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Funding


The Graphene Flagship is a scientific research initiative funded by the European Commission. With a budget of €1 billion, it represents a new form of joint, coordinated research initiative on an unprecedented scale.

EU Funded

How is the Graphene Flagship funded?

The Graphene Core Project is funded by the European Commission, which corresponds to 50 percent of the budget of the whole initiative, while the remaining 50 percent is expected to be financed through Partnering Projects at the regional, national or transnational level. The Partnering Projects and Associate Members do not receive funding from the Graphene Core Project budget.

Initial EU funding came from the 7th Framework programme (FP7) in the ramp-up phase. Currently the Graphene Flagship is funded by Horizon 2020 the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

What is Horizon 2020?


Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation

Mobility grants


The Graphene Flagship mobility grants support young researchers within the consortium who wish to travel outside the European Union for research or educational opportunities at other institutions. Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD program or must have obtained their doctoral degrees no more than five years before the planned visit, which must be at least six weeks long. The application form can be found on the Graphene Flagship Intranet, Onboard, and should be filled out by a Principal Investigator in the Graphene Flagship.

European Commission signs €150M grant funding the Graphene Flagship


The European Commission (EC) has signed the €150M grant agreement to continue funding the Graphene Flagship's research and innovation on graphene and related materials from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023. With this signature, the EC continues its commitment to support the €1B Graphene Flagship project, which began in 2013.