24 November 2020

£1.95 mln for graphene in defence

Graphene loaded polymer composites are to be developed for defence related applications.

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Currently the full details remain confidential but Versarien plc, an advanced materials engineering group, has been awarded a product development agreement for £1.95 mln by the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), a part of the Ministry of Defence.  DSTL is responsible for ensuring that innovative science and technology contribute to the defence and security of the UK.

The agreement contains several work packages including literature review, development of graphene loaded polymer composites for three specific applications, demonstration of the applications and exploitation of the applications.  The work packages are due for completion by 31 March 2022.