GraphCat: The Graphene Community of Catalonia
The Catalan Regional Research and Innovation Strategy aims to establish Catalonia as an international reference in graphene research
RIS3CAT, the Catalan Government’s regional research and innovation strategy for smart specialisation, aims to orient the productive sector of the Catalan economy toward a smarter, more sustainable and integrated economic model. GraphCat, scientifically and technically coordinated by ICREA Professors Jose Garrido (ICN2) and Frank Koppens (ICFO), is part of this strategic plan, aiming to promote a strong community to develop cutting-edge graphene technologies for and by Catalan industry.
The main activity of the GraphCAT Community is to curate and develop a project portfolio that simultaneously drives progress and showcases regional excellence. To this end, technological projects have been divided into four clusters based on themes and synergies.
- * Biomedical Devices
- * Si-CMOS Integration
- * Materials and Membranes
- * Energy
All projects are aimed at the development of new graphene technologies and applications that lead to new products and services.
**GraphCat is co-funded by the European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) allocated to the Programa operatiu FEDER de Catalunya 2014-2020, with the support of the Secretaria d’Universitats i Recerca of the Departament d’Empresa i Coneixement of the Generalitat de Catalunya for emerging technology clusters devoted to the valorization and transfer of research results (GraphCAT 001-P-001702).