Two-dimensional materials could bring smaller, faster computer circuits to realisation.
The University's second world-class, multi-million pound centre will see industry-led development in graphene applications in partnership with academics.
Set to open in 2018, the £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) will be an international research and technology facility.
Together, the NGI and GEIC will provide an unrivalled critical mass of graphene expertise. The two facilities will reinforce Manchester's position as a globally leading knowledge-base in graphene research and commercialisation.