In February 2018, Haydale, the University of Swansea and Wheelsure entered a collaboration to develop intelligent systems for transport and industrial applications using Haydale's graphene ink sensor technology, in order to extend Wheelsure's product range. Now, Haydale has confirmed that The University of Manchester's Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre ("GEIC") is set to join this collaboration.
The project aims to develop an intelligent new product pairing Haydale's functionalized graphene sensor technology with Wheelsure's failsafe locking solution. The sensor will be developed by applications engineers at the GEIC using Haydale's functionalised graphene. The project is expected to be showcased at the official opening of the GEIC in December 2018.
David Banks, Interim CEO at Haydale, commented: "We are pleased that this collaboration is developing and welcome the inclusion of Manchester's GEIC. We are looking forward to developing this innovative product, ensuring its successful pathway to commercialization."
Ray Gibbs, President, Business Development at Haydale, commented: "We are delighted to bring our graphene materials knowledge to this project and work with Wheelsure and the GEIC to produce a superior product. The outcome should enable Wheelsure to market and sell its product worldwide across a range of applications that require a permanent 'smart' locking nut and bolt assembly."
James Baker, CEO of Graphene@Manchester, said: "This latest partnership is a perfect example of our collaborative approach to graphene research and development across the technology readiness levels. By combining the expertise and capabilities of the University, Haydale and Wheelsure, we can accelerate disruptive solutions to current and new markets."