned about the potential return on investment and this remains as true within the graphene marketplace as it does within any other commercial venture. Before investing individuals and organisations want to know the level of risk and the potential rewards before they commit their money to an enterprise. In the graphene industry there are many unknowns that raise the level of risk but there is one key consideration that could unlock a lifetime of profit.

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The Global Market for Nanomaterials 2002-2016

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If you want to find out about the future market for nanomaterials such as graphene, carbon nanotubes and nanofibers a good place to start your enquiry is the catchily titled The Global Market for Nanomaterials 2002-2016.  The latest report from Future Markets Inc. is the most comprehensive study ever conducted on the nanomaterials market, and has the kind of authority that means it will will greatly impact all industries in the coming years.

The report details how the growth of nanomaterials has seen the worldwide production increase by 1000% in the past nine years. A conservative estimate of 230,000 tons worth of worldwide production in 2011 is set to increase by a further 120,000 before the year 2016. The oft cited demand within the electronics, energy, medicine, chemicals, coatings and catalyst markets are anticipated to be the main drivers of this increase.

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UK Government reveals £50 million graphene investment plan

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The UK government has finally revealed how the £50 million earmarked for investment in graphene will be spent. The pledge of investment was made towards the end of last year as a way to secure the UK as a hub of excellence in graphene research. However, until now the exact spending plans had not been revealed, leaving potential investors nonplussed as to where the bulk of the money would go. The spending plans announced also give details of additional funding strands that could be made available for graphene research and engineering.

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Graphene Conference 2012

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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. 

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