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).
The company intends to use the funds to accelerate the industrial scale-up and to commercially validate the use of 2D crystals as additives in innovative industrial products, such as longer-lasting batteries and lubricants with unique characteristics, new polymers with high impact resistance, or heating membranes for textile applications.
Founded by Vittorio Pellegrini, Francesco Bonaccorso and Andrea Gamucci, BeDimensional BeDimensional leverages two-dimensional (2D) materials with few atomic layers (<10), in particular, graphene, in three areas: i) coatings and multifunctional composites; ii) energy; iii) lubricants also through partnerships with companies such as VARTA in the battery sector and ENEL GP in the photovoltaic sector.
The company, a spin-off of the Graphene Labs of the Italian Institute of Technology, has a comprehensive portfolio of 12 patent families.