Graphmatech and Khalifa University’s RIC2D sign MoU to collaborate in advanced graphene-engineered materials and manufacturing processes

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Graphmatech to Offer its Technology, Products, and Services to UAE’s Energy and High Precision Industries

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 September 2023 – Khalifa University of Science and Technology’s Research and Innovation Center for Graphene and 2D Materials (RIC2D) and Graphmatech AB, a leading company in the development of graphene-enhanced materials, today announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), establishing a strategic framework for cooperation in advanced graphene-engineered materials and manufacturing processes.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Hassan Arafat, Senior Director, RIC2D, and Dr. Mamoun Taher, CEO and Founder of Graphmatech. The MoU aligns with and supports the UAE leadership’s vision towards achieving net-zero targets and diversifying the economy, while facilitating Graphmatech to offer its technology, products, and services to industries in the UAE, particularly in the energy and high-precision domains.

A spin-off from Sweden’s Uppsala University, Graphmatech’s unique technology platform to engineer materials with graphene offers a unique and strong value proposition across multiple industrial sectors. Graphmatech develops novel graphene-based nanocomposite materials and products, and focuses on three main business areas – metal-graphene composites and coated powders, polymer-graphene composites and additives for energy storage.

“The cooperation with RIC2D is strategically vital for Graphmatech, unlocking boundless opportunities to offer our products and services across sectors in the UAE and beyond,” expressed Dr. Mamoun Taher, CEO and Founder of Graphmatech. “We are thrilled to cooperate and support the UAE’s visionary leadership in attaining net-zero emissions and a diversified economy. Through advanced graphene materials technology, we aim to leave an indelible mark on this transformative journey, shaping a better and brighter future together.”

Dr. Arafat said: “Through the signing of this MoU, RIC2D and Graphmatech are forging a strategic alliance that paves the way to playing a critical role in meeting the UAE Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative. Together, we are pushing the boundaries of advanced materials’ science, using graphene-based solutions to shape a sustainable and transformative future for industries, research and society at large.”

About the Research & Innovation Center for Graphene and 2D Materials (RIC2D):
Established in 2022 at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, RIC2D is part of a strategic investment by the Government of Abu Dhabi, in the UAE, to advance the scientific development and commercial deployment of technologies derived from graphene and other 2D materials. RIC-2D serves as an integral part of an advanced materials innovation ecosystem being developed in Abu Dhabi.
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About Khalifa University of Science and Technology:
Khalifa University of Science and Technology, the UAE’s top-ranked research-intensive institution, focuses on developing world leaders and critical thinkers in science, engineering and medicine. The world-class university endeavors to be a catalyst to the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy, as an education destination of choice and a global leader among widely acknowledged international universities.
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About Graphmatech:
Graphmatech is a Swedish start-up company founded in 2017 as a spinoff from Uppsala University and a pioneer in the field of advanced materials supported by graphene technology and holds patents in this field. The company provides specialized materials and cutting-edge solutions to global markets to enable the green energy transition. The company’s products include; polymer-graphene materials for hydrogen transport and storage, materials for 3D printing and high precision industries, and graphene technology for batteries.
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