GRAPHENEA, nanoGUNE’s first start-up company launched in April 2010 as a joint venture of private investors and nanoGUNE, has become a world leader in the production of high-quality graphene. In 2013, Repsol and the Spanish Center for Industrial Technology Development (CDTI) signed an agreement to invest one million euros in GRAPHENEA. Following the foundational agreement of the company, in April 2015 nanoGUNE let GRAPHENEA fly alone.
The company, which at the end of 2016 was employing 18 people and was exporting graphene to 40 countries, supplies its products to universities, research centers, and industries worldwide. GRAPHENEA is also a partner of the European Graphene Flagship, which with a budget of one billion euros aims at taking graphene from the realm of academic laboratories into the European society in a period of ten years.