OV Group, with its innovation platform Green Capital Alliance, has became in april 2017 an Associated Member of Graphene Flagship, Europe’s biggest ever research initiative. Graphene Flaghsip is tasked with bringing together academic and industrial researchers to take graphene from the realm of academic laboratories into European society in the space of 10 years, thus generating economic growth, new jobs and new opportunities. Graphene – a single layer of carbon atoms – may be the most amazing and versatile substance available to mankind. Due to its unique combination of superior properties, graphene is a credible starting point for new disruptive technologies across a wide range of fields.
Associated Members gain access to the different information and networking platforms of the Graphene Flagship and can actively engage in science and technology cooperation with the relevant partners of the Graphene Flagship CP consortium. GCA aims at becoming the most important green & circular economy platform in Europe: an accelerator for cleantech and digital innovation which, through know-how and financial capacity, fosters investments on an international scale, facilitating the shift towards a sustainable and scalable new economic model and generating positive outcomes for investors, environment and people. GCA operates on an international scale with its own technical, scientific, financial network, complemented by a capacity - supercomputer - on big data, which allows to measure geo-climatic risks and to assess the impacts on natural resources and global investments. GCA is committed to human capital growth, preparing new generations and young managers for new advanced development models.