Material may help region

Material may help region

IN HIS speech to the 2011 Tory Party Conference, George Osborne highlighted the development of a new wonder-material, ‘Graphene’ by researchers at the University of Manchester. He correctly explained how the material – with its properties of extreme high strength, flexibility and electrical superconductivity – had thousands of potential applications – and that our region was well placed to be the world-leader in ‘Graphene Industries’. He even pledged £50m of funding to assist with its development.

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