A University of Manchester partnership is launching a revolutionary world-first in the sports footwear market following a unique collaboration with graphene experts.
Graphene - a type of carbon - was discovered by Prof Sir Andre Geim and Prof Sir Kostya Novoselov in Manchester University in 2004. It is stronger than steel, but can conduct electricity and heat more effectively.
Vice-chancellor of Manchester University, Professor Colin Bailey, was part of the firm that developed the graphene light bulb. He said its creation was just the beginning for the ‘wonder material’.