Swinburne University will establish what is referred to as "the world’s first graphene certification center" as part of its research into graphene and digital manufacturing processes. As part of a new research initiative, The Graphene Supply Chain CRC-P, Swinburne researchers will partner with industry to develop graphene to the point where it can meet strict quality assurances and be adopted into large-scale manufacturing.

The initiative will take place at Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute and has been made possible by the Collaborative Research Centres Programme of the Australian Federal Government with partners including Imagine Intelligent Materials, Austeng, HRL, Agilent and Duromer.

The initiative was launched as part of an international conference held at Swinburne in August where more than 100 experts gathered to discussed graphene and its use in “smart materials”.