FLAG-ERA is a funding organization that targets causes that look worthy of a financial boost and provides monetary assistance as best as they can. They have the backing of the majority of funding organizations in Europe, and thus are relatively selective with who they pick and choose as they are a big name. Because of this, it’s a major leap for graphene research and development as they chose to sponsor it.
They selected ten projects to focus on, which will receive a major advance. Seven of these are: 2DSOTECH, DeGraph, MINERVA, MNEMOSYN, MULTISPIN, PhotoTBG, and VEGA. These seven will simply be basic research, and the next three (COGRAPH, ENPHOCAL, and RESCUGRAPH) will be more dedicated to impact and implementation.
Yuri Svirko, the leader of the Graphene Flagship Partnering Division, expressed her excitement on the new opportunity, and says “We will certainly soon see exciting results coming from these partnerships, which tackle important research topics within the world of layered materials including photonics, optoelectronics, spintronics and health.”