The australian University of Adelaide has been awarded $2.6 million (roughly 1.9 million USD) in federal funding to establish the Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Hub for Graphene Enabled Industry Transformation.

The new national research hub will develop advanced materials, provide fit-for-purpose products and innovative solutions to a range of industries, such as advanced manufacturing, mining and minerals technology and services, medical technologies and pharmaceuticals, and defence.

The University of Adelaide will lead the new ARC Research Hub for Graphene Enabled Industry Transformation, with the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the University of South Australia all participating as collaborative partners in the program. Other national and international collaborators include industry and research leaders from Australia, China, the US, UK, France and Spain, spanning mining and minerals, steel manufacturing, defence, and nanotechnology.

In 2014, Australia's Valence Industries signed an agreement with the University of Adelaide to establish a graphene research center in South Australia.