BeDimensional announces raising €5 Million in funding

BeDimensional, an Italy-based company specializing in the production of graphene and other 2D crystals, has announced a raise of €5 million in funding.

The round was led by EUREKA! Venture SGR through the Eureka! Fund I – Technology Transfer, which follows another recent capital increase by CDP Venture Capital SGR (through the Evoluzione fund, led by Mario Scuderi), NovaCapital (a holding company focused on innovative initiatives, headed by Paolo Merloni and led by Carlo Germano Ravina) and Eni Next (Eni’s Corporate Venture Capital company based in Boston, led by Clara Andreoletti).

Read the full story Posted: Sep 21,2023

HydroGraph announces partnership with Manchester U's GEIC and expands application development

HydroGraph Clean Power, a manufacturer of graphene, has announced it is expanding its application development capabilities to meet growing global demand by establishing a partnership with the University of Manchester’s Graphene Engineering Innovation Center (GEIC) commencing in October of 2023. 

This strategic collaboration will aim to significantly enhance and ‘de-risk’ HydroGraph's application development capabilities. The GEIC, formed to commercialize graphene-related technologies and products, specializes in rapidly scaling up applications involving composites, building materials, membranes, inks, and coatings. To support their mission the £60 million GEIC facility was established with significant lab and engineering space that houses state-of-the-art testing and application development equipment, supported by experienced and knowledgeable team. Hydrograph will scale up this critical application development work by leveraging the resources at the GEIC with a team of commercially focused scientists and engineers to support industry adoption of its "99.8% pristine fractal graphene".

Read the full story Posted: Sep 21,2023

INBRAIN Neuroelectronics announces FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for Its Graphene-Based Intelligent Network Modulation Platform

INBRAIN Neuroelectronics, a health-tech company dedicated to developing intelligent graphene-neural platform, has announced that its Intelligent Network Modulation System has been granted Breakthrough Device Designation (BDD) from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as an adjunctive therapy for treating Parkinson’s disease.

The INBRAIN system uses graphene, whose electrical and mechanical properties make it ideal for neurotechnology innovation. INBRAIN’s neural platform technology enables ultra-high signal resolution and uses machine learning software that decodes therapy-specific biomarkers to deliver highly focused, adaptive neuroelectronic therapy that re-balances pathological neural networks.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 20,2023

Graphene-Info updates its Graphene Batteries Market Report

Today we published a new edition of our Graphene Batteries Market Report, with all the latest information. The batteries market is extremely active, as demand from EVs and mobile applications increases research and development efforts, and graphene is seen as a potential material to increase capacity, decrease charging times and improve other performance metrics. Indeed the new edition contains multiple updates, with recent achievements and projects.

Reading this report, you'll learn all about:

  • The advantages of using graphene in batteries
  • The different ways graphene can be used in batteries
  • Various types of graphene materials
  • What's on the market today

The report package also provides:

  • A list of all graphene companies involved with batteries
  • Detailed specifications of graphene-enhanced anode materials
  • Personal contact details into most graphene developers
  • Free updates for a year

This Graphene Batteries market report provides a great introduction to graphene materials used in the batteries market, and covers everything you need to know about graphene in this niche. This is a great guide for anyone involved with the battery market, nanomaterials, electric vehicles and mobile devices.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 19,2023

Directa Plus announces strategic collaboration with SPECTRUM to expand into U.S defense sector

Directa Plus has announced a strategic collaboration with The SPECTRUM Group, a US strategic advisory and government relations firm, to explore the potential of G+® technologies in the US defense sector, ahead of presenting Directa Plus' products at the Annual Meeting of the Association of the United States Army in Washington, DC.

SPECTRUM will leverage its expertise and extensive network to support Directa Plus in driving its business expansion into the military technology sector. SPECTRUM has a comprehensive understanding of Directa Plus' G+® textile and Grafysorber® technologies, and its potential and extensive applications, and is said to be well placed to educate and gain traction within the US market. SPECTRUM's customers include startups, Fortune 500 companies, government entities at various levels, and international organizations. The collaboration involves joint efforts in the development of cutting-edge products, including G+® textile technologies (i.e thermal management, antistatic, antimicrobial and thermal camouflage solutions), and Grafysorber technology, with the aim to minimize the time to market for the Group's G+ technologies in the US personal protection and defense sector.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 18,2023

Researchers design semitransparent image sensors for eye-tracking applications using graphene and QDs

A team of researchers from The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (ICFO) and Barcelona-based startup Qurv Technologies have designed flexible, nearly transparent graphene-enhanced image sensors that could be hidden in plain sight.

The sensors, based on graphene and quantum dots, could be integrated directly onto eyeglasses or curved windshields, placed right in front of a user’s eyes. This could make eye-tracking hardware less bulky, improve the accuracy of gaze detection, and reduce computational complexity, says Frank Koppens, who co-led the research and co-founded Qurv in 2020.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 17,2023

India-based graphene batteries startup secures $300,000 for advancing product commercialization

Dreamfly Innovations, a graphene battery startup, has secured $300,000 in funding through a round led by Rebalance Angel Community, with participation from IIM Ahmedabad’s CIIE.CO (Center for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship). 

The startup intends to utilize this capital for product commercialization and expanding its team. Dreamfly’s primary objective is to revolutionize the future of energy by employing software-defined battery (SDB) technology.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 16,2023

Haydale succesflully raised 5 million GBP in its recent funding round

UK-based graphene developer Haydale announced that it has successfully completed £5 million funding round, selling new ordinary shares. The round included an opportunity to raise a further £1.0 million, which will close next week. 

Haydale recently executed a collaboration agreement with PETRONAS Technology Ventures, in an effort to accelerate commercialization of graphene-based formulations in various different industries. The company also announced a £350,000 three-stage project with Cadent to develop graphene ink-based low-power radiator heaters.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 16,2023

Rice team produce hydrogen and graphene from waste plastic at zero net cost

Rice University researchers have found a way to harvest hydrogen and graphene from plastic waste using a low-emissions method that could more than pay for itself.

“In this work, we converted waste plastics ⎯ including mixed waste plastics that don’t have to be sorted by type or washed ⎯ into high-yield hydrogen gas and high-value graphene,” said Kevin Wyss, a Rice doctoral alumnus and lead author of the recent study. “If the produced graphene is sold at only 5% of current market value ⎯ a 95% off sale! ⎯ clean hydrogen could be produced for free.”

Read the full story Posted: Sep 16,2023