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New national association formed to support graphene commercialization in the U.S.


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: April 19th, 2017

A new association focused on facilitating the commercialization of graphene in the United States was launched this week.  

The new National Graphene Association™ will provide networking opportunities and information to connect stakeholders in the graphene field, drive innovation, and promote and expedite the commercialization of graphene products and technologies in the U.S.

Executive Director Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, a physicist and graphene expert, noted in the launch announcement that “this is a pivotal time for graphene. We are past the hype stage, and with adjusted expectations, we will start seeing much more realistic and steady progress. NGA will provide organized momentum to cultivate cross-industry dialogue and drive the industry forward.”

The association has offices in Oxford, MS, Nashville, TN, and Washington, D. C. It has developed a range of membership categories designed for entrepreneurs, emerging and established graphene companies, suppliers and developers, researchers, investors, venture capitalists and government agencies.

“We are excited to create a diverse membership that will convene around the goal of taking graphene commercialization, research and development to the next level in the U.S. and beyond,” said Cinker.

NGA has also launched a news and information portal, GrapheneEntrepreneur.com™. “Billed as ‘Your Daily Dose of Graphene,’ the site is intended as “the go-to source for curated information on developments, innovations and new applications for graphene, along with the people and companies behind them,” said Allison Buchanan, the association’s CEO.

Source: NASDAQ GlobeNewswire

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