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Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre

Vivek Koncherry - founder of SpaceMat

Work with us

The GEIC operates a partnership model, together with a number of additional engagement options to suit the scope, scale, duration and complexity of development projects.

We offer three different types of partnerships for companies that wish to have a deeper or more prolonged engagement than traditional short term contracts might provide.

Our Tier 1 and Tier 2 partnerships involve significant access to the GEIC’s labs, specialist equipment and experienced engineering teams, with additional support provided by our network of Affiliate Partners.

Tier 1 Partners

Tier 1 Partners are likely to be companies with interests in multiple application areas. This is our most comprehensive membership package, providing access to a very wide range of specialist resources.

The benefits of being a Tier 1 Partner of the GEIC include:

  • A private, dedicated lab space (typically 9m x 7m)
  • Access to all of the GEIC’s specialist labs and their fully maintained test, development and characterisation equipment
  • Access to highly experienced and knowledgeable applications engineers, who each have significant skills, expertise and experience within each application space, and who are thus able to help accelerate product/process development and market entry
  • Access to world-class academics, at the forefront of research into the nature and future applications of 2D materials
  • Representation on the GEIC’s Technology Advisory Board, helping to guide future activities and direction (including research activity, equipment procurement, GEIC facilities etc)
  • Dedicated office space, the use of hot desks and access to meeting rooms and conference facilities, in a prestigious city-centre location with excellent transport links
  • Opportunities to work with our Affiliate Partner network to source specialist advice and support.

Typical membership fees are £200k+VAT per annum, with a minimum commitment of three years; at least 50% of this fee is allocated to specific project work determined by each partner.

Please contact us for further information about the benefits of becoming a Tier 1 Partner.

Tier 2 Partners

Tier 2 Partners will typically be medium and larger SMEs and divisions of multinational companies with interests in a single application area for a narrow range of products and/or services.

The benefits of being a Tier 2 partner of the GEIC include:

  • Access to all the facilities and resources within a single, specific application lab, including fully maintained state of the art test, development and characterisation equipment;
  • Access to highly experienced and knowledgeable applications engineers who each have significant skills, expertise and experience within each application space, and who are thus able to help accelerate product/process development and market entry;
  • Access to world class academics, at the forefront of research into the nature and applications of 2D materials;
    Representation on the GEIC’s Technology Advisory Board, helping to guide future activities and direction (including research activity, equipment procurement, GEIC facilities etc);
  • Access to hot desks, meeting rooms and conference facilities, in a prestigious city centre location with excellent transport links;
  • Opportunities to work with our Affiliate Partner network to source specialist advice and support.

The Tier 2 membership fee is £40k+VAT per annum, with a typical commitment of one year; at least 50% of this membership fee is allocated to specific project work determined by each partner.

Please contact us for further information about the benefits of becoming a Tier 2 Partner.

Affiliate Partners

Affiliate Partnerships are suitable for any service company that can create value for the next generation of products and processes emerging from the GEIC. Typical companies might include: business support and enabling services, such as lawyers, accountants, IP specialists, web designers, marketing, business development, entrepreneurs, mentors, supporting engineers (eg: mechanical, software, electronic, CAD, modelling) and product designers.

  • The benefits of being an Affiliate Partner include: 
  • Be part of a thriving community of research and commercialisation activities.
  • Business opportunities for partnerships, engagements and collaborations with the GEIC’s user community.
  • Opportunity to host seminars/workshops for other tenants and partner companies engaged in graphene commercialisation.
  • Embedded with early stage, high growth companies developing new products and processes with 2D materials.
  • Open plan desk space (with superfast Wi-Fi access).
  • Use of shared conference, training rooms and other facilities.

Contact us for more information.