The UK Graphene Pavilion at NANO KOREA is an initiative by leading graphene technology companies, research institutes and government agencies within the UK - which include Haydale Ltd., Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd., 2DTech Ltd. and The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), the National Graphene Institute - University of Manchester, the National Physical Laboratory and Innovate UK. The event will be supported by UK Trade & Investment. The purpose of the exhibit is to promote the strengths and capabilities of the Graphene Industry in the UK to stakeholders in Korean industry, academia and government groups and demonstrate that the UK Graphene industry is very much "open for business" with Korean partners.
Having first isolated two-dimensional graphene at the University of Manchester in 2004, the United Kingdom is globally recognised as a world leading authority in graphene and 2D materials science, technology and commercialisation. This exhibit will promote the collaborative approach between material and technology providers, world class universities and government backed laboratories and innovation centres.
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Commenting, Ray Gibbs, Haydale Chief Executive said "I am extremely pleased to be a part of this initiative to promote the British graphene industry to what is a major potential market for our enabling technology. I have been to Korea a number of times in the last year and am massively impressed by the quiet way Korean industry has adopted and progressed nano technology, principally with carbon nanotubes. Graphene is on the list as the next "big thing" and we believe our technology and the UK expertise can really make an impact. Since we entered into a sales and marketing agreement with planarTECH in Korea last August we have sampled a number of Korean companies and had a number of productive and encouraging discussions. This forthcoming exhibition will increase our exposure to the nano community in Korea."
"Thomas Swan is looking forward to the opportunity to introduce our capabilities to the Korean market. We know this is a very active market for new nanomaterials and we encourage attendees to the show with an interest in 2D materials to come and meet with us to review our graphene and non-carbon 2D material products" Said Dr. Andy Goodwin - Commercial Director, Advanced Materials Division.
Dr Tom Taylor, Director of Future Business at CPI adds: "CPI is delighted to be part of the UK Graphene Pavilion at Nano Korea 2015. The UK collaboration brings together a truly world class consortium of leading edge research, technology innovation and industrial expertise. Graphene is a key enabling technology with vast potential, the challenge for industry is to develop the technology in market applications at scale. The UK collaboration provides a brilliant platform for companies to do this."
The UK Graphene Pavilion will be located at booth AO-25 to A-N26 at NANO KOREA 2015, Coex, Seoul, Korea.