31 Oct '13, 10am

UK ‘falling behind’ in race to commercialise #graphene. @IMechE

A policy statement released by the organisation today describes the UK's commercialisation of the material as 'woeful'. Dr Helen Meese, head of materials at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said: "At the moment, there's a very real possibility that this incredible British material could one day be best known for never fulfilling its enormous potential. "The graphene community has to agree on a timescale for commercialisation now and develop a clear road map for ongoing research and development. The UK must also establish how it intends to compete in terms of market share and mass production." To date, more than 7,500 graphene based patents have been filed worldwide. The UK, however, only has 54 (less than 1%) of them, compared to China which has 2,200 and South Korea which has 1,754. To resolve this, the IMechE wants industry to establish a 'robust strategy' for id...

Full article: http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-news/uk-falli...

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