Representatives from around the globe.
Representatives from around the globe.

London Business Conferences is thrilled to announce the launch of Graphene Supply, Application & Commercialisation 2014 (12th-13th June, Manchester), developed with an exclusive first-time partnership with the University of Manchester, the birthplace of graphene.

Featuring speakers from IBM, Tata Steel, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Nokia, Thales & Repsol, the congress is set to deliver the very latest production advances, integration solutions and application success stories to a global audience of industry, academics and suppliers.

Following successful events in London and California in 2013, this brand new agenda will deliver global insights into the progress towards scalable graphene commercialisation.

What's New For 2014?

  • LOCATED AT THE BIRTHPLACE OF GRAPHENE: This year, we are working in collaboration with Manchester University to combine the knowledge and contacts of London Business Conferences with those of the National Graphene Institute to deliver an even bigger, more content packed agenda for 2014. Following the Nobel Prize winning discovery of graphene at the University of Manchester and investment in the National Graphene Institute, Manchester is now recognised as a global hub for graphene development.
  • UNIQUE FOCUS ON THE SUPPLY OF HIGH QUALITY GRAPHENE: Presentations this year will focus not only ion the latest applications success stories, but will also reveal solutions to one of the most critical hurdles in Graphene integration - the cost, quality and scalability of supply.
  • REVEALING ADVANCES IN PROCESSABILITY AND INTEGRATION IN MANUFACTURING: Once functional feasibility and supply have been confirmed, the next critical step is integration and processing. As industry is now moving closer to this stage, this year we have included a brand new focus on how to successfully integrate graphene with manufacturing equipment and how to tailor material properties through defect engineering and substrate choices to reduce the time and costs associated with industrialisation.
  • BRAND NEW APPLICATIONS SHOWCASE: A great deal of progress has been made in the past 12 months and this year, the congress will be hosting industries pioneering end users who will be delivering new and exclusive case studies across flexible touch screens, transistors, sensors, composites, energy storage, coatings biomedical and thermal dissipation.
  • INVESTORS CRITERIA: Whilst science is the engine behind graphene commercialisation, capital investment in graphene R&D and application is of course critical to progress. This year, a keynote panel will determine the criteria of investors in regards to graphene applications to find out what they need from the science community to justify further investment.
  • COMPARING GRAPHENE TO EXISTING AND FUTURE MATERIAL COMPETITORS: Application opportunities for both graphene protagonists and industry could be created through identifying uses for graphene in combination with other 2D materials. Therefore we will be hosting a brand new session this year on the success of other 2D materials to optimise material selection for each application.

Graphene commercialisation made a leap forward last week with the announcement that Manchester based company TBA Electro Conductive Products have successfully integrated graphene into a transparent conductive coating, applied through either aerosol spray or paint. The coating will deliver huge savings to industries as broad as electronics and pharmaceuticals and the company is due to deliver a talk on their work at this year’s Graphene Supply, Application & Commercialisation 2014.

They Will Be Joined By 20+ Industry Renowned Speakers Including:

  • Shu-Jen Han, Research Staff Member & Master Inventor, IBM
  • Siva Bohm, Principal Scientist, Surface Engineering Department, Tata Steel
  • Seungmin Cho, Principal Research Engineer & Group Leader, Samsung
  • Matthias Gester, Principal Scientist, Procter & Gamble
  • Antonio Paez Duenas, Senior Technology Consultant R&D, Repsol
  • Richard White, Principal Researcher, Nanotechnology, Nokia
  • York Haemisch, Senior Director Corporate Technologies, Phillips
  • Mark Davis, Chief Science Officer, Solan PV
  • Robert Roelver, Researcher, Bosch
  • Paolo Bondavalli, Head of Nanomaterial Group, Thales Group
  • Kitty Cha, Research Scientist, Technology Incubator, BASF
  • Mark Lineker, Business Manager, TBA Electro Conductive Products
  • Jani Kivioja, Research Leader, Nokia Research Centre
  • Andrew Pollard, Leader Of Surface & Nanoanalysis Group, NPL
  • Robert Young, Professor Of Polymer Science & Technology, University Of Manchester
  • Johan Liu, Professor, Chalmers University
  • Karl Coleman, Professor, Durham University
  • Mercedes Vila Juarez, Principal Investigator, Nanotechnology Research Division, Universidade de Aveiro
  • Craig Poland, Research Scientist, Institute of Occupational Medicine
  • Mark Rahn, Partner, MTI Ventures
  • Achim Hoffman, Physical Sciences, IP Group
  • Dr Afshin Tarat, Chief Scientist, Perpetuus Carbon Technologies

Snapshot of the room: Applied Graphene Materials, Hexcel, Nike, Boeing, Graphenea, Samsung, Phillips, Tata Steel, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Procter & Gamble, Repsol, Nokia, Solan PV, Bosch, Thales, BASF, TBA Electro Conductive Products, NPL, University of Manchester, Chalmers University, Durham University, Institute of Occupational Medicine Univeridade de Aveiro, MTI Ventures, IP Group, Perpetuus Energy, Nalonchem, University College London, University of Ulster, Solvay, Merck Chemicals Ltd, CVD Equipment Corporation, AZ Electronic Materials, Prysmian Group, Oxford Advanced Surfaces, AIMPLAS (Plastic Research Institute), Oxford Instruments, ASCAMM Foundation, Moxtek, PTT Public Company Limited, National Physical Laboratory, Selex-ES Ltd, Chemring Technology Solutions, AkzoNobel, LayTec AG, AMBER - TCD, The University of Adelaide and many more...

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