Since the isolation of graphene in 2004 by Nobel Prize Laureates Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov, great strides have been made in graphene innovation and commercialisation through UK institutions such as the National Graphene Institute and the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, the latter of which Potter Clarkson is an affiliate member.
As part of the graphene community, the Graphene Hackathon team is running a week-long virtual hackathon looking at three important themes - Sustainable Industry, Health Technology and Digital Gadgets. Teams have to design a product and create a business plan to address one of these three challenges. Successful teams will have a chance to win a place at the second Graphene Hackathon to be held in person.
Throughout the event the teams will be supported by various experts in the graphene community, including Jason Teng and Andrew Pearson who will be on hand to guide participants on the IP elements of their business plans. Jason will also be giving an IP talk on 29 April where he will discuss IP challenges faced by graphene startups seeking investment.
As a preview to the event, read our guide on best practice on hackathons and IP, where we answer common questions about IP issues in hackathons.
More details about the event here.
Date: Monday 26 April 2021 – Friday 30 April 2021