The Science and Technology Committee issues a call for written submissions for its inquiry on graphene.
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The inquiry explores the lessons from graphene for research and innovation in other areas, as well as the management and commercialisation of graphene's intellectual property. Issues include:
- The research obstacles that have had to be overcome for graphene, including identifying research priorities and securing research funding, and the lessons from this for other areas of research.
- The factors that have contributed to the successful development of graphene and how these might be applied in other areas, including translating research into innovation, managing/sharing intellectual property, securing development funding, and bringing key stakeholders together.
- The benefits and disbenefits of the way that graphene's intellectual property and commercialisation has been managed, including through research and innovation collaborations, and the lessons from this for other areas.
The deadline for submissions is midday on Monday 18 April 2016.
The Committee expects to take oral evidence later in April 2016.