There are many new advanced materials undergoing development but one particularly has caught attention of many: Graphene, a 2-dimensional material. First isolation and demonstration of remarkable properties began in the United Kingdom. Significant efforts have gone into research across the globe with unprecedented levels of funding dedicated to different stages of development, from very basic scientific understanding through to proof of concept applications. Currently there is also a push for developing standards and procedures enabling proper deployment of these materials into daily use in different applications.

By now Graphene has been labelled as a promising material of our century. Is this because of graphene, a buzzword and push from existing investors or does the material offer something really unique and special to take our civilization to the next level of existence?

We invite all companies, from micro to large enterprises, spin outs, start ups, research institutions and members of the public to present their work on applications of graphene, especially with advanced level of commercial development, prototypes and products near or on the market.

Last year we had the first successful event with very encouraging outcomes. We will be expecting over 200 people and will have representatives from government, policy makers, grant schemes, investors, industry partners and customers interested to know the current state of graphene and the available technology.

Anyone with advanced level prototype/product will be able to give a short oral presentation to showcase their developments (the agenda will guide people on site).

Free to attend.

Exhibition space & tables will be available to those wishing to showcase graphene products and/or graphene technology. Table space is limited so be sure to register early. This is your opportunity to showcase your products and to demonstrate the benefits of graphene based technology to individuals, large industry and our society.

The conference will take place at Cranfield University, world-leading in its contribution to global innovation, combining design, materials, technology and management with strong partnership with industry. Cranfield is particularly bridging the gap between academic research and real-world application operating from basic principles and ideas (TRL 1) to near-production level system prototypes (TRL7).

We look forward to welcoming you.

Download the conference flyer.


If you would like to book accommodation whilst visiting the campus then we are pleased to offer en suite accommodation on campus, which is within easy walking distance of lecture rooms and other facilities. To make an enquiry or booking, please contact Venue Cranfield.

If you would like to book accommodation off campus we recommend Milton Keynes or Bedford:

Harben House, Milton Keynes
Holiday Inn, Milton Keynes
Travelodge Marston Moretaine
Premier Inn, Milton Keynes
Premier Inn, Bedford
Best Western, Milton Keynes

To see a list of other local hotels please visit


Professor Krzysztof Koziol – Cranfield University
Professor Raj Roy – Cranfield University
Mr Charles Haswell – Advanced Propulsion Centre, Warwick

Advisory Board

Mr Benoit Gauthier - Airbus
Mr John Christopher – Enterprise Europe Network
Dr Shailendra Vyakarnam – Director of Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship, Cranfield University
Mr Gari Owen
Mr Muhamed Catic

Student Ambassadors

Mr Ibrahim Ahmad
Mr Nordin Catic

Conference Speakers


Event Programme

08:30 Registration and coffee
09:00-10:40 Morning session, part 1:

Krzysztof Koziol, Cranfield University
Benoit Gauthier, Airbus
Noorhana Yahya, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

10:40-11:00 Tea and coffee
11:00-12:30 Morning session, part 2:

Stephen Hodge, Cambridge Graphene Centre
Katerina Busuttil, BSI
Keith Paton, NPL
Nick Cliffe, UKRI InnovateUK

12:30-13:30 Lunch and visits to graphene exhibits and posters
13:30-15:40 Afternoon session, part 1:

Ray Gibbs, Haydale
Martin Kemp, Versarien PLC
John Christopher, Enterprise Europe Network
Scott Chambers, Cametics Limited
Agnieszka Lekawa-Raus, Warsaw University of Technology
Milo Shaffer, Imperial College London
Dylan Banks, Iceni Labs Limited
Robert Quarshie, KTN

15:40-16:00 Tea and coffee
16:00-17:00 Afternoon session, part 2:

Saverio Russo, Exeter University
Giovanni A. della Rossa, Bandera SPA
Guillaume Chansin, IRIMITECH Limited
Christopher Hartland, Potter Clarkson

17:00 Krzysztof Koziol, Closing remarks
18:00 Conference dinner

Location and travel details

Vincent Building, Auditorium.

Who should attend

Spin outs, start ups, SMEs, large industry, policy makers, investors and members of the public interested to know about graphene based products coming out to the market.


Conference is free to attend