The European Commission has released an interim review report of the Graphene Flagship project's first year following the two-and-half-year ramp-up phase. The Graphene Flagship was concluded to have achieved most of its objectives and milestones and delivered exceptional results with significant immediate or potential impact. The Graphene Flagship is further commended for focusing its work towards a more industrially oriented initiative with a higher Technology Readiness Level.

The report mentioned several significant results close to commercial exploitation, including work with Airbus to produce aircraft parts made of graphene composites, a motorcycle helmet with a graphene coating, a new viscoelastic graphene-polymer sensor material, perovskite photovoltaic cells with improved stability and a demonstration of tuneable ion sieving using GO membrane for water desalination.