The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Manchester have signed an agreement to collaborate in realizing graphene's potential and accelerating its commercialization.
The two organizations will work on the development of graphene metrology, characterization and standards which are crucial for industry uptake, as it is hard to be assured of quality for commercial uses without it.
This process will be key in advancing the UK's stature as a leading graphene standards authority.
The agreement was signed at NPL's 'Graphene & 2D Material Conference', a two day event on the progression of graphene from labs to real world applications.
NPL is the UK's national standards laboratory and an independent center of excellence in research, development and knowledge transfer in measurement and materials science.
The National Graphene Institue at the University of Manchester is set to be the world leading facility for graphene research when it officially opens in March 2015.