Graphene retains the promise of transforming human civilisation more than any other material this century. But how are we tackling the challenge of transforming promise into reality?

Cranfield University invites companies,institutes and individuals to present their graphene commercial developments, with prototypes tested and products nearly or already available on the market.

Free exhibition tables will be available to those wishing to showcase graphene products and graphene technology, but space is limited, so please register early. Please use this opportunity to demonstrate how the use of graphene is likely to transform even the most mundane aspects of our lives. Cosponsored by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

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Conference co-sponsors

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Enterprise Europe Network, Innovate UK, European Commission

Innovate UK knowledge transfer network

Organising Committee

Krzysztof Koziol

Professor Krzysztof Koziol, Head of Enhanced Composites Centre

Shailendra Vyakarnam

Dr Shailendra Vyakarnam, Director of Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship

John Christopher

John Christopher, Senior Innovation Adviser, Enterprise Europe Network

Conference Advisory Board

Iain Gray

Professor Iain Gray

Iain leads the aerospace capabilities across Cranfield University and their strategic relationships with the world’s major aerospace industrial organisations. Iain was Managing Director at Airbus UK and Chief Executive of Innovate UK (formerly known as the Technology Strategy Board) until he joined Cranfield in March 2015. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Charles Haswell

Charles Haswell

Charlie was in the Foreign Office with a focus on China, finishing as the government’s Director of Trade and Investment for China; subsequently he was working in the Strategy Team at Royal Bank of Scotland, and latterly at HSBC, where he established and ran the Chairman’s Policy Office.

Mr Benoit Gauthier

Mr Benoit Gauthier
Chief Financial Officer, Airbus
Co-founder and Chairman, The Smart Carbon Alliance

Confirmed Speakers

Professor Andrea Ferrari, Director of Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge
Professor Krzysztof Koziol, Head of Composites Centre, Cranfield University
Dr Javad Anzalchi, Airbus
Dr Katerina Busuttil, Standards Publishing Manager, Manufacturing Sector, British Standards Institution
Dr Steve Hankin, Director of Analytical Division, Institute of Occupational Medicine
Dr Oksana Koryak, Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship, Cranfield University
Dr Andrew Pollard, National Physical Laboratory
Dr Jacqui Murray, Head of Advanced Materials, Innovate UK
Mr John Christopher, Senior Innovation Adviser, Enterprise Europe Network
Dr Richard Adams, Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship, Cranfield University
Dr Bojan Boskovic, CEO, Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology
Dr Robert Quarshie, Head of Materials, KTN

Student Ambassadors

Nordin Catic

Nordin Catic, University of Cambridge

Event Programme

08:30 Registration
09:15 Opening Address: Prof. Helen Atkinson (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Cranfield University)
09:30 Welcome to Graphene Commercialisation event Day 1: Prof. Krzysztof Koziol (Cranfield University)
09:45 Graphene in the aerospace industry: Javad Anzalchi (Airbus)
10:05 Cranfield Manufacturing
10:25 Coffee break
11:00 6 presentations from graphene companies
12:00 Lunch and visits to graphene based prototypes/products exhibits
13:10 Dr Melanie Loveridge (High Value Manufacturing Catapult)
13:30 Prof. Andrea Ferrari (Director of Cambridge Graphene Centre, Cambridge University)
14:05 Dr Oksana Koryak (Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship, Cranfield University)
14:25 Graphene: the road towards commercialization: Dr Francesco Bonaccorso (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
14:45 Developing a UK Standards Strategy for Graphene: Dr Katerina Busuttil (British Standards Institution)
15:05 De-risking graphene commercialisation: common-sense health & safety supporting the value chain: Dr Steve Hankin (Institute of Occupational Medicine)
15:25 Coffee break
15:55 Measurement and Standardisation of Graphene: Enabling Real-World Commercialisation: Dr Andrew Pollard (National Physical Laboratory)
16:15 6 presentations from graphene companies
17:15 Visits to graphene based prototypes/products exhibits

Location and travel details

Vincent Building, Cranfield University, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, United Kingdom

Accommodation can be booked on campus at Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre. Please visit for more information.

Who should attend

Micro, small, medium, large enterprises, spin outs, start-ups, research institutions, government representatives, policy makers, investors and members of the public interested to know about graphene based products coming out to the market.


Conference free to attend, dinner £40 per person