Graphene & 2D Materials LIVE!, the international conference and tradeshow covering the latest technology developments, applications, commercialization progress and end user requirements and challenges of Graphene and 2D Materials, held its fifth meeting in November in Santa Clara, CA. The meeting gathered together graphene producers, end users, and all interested parties, in a meeting co-located with Printed Electronics USA 2014, Wearable Technology LIVE!, Supercapacitors USA, and 3D Printing LIVE! The coordinated occurrence of these events promoted the interaction between material makers and those in need of advanced materials.
Graphenea CEO Jesus de la Fuente presented a lecture on the “Graphene Market and Roadmap”, outlining the current state of the market and projecting into future applications and developments.
“Impressions from the conference are very good”, said Jesus. “There were even more exhibitors and attendees that last year. This year we saw a smaller number of graphene producers, but a greater presence of representatives of companies further down the value chain. We can see the graphene industry starting to mature.”
Graphenea exhibited a stand, showcasing our product line. We were glad to discuss our graphene with old customers, as well as to attract new customers and collaborations. “Most of the large Silicon Valley companies visited us”, adds Jesus.
Photo: Graphenea Business Development Director Iñigo Charola next to our stand at Graphene LIVE! 2014.
The conference brought together users, material providers, equipment makers, policymakers, academics and investors from over 40 countries. More than 30 companies presented over the two days, disseminating the latest technology and commercial progress, and identifying key growth areas where graphene and 2D materials deliver value. The conference thus provided for and excellent mix of technical and market information.
“There are many potential applications of graphene, and we are keeping an eye on most of them. Some applications have already made it to the market, while many are still in infancy. In general, everyone in the community agrees that there is still a long way to go before the commercial application of graphene is fully exploited, which foreshadows an exciting few years ahead of us”, concludes Jesus.
Photo: The conference had more attendees than last year. Source: IDTechEx