Paragraf, the UK-based graphene technology development company, has announced the opening of an R&D facility in Cambridge. This follows the May 2018 announcement regarding seed investment of £2.9 million. The new site represents a turning point for graphene-based technologies, according to Paragraf, which it hopes will drive large-scale development of mass-market, graphene-based electronic devices.
Paragraf says its proprietary production technique overcomes the quality, contamination and reproducibility barriers faced by other graphene production methods. The customized equipment at the Cambridge facility will also allow Paragraf to convert its laboratory research into novel products, including next generation sensors, solid state electronics and energy storage cells.
Paragraf’s aim is for this site to become a global center of excellence for 2D materials-based device research, development and exploitation. The location close to the University of Cambridge (from which Paragraf spun out), supports the strong links that exist between the organisations. Paragraf is also working with a new academic partner, Queen Mary University, London, to further accelerate R&D.
Paragraf will now focus on the delivery of its first major product, an ultra-sensitive graphene-based electronic device. In parallel, Paragraf is progressing its first strategic partnerships, utilizing collaboration to drive rapid market entry.