The European Commission suggests a 10-year large-scale €1 billion research initiative (coordination action) on Graphene called GRAPHENE-CA. The EU wants to secure a major role in the upcoming Graphene 'revolution'.
The GRAPHENE-CA already includes over 130 research groups, representing 80 academic and industrial partners in 21 European countries. A pilot phase began on May 1st and in 2012 the GRAPHENE-CA will be submitted to the commission. In 2013, they will choose two flagship projects, one of these will hopefully be GRAPHENE-CA.