Scientists at The University of Manchester have ‘re-discovered’ a material, which could make the construction of 2D van der Waals heterostructures easier to build.
Investment in graphene
Funding for the NGI includes £38m from the Government, as part of £50m allocated for graphene research. The remaining £23m was awarded to the University by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The NGI will operate as a 'hub and spoke' model, working with other UK institutions involved in graphene research.
Individual research projects are funded by a number of organisations, including EPSRC, the Leverhulme Trust, BBSRC, the European Commission (EC) and its European Research Council (ERC) and The Royal Society.