India’s first Graphene Innovation center to be set up in Kerala

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Kerala’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has announced that the country’s first Graphene innovation center will be set up at Thrissur, Kerala at the cost of Rs 86.41 crore.

  • It is a joint venture of the Kerala government, Government of India and Tata Steel and other private enterprises.
  • The Innovation center will be set up jointly by Digital University of Kerala, Pune based Government of India owned Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Tata Steel and other enterprises.
  • The Union Government would invest Rs 49.18 crore and the private companies including Tata Steel will invest Rs 11.48 crore while the The Kerala Government will invest in the project by providing land and other basic infrastructure.


  •  Graphene is also called as the wonder material is a one atom thick layer of carbon atom.
  • It is the thinnest material known and is 200 times stronger than steel.
  • Worldwide research is going on to figure out the application of this material in various products and its properties.
  • It has a number of applications ranging from electronic wearable devices, biomedical devices, sensors, fuel cells, semiconductors, liquid-crystal devices (LCDs), organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), supercapacitors, fuel cells and batteries etc.

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