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Graphene Commercialisation; from Prototypes to Products Conference, Showcase and Brokerage Event

Start date/time :  4th September 8.30am
End date/time :  5th September 4pm
Venue :  Vincent Building, Cranfield University, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, United Kingdom
Organiser name :  John Christopher
Organiser email :
Organiser tel :   +44(0)7799 060400

This free international Graphene conference, showcase and brokerage event is taking place at Cranfield University in the UK on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th September 2017. Free to attend by
advanced registration this event is organised by Cranfield University along with support from the Enterprise Europe Network.

Cranfield University is inviting all companies – micro, small, medium and large; spin outs and startups;together with research institutions and members of the public, to present their work on applications of graphene, especially those at an advanced level of commercial development, with prototypes tested and products nearly or already available on the market. On the first day, Monday 4th of September, key developers in the field will describe the current state of the material science, and those with advanced level prototypes or products will give short presentations and demonstrations (the agenda will guide people on site).

On the second day, Tuesday 5th of September, there will be sessions on funding and investment, B2B brokerage meetings, and practical support for new companies meeting the challenges of commercialisation from prototypes to products.

See the full agenda below or in attached leaflet.

Participants will include government representatives, policy makers, industry partners, investors, grant providers, and potential customers interested in progress on graphene and the current availability of graphene technology. The event is free to attend. Free exhibition tables are available to those wishing to showcase graphene products and graphene technology, but space is limited, so please register early.

Please use this opportunity to demonstrate how the use of graphene is likely to transform even the most mundane aspects of our lives. Register now for this free 2 day conference at

For further information contact Professor Krzysztof Koziol,

To book meetings with other delegates register at

If you need help contact John Christopher, or +44(0)7799 060400

CONFERENCE DAY 1 - Monday 4th of September

08:30 Registration
09:15 Opening address - Prof. Sir Peter Gregson, VC Cranfield University
09:30 Welcome - Prof. Krzysztof Koziol, Head of Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre, Cranfield University
09:45 Graphene in the aerospace industry - Javad Anzalchi, Airbus Space and Defence
10:05 Manufacturing 2075 - Prof. Rajkumar Roy, Director of Manufacturing, Cranfield University
10:25 Coffee break
11:00 6 presentations from graphene companies
12:00 Lunch and visits to exhibits
13:10 EPSRC - Ian Hickman, Portfolio Manager graphene and carbon nanotechnology, EPSRC
13:30 From academia to industry - Prof. Andrea Ferrari, Director, Cambridge Graphene Institute
14:05 Supporting graphene entrepreneurship - Dr Oksana Koryak, Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship
14:25 From lab to market - Dr. Francesco Bonaccorso, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
14:45 Graphene standards - Dr Katerina Busuttil, Standards Publishing Manager, British Standards Institution
15:05 Graphene safety and handling - Dr Steve Hankin, Director of Analytical Division, Institute of Occupational Medicine 15:25 Coffee break
15:55 Graphene metrology - Dr Andrew Pollard, National Physical Laboratory
16:15 6 presentations from graphene companies
17:15 Visit to Exhibits
19:00 CONFERENCE DINNER – contact Prof. Krzysztof Koziol at

CONFERENCE DAY 2 - Tuesday 5th September 2017

09:00 Welcome - Prof. Krzysztof Koziol, Head of Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre, Cranfield University
09:15 Support for graphene technology - Dr Jacqui Murray, Head of Advanced Materials, Innovate UK
09:45 TBA - Dr Bojan Boskovic, CEO, Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology
10:15 Innovation support and EU business match making - John Christopher, Senior Innovation Adviser, Enterprise Europe Network
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 Business models workshop - Dr Richard Adams, Reader, Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship
11:45 Commercial opportunities for graphene - Dr Robert Quarshie, Head of Materials, KTN
13:00 B2B brokerage meetings – book at
16:00 Close and Depart

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Organisation:  Enterprise Europe Network