SME Advice Service

We want to foster small innovative companies to grow and help to create a Graphene City in Manchester. If you have an idea for a 2D materials based application, we can provide an initial technology advice service at no cost.

Working alongside collaborators, industrial partners and SMEs is how we all benefit as a whole. We want to build a thriving ecosystem of skills and knowledge which ensures that graphene and 2D materials development in Manchester, leads the way for British innovation.
James Baker, Graphene Business Director

This free service is open to SMEs, offering a rapid qualification of an application-related idea from world-leading experts based at the National Graphene Institute. We are looking for small regional companies which require early stage guidance to help bring unique application ideas to fruition.

What we are looking for

Micro SMEs Hexagon

Micro Enterprises

  • Company of fewer than 10 employees.
  • Annual turnover less than £2m.
NW Based Hexagon

North West Based

  • Company ideally located within North West England.
  • Possibility of locating resource in Manchester.
Have an Idea Hexagon

Have an idea

  • Must have a viable idea for a graphene or 2D materials application.
  • An informal technology advice consultation.

Contact us

This micro SME-focused service is provided courtesy of NGI staff and students, as resource allows, for the local community. This is a University sponsored service not supported by external bodies.

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