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Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre

Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, exterior shot

About the GEIC

The University’s world-class, multi-million-pound engineering centre provides industry-led development in graphene applications, bringing real-world products to market.

The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) specialises in the rapid development and scale-up of graphene and other 2D materials applications.

The GEIC will focus on six application areas to rapidly accelerate the development and commercialisation of new graphene technologies.

  • Composites
  • Energy
  • Membranes
  • Inks, Formulations and Coatings
  • Graphene production
  • Measurements and characterisation
Professor Luke Georghiou - Vice Chancellor of The University of Manchester

The GEIC is a first step to realising a transformation of our wider surroundings. Manchester was known around the globe as Cottonopolis at the height of the Industrial Revolution – in this century our aim is for Manchester to be the home of graphene – a district where 2D materials and complementary technologies drive jobs and growth.

Professor Luke Georghiou / Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, The University of Manchester

The GEIC is an industry-led innovation centre, designed to work in collaboration with industry partners to create, test and optimise new concepts for delivery to market, along with the processes required for scale up and supply chain integration.

With a dedicated team of experienced Application Managers, Application Specialists, Technicians and the Business Engagement team, the GEIC can react as quickly as industry requires. The two-tier membership model allows us to work on short feasibility projects, through to a long-term strategic partnership with multiple projects in different application areas.

Together, the NGI and GEIC provide an unrivalled critical mass of graphene expertise and infrastructure. The two facilities reinforce Manchester’s position as a globally leading knowledge-base in graphene research and commercialisation.

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GEIC funding

  • £15m – Research England
  • £30m – Masdar, the Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company owned by Mubadala.
  • £5m – Innovate UK.
  • £5m – European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
  • £5m – Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).
Mohamed Al Ramahi - Chief Executive Officer, Masdar

As a global renewable energy leader, we invest in technologies with untapped commercial potential. We look forward to an exciting future for Masdar, the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre and The University of Manchester as we work together on this pioneering project over the coming months and years.

Mohamed Al Ramahi / Chief Executive Officer, Masdar