The Graphene Flagship – Media Event

10 October 2013, 12.00-16.30
Place: Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Kemivägen 9, Gothenburg, Sweden



12.00-13.00    Lunch & Registration (MC2, Canyon)

13.00-14.00    Press Seminar on Graphene & Sustainability – by Chalmers (MC2, Kollektorn)​

Mikael Fogelström, Professor, Dep of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Scientific Leader of Graphene Centre at Chalmers
Graphene research at Chalmers and in Sweden.
Alan Atkisson, author and independent expert, member of the President's of the European Commission Science and Technology Advisory Council (PSTAC)
Sustainability aspects of graphene
Bengt Fadeel, Professor of Medical Inflammation Research and Vice Chairman at the Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, researcher of work package Health & Environment (WP2) of  The Graphene Flagship
Graphene in the body – opportunities, risks and research goals of the flagship. Future medical applications.
Eva Hellsten, Swedish Commission for Nanosafety, former advisor to the European Commission/DG Environment
Swedish and EU approaches to nano safety from an health and environmental perspective. Practical measures.
Vittorio Pellegrini, Director of the Graphene center of the Italian Institute of Technology, Deputy Coordinator of  work package Energy (WP9) of The Graphene Flagship
Energy applications of graphene – photovoltaics, graphene-based batteries, hydrogen storage.
​Open panel on media questions
Moderator: Christian Borg, Head of Media Relations, Chalmers

14.00-15.00    Hands on exhibition, live demonstrations and presentations of videos and visuals 
Christina Caesar, Graphene Centre at Chalmers, and 
Elena Novoselova, Head of Dissemination of The Graphene Flagship

15.00-16.00    Press Conference – by The Graphene Flagship (MC2, Kollektorn)
Carl-Christian Buhr, Member of the Cabinet of European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes, Brussels, Belgium
Prof Karin Markides, President and CEO of Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
​Wolfgang Boch, Head of Flagship Unit,European Commission 
Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT), Directorate C 'Excellence in Science', Brussels, Belgium
Prof Jari Kinaret, Director of The Graphene Flagship, Chalmers  University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Prof Konstantin Novoselov​, Member of the Graphene Flagship Strategic Advisory Council, University of Manchester, UK (and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 on ground-breaking graphene experiments)
Dr Tapani Ryhänen, Member of the Graphene Flagship Strategic Advisory Council, Nokia, Finland
Moderator: Christian Borg, Head of Media Relations, Chalmers

Visit to the Clean Room – for registered only
To be able to visit the Nanofabrication Laboratory at Chalmers you need to register your attendence as early as possible, not later than 3 October. We will try to accommodate all requests, but can’t leave any guarantees. Depending on interest. Learn more about our clean room here.

Media Service
A press room (Gaten, MC2) with full internet connection is available all day. For scheduled interviews, please contact the Chalmers press office, in advance or at the registration desk during the event. Panelists and press conference participants will be available for interviews after their presentations. 

General contact: or
Christian Borg, Head of Media Relations, Chalmers, +46 31 772 3395,
Elena Novoselova, Head of Dissemination of The Graphene Flagship, +49 176 6138 1794

Staying in Gothenburg
Elite Park Avenue Hotel and Gothia Towers are two large hotels  at a convenient distance.Please go here for more info on travelling to Gothenburg or to contact the city’s press contacts.
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