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Chalmers to Coordinate a Billion Euro Project

The European Commission recently appointed Chalmers University of Technology to lead a gigantic research initiative around the super material graphene.

"It is of course primarily a recognition of the involved researchers at Chalmers, but also a confirmation that Swedish research is of a very high international standard," said Education Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Jan Björklund.

Graphene was one of two projects which won the 'history's greatest award for excellent research.' The funding of up to one billion euros is equivalent to ten years of work for thousands of researchers.

"With over 100 participating universities and companies from 17 countries from the start, the possibilities are great to provide both scientific and industrial breakthroughs that will benefit all parts of Europe in the future," said Chalmers President Karin Markides.

The task is to move the super material graphene and similar nanometer thin materials from the research lab into every man's hand by - in collaboration with leading-edge companies in the area - revolutionising several industries. During the 30 month ramp-up phase, the Graphene Flagship will focus on the area of communications, concentrating on ICT and on the physical transport sector, and supporting applications in the fields of energy technology and sensors. The flagship will then grow to full size and include many new groups and activities which are yet to be decided.