The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) is a £60m institute for acceleration of innovation in graphene and other 2D materials towards products and applications. Housed in the Masdar Building at The University of Manchester, our application and business development teams are dedicated to bridging the gap between lab and market and ensuring maximum return on investment in advanced materials research and development.
Concretene - graphene-enhanced concrete engineered for sustainability. A joint venture between the GEIC and UK construction firm Nationwide Engineering has resulted in a product - Concretene - that allows for reduction of up to 30% of material in concrete slab applications for the same structural performance and removal of all steel grid reinforcement. Concretene saves on material and labour cost, time on site and reduces CO2 emissions by 25-30%; video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yogj3ns3XU