FLAG-ERA, a body that gathers regional and national funding organizations (NRFOs) in Europe with the goal of supporting the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship concept (more specifically, the FET Flagship initiatives Graphene and Human Brain Project (HBP)), has announced the outcome of its call for projects in synergy with the Graphene Flagship and the Human Brain Project (FLAG-ERA JTC 2017).

Relating to the Graphene Flagship, in total 17 basic and applied research projects have been recommended for funding to the national research funding organizations by the FLAG-ERA JTC 2017 Call Steering Committee. The actual funding of the projects depends on the successful completion of the final funding decisions and contract negotiations at the national level. Once approved, the 17 recommended projects are expected to become partnering projects of the Graphene Flagship and to start between December 2017 and March 2018. Click here for the full projects list.

Several interesting projects include graphene biomolecular and electrophysiological sensors integrated in an “all-in-one device” for the prediction and control of epileptic seizures (towards a general device for most brain disorders), a project that focuses on topological superconductivity in graphene, and more.