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Advancing the commercial applications of graphene

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Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are investing up to £2.5 million in technical feasibility studies to target the applications of graphene with the greatest commercial potential.

The aim of this competition is to stimulate the exploitation of this high-performance material, as well as related carbon-based 2D materials that have emerged from the research base. These studies should evaluate the feasibility and potential of the use of graphene in a specific application, with relevant data to support its performance against current market specifications.

Projects must be led by a business and be collaborative, involving a partner with a future end-use route to market.

Small businesses could receive up to 70% of their eligible project costs, medium-sized businesses 60% and large businesses 50%.

We expect projects to last 6 to 12 months and to range in size from total costs of £100,000 to £250,000.

This competition opens on 21 September 2015 and the deadline for applications is at noon on 4 November 2015.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/1LbPuyy
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