In November 2013, the University of Manchester launched the second £50,000 Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award competition. A couple of days ago, they announced the winner of this year's award - Antonios Oikonomou for his Graphene Characterization and Standardization Services (GCSS) business enterprise.

GCSS, using the National Graphene Institute (at the University of Manchester) in-house expertise, will offer advanced graphene characterization, certification and standardization services. They aim to develop benchmark materials which can be developed into standards to be adopted by the industry.

In addition to these services, the GCSS will also design design new characterization instruments.