The two-day Graphene and 2DM Industrial Forum (GIF) online conference 2021 will present the most recent advances in technology developments and business opportunities in graphene and 2DM commercialization. Key representatives of Companies and key Research Institutes will share their market vision and business opportunities, but also present commercial showcases in all current market fields of graphene products.

This second online edition of the INDUSTRIAL FORUM will be focusing on: latest developments in graphene and 2DM production methods towards wide scale commercialization, emerging opportunities for graphene-based materials, determining criteria for graphene and 2DM investment opportunities, revealing the latest updates application and commercialisation of graphene and 2DM based materials in electronics, energy storage, biohealth, composites, sensors, etc.
GIF2021 will be a two-day online event that means to gather the key players of the Graphene and 2DM community and related sectors. This event is launched following the success of GIF2020 and the previous INDUSTRIAL FORUM editions (organised within Grapheneconf series) and considering that all major scientific and technological in-person conferences are being cancelled or postponed worldwide until middle of 2021.

The Phantoms Foundation is a Professional Conference Organiser specialised in the planning and execution of conferences and online meetings focused on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology and in particular “Graphene and 2DM”. The Phantoms Foundation, a non-profit organisation, is a key actor in structuring and fostering European Excellence and enhancing collaborations in these fields, giving as well high level management profile to National and European scientific projects (Involved in 11 European projects in the last 10 years either as coordinator or partner) and providing an innovative platform for dissemination, transfer and transformation of basic nanoscience knowledge, strengthening interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and nanotechnology by catalysing collaboration among international research groups.
Currently, one of its main core activities is to organize International conferences, meetings and workshops in particular in the “Graphene and 2D Materials” area:
 
 

The Institut Catala de Nanociencia I Nanotecnologia (ICN2) is a flagship research institute within the CERCA network of centres created and supported by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia to raise Catalan science to the premier international level. The patrons of ICN2 are the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat), the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Its core activities are Frontier Basic and Applied Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Technology Transfer, and Public Outreach. Currently, ICN2 numbers some 200 staff from over 30 countries, of which about 170 are researchers. In addition to the theoretical and experimental groups involved in the project, ICN2´s activities in graphene include thermal management, photovoltaic, biosensors and energy applications, gathering about 40 researchers (permanent staff, postdoc and Ph.D. students). ICN2 achievements were recognised in 2014 with the Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence accreditation, the most prestigious award targeting research centres in Spain.

ICN2 is strongly involved in Graphene and two-dimensional materials research. It includes the theoretical study and development of multiscale computational methodologies (combining ab-initio with tight-binding models) to simulate charge, spin and phonon transport in realistic models of structurally and chemically modified graphene (and two-dimensional)-based materials and devices. Additionally research is engaged in  the development and demonstration of novel graphene spintronic devices, or the use of graphene and other carbon materials in biosensing and bioelectronics applications, such as low cost and large scale technology for the fabrication of graphene solution-gated field effect transistors as well as graphene electrodes, and their characterization in aqueous environment and in cell cultures based on CVD graphene or the use of graphene derivatives for electrochemical biosensors. Finally, hybrid materials including graphene are also investigated for applications in energy (supercapacitors) and photovoltaics.

 

BeDimensional was born in 2016 after 10 years of research work of two established scholars: Vittorio Pellegrini and Francesco Bonaccorso. It was founded on March 8th as a spin-off of the Graphene Labs at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). IIT Graphene Labs was created in 2013 and directed by Vittorio Pellegrini until 2020 with the mission of developing a new class of smart materials based on graphene and other 2D layered materials. On April 1st 2020, Vittorio Pellegrini and Francesco Bonaccorso have joined BeDimensional as full time researchers.

BeDimensional is one of the start-ups created thanks to the innovative environment of the Graphene Flagship European project. BeDimensional twofold purpose is, on one hand, the implementation of an industrial production of few-layers graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) crystals, based on a patented technology developed in IIT; on the other hand, the commercialization of tailor-made 2D crystal-based solutions.

 


   
 

Organising Committee
Francesco Bonaccorso (Bedimensional, Italy
Antonio Correia (Phantoms Foundation, Spain) - Chairperson
Stephan Roche (ICREA/ICN2, Spain)
 
Technical Committee
Concepción Narros (Phantoms Foundation, Spain)
Joaquin Ramón-Laca Maderal (Phantoms Foundation, Spain)
Jose Luis Roldan (Phantoms Foundation, Spain)

 

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