The investment was made in part to help the European Union become a large player in the graphene development and research. “When we talk about graphene, we’ve reached a tipping point,” Jani Kivioja, a research leader in Nokia’s Research Center said. “We’re now looking at the beginning of a graphene revolution. Before this point in time, we figured out a way to manufacture cheap iron that led to the Industrial Revolution. Then there was silicon. Now, it’s time for graphene.”
Graphene is expected to improve and make its way into new products in the coming years.