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Wednesday, 07 April 2021

First meeting of GraphCAT to be held on April 8 and 15

The first meeting of the GraphCAT community, which includes many research institutes, technological centres, universities and companies, is going to be held this week. New projects will be discussed related to the application of graphene to new medical devices, integrated circuits, production of graphene and membranes, and energy storage.

The GraphCAT community will meet for the first time on the 8th and 15th of April. Created with the aim of establishing Catalonia as an international reference in graphene research, development and innovation, the GraphCAT hub is is formed by ICN2, ICFO, IFAE, BIST, IREC, IDIBAPS, IMIM, IMB-CNM, Eurecat and UAB. Associate members and collaborators are the research centres ICIQ and IBEC, the Fundació Barraquer, the companies Earthdas and Graphenica, the deep tech cluster Secpho and other collaborating companies including Keysight Technologies, INBRAIN Neuroelectronics, QURV Technologies, and Sorigué.

GraphCAT is part of the Intelligent Specialization Strategy of the Generalitat de Catalunya, RIS3CAT, and was created precisely to promote the transfer of technology and to strengthen the local ecosystem of emerging high potential sectors, such as the network of graphene technologies.

In these two appointments, future projects related to graphene that GraphCAT is promoting will be discussed. In particular, the progress will be presented of ten projects in four different areas: medical devices (especially neural interfaces and implants); new integrated circuits incorporating graphene into CMOS technology for optoelectronic applications (spectrometry, cameras, etc.); production of graphene and membranes; and harvesting and storage of energy.

These meetings will combine sessions exclusive to members of the community with sessions open to people or entities interested in innovative projects, being developed in Catalonia, related to graphene technology.

 

 

This activity is co-funded by the European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) allocated to the Programa operatiu FEDER de Catalunya 2014-2020, with the support of the Secretaria d’Universitats i Recerca of the Departament d’Empresa i Coneixement of the Generalitat de Catalunya for emerging technology clusters devoted to the valorization and transfer of research results (GraphCAT 001-P-001702).

 

See the full program here:

GraphCAT Community Building Event - GraphCat