Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the University today (October 14) to learn more about world-leading graphene research and celebrate the University’s new Manchester Engineering Campus Development.
Manchester: A graphene city
Graphene City® is an ambitious vision from The University of Manchester aiming to create a thriving knowledge-based economy around Manchester's revolutionary 2D material - graphene.
We believe graphene's vast potential will only be realised by creating a critical mass of scientists, manufacturers, engineers, innovators and industrialists. The innovation ecosystem will have at its core the National Graphene Institute and the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre. Once completed, we will be able to take a graphene application from basic research to finished product. Manchester was the world's first modern industrial city, now we want to establish a Graphene City®.
Graphene City will be a district built around the people who will form the world’s first labour market highly skilled in 2D materials. Large firms will want to locate where they can access skills and world-class collaborators. Start-up companies and SMEs will face lower risks when they know they can recruit the people they need.
Luke Georghiou, Vice President Research and Innovation, The University of Manchester