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European Commission visits ‘Graphene Pavilion’ at Mobile World Congress 2019

Press release   •   Feb 25, 2019 14:46 CET

Roberto Viola (DG CONNECT) and Jari Kinaret (Graphene Flagship) visit the Graphene Pavilion at MWC19 (Credit: Alexandra Csuport)

The Graphene Pavilion is organised by the Graphene Flagship, one of Europe’s largest ever research initiatives – the FET Flagships. During MWC 2019, the Graphene Pavilion will demonstrate over 20 graphene devices, prototypes, and commercial products which have been developed by Graphene Flagship partners.

Within the Graphene Pavilion at MWC19, visitors can explore four different zones focused on the ‘phone of the future’, ‘wearables of the future’, ‘home of the future’, and graphene mass production – an area that focuses on the uses of graphene in industry.

Combining interactive demonstrations and working prototypes, the different areas of the Graphene Pavilion at MWC provide an opportunity to see the latest technologies that are transforming communication.

Jari Kinaret, director of the Graphene Flagship, said: “It was a pleasure to show Director General Roberto Viola around our Graphene Pavilion, where he witnessed how far the Graphene Flagship has come, and the brilliant future we envisage.”

“It’s so fascinating. Graphene is really transforming our lives and for the better,” said Roberto Viola, Director General of DG CONNECT at the European Commission. “This is really the future we want to live,” he concluded.

About the Graphene Flagship

The Graphene Flagship is research, innovation and collaboration.

Funded by the European Commission, the Graphene Flagship aims to secure a major role for Europe in the ongoing technological revolution, helping to bring graphene innovation out of the lab and into commercial applications by 2023. The Graphene Flagship gathers nearly 150 academic and industrial partners from 23 countries, all exploring different aspects of graphene and related materials. Bringing diverse competencies together, the Graphene Flagship facilitates cooperation between its partners, accelerating the timeline for industry acceptance of graphene technologies. The European Commission’s FET Flagships enable research projects on an unprecedented scale. With €1 billion budgets, the Graphene Flagship, Human Brain Project and Quantum Flagship serve as technology accelerators, helping Europe to compete with other global markets in research and innovation.

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