CRANN, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)-funded nanoscience institute based at Trinity College Dublin will collaborate with Thomas Swan on graphene production in a €750,000 project. Thomas Swan will fund the project and will also place an engineer in SFI for two years.

The aim of the collaboration would be to provide a "stable and consistent source of true graphene" to academia and industry as downstream research develops future commercial applications. The two entities are anticipating initial lab samples within the next few months.