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Second graphene centre opens in Manchester

The University of Manchester has opened a £60-million facility to accelerate the development of commercial applications of graphene.

The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre was formally opened at a ceremony on 10 December. It will work with industry to develop products using the material, and will sit alongside the £100m National Graphene Institute, also located at the university campus.

The centre is funded with: £30m from Masdar, an Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company; £15m through Research England’s UK Research Partnership Investment Fund; £5m from Innovate UK; £5m from the European Regional Development Fund, and a further £5m from the Local Growth Fund. Construction was completed in June 2018.

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