“Graphene is now”: The Graphene Pavilion at Mobile World Congress 2019

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“Graphene is now” – The Graphene Pavilion from the Graphene Flagship is returning to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The Graphene Pavilion is curated by the Graphene Flagship Innovation Team, and supported by the European Commission and the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA). It will take place between 25 – 28 February and will include over 20 different graphene-based working prototypes and devices . The Graphene Flagship says that the devices and prototypes displayed will transform future telecommunications.

SciTech Europa will be attending the Mobile World Congress this year, and will be posting the latest insights into the technology displayed at the Graphene Pavilion.

Visitors will be able to explore three different zones. These are:
•The ‘phone of the future’;
•‘Wearables of the future’; and
•‘Homes of the future’.

They will also have the opportunity to experience the latest prototypes including a demonstration of how graphene modulators will increase internet connection speed.

The pinnacle of Graphene research

Professor Frank Koppens, the group leader at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Spain, which is a partner of the Graphene Flagship, said: “Research into graphene is at a pinnacle point. However, now it is time for graphene to be moved from the laboratory environment into factory floor. Visitors will leave the pavilion with a greater appreciation for all soon to appear products based on graphene.”

How does investment in Graphene research provide tangible benefits?

Andrea Ferrari, the science and technology officer of the Graphene Flagship, commented:
“For the Graphene Flagship, Mobile World Congress is a prime opportunity to showcase how the investment in research is now providing tangible and beneficial use. This year we will unveil new products soon to be launched on the market, as well as many advanced prototypes, showing the stride taken by the Graphene Flagship on the innovation and technology roadmap for graphene and related materials.”

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