Graphene Alliance for Sustainable Multifunctional Materials to Tackle Environmental Challenges

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The Project

GIANCE is a 3-year long project funded by Horizon Europe. The consortium consists of 23 partners from 10 countries, representing the full value chain, with leading OEMs, large industries, world-class research and education organisations, and innovative SMEs.

GIANCE presents creative solutions to environmental challenges by establishing a comprehensive and industry-driven platform. This platform aims to design, develop, and produce the next generation of affordable, eco-friendly, lightweight, and recyclable materials based on graphene and related substances (GRM). These materials include multifunctional composites, coatings, foams, and membranes (GRM-bM) with enhanced properties, such as thermal, mechanical, and chemical features.

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GIANCE impacts

01 Revolutionary Materials Solutions
  • Develops novel, scalable, and multifunctional materials (GRM-bM).
  • Enhances manufacturing processes for eco-designed solutions.
02 Elevating EU Leadership
  • Positions the EU as a global leader in GRM-bM technologies.
  • Unlocks innovation potential, fostering economic competitiveness
03 Driving Circular Economy
  • Implements circular design for manufacturing and product life.
  • Facilitates recyclability and eco-friendly disposal of materials.
04 Significant Weight Reduction
  • Achieves substantial weight reduction in automotive applications.
  • Enhances energy efficiency, contributing to a greener transport sector
05 Multifunctional Performance
  • Improves scratch, fire, and coating resistance.
  • Increases impact strength, water permeability, and oxidative resistance.
06 Innovation in Manufacturing
  • Optimizes manufacturing processes for resource efficiency.
  • Introduces on-line monitoring systems for quality control.
07 Strategic Autonomy and Competitiveness
  • Strengthens EU capacities in key industries.
  • Minimizes dependency on non-EU countries in the digital supply chain.
08 Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Develops Ucs for durability, reusability, and scalability.
  • Promotes remanufacturing and high-quality recycling.
09 Environmental Performance
  • Achieves up to 30% improvement in environmental performance.
  • Aligns with the EU Circular Economy Action Plan for climate-neutrality.
10 Building European Resilience
  • Boosts EU resilience and sovereignty in key sectors.
  • Accelerates adoption of innovative materials, supporting long-term sustainability.

News & Events


July 9, 2024

Successful GIANCE Workshop at Graphene Conference 2024 Industrial Forum in Madrid

Following last year’s success, the Industrial Forum at the Graphene Conference 2024 in Madrid, held on June 26-27, showcased the latest advancements in graphene technology. The two-day event highlighted the progress and still challenges in graphene utilisation, with key representatives from leading research groups and companies sharing their achievements  on market vision and business prospects around graphene. The forum focused on the […]

May 29, 2024

Graphenea featured in ABC for participation in GIANCE Project

We are pleased to announce that Graphenea S.A., a global leader in graphene production and a partner in the GIANCE consortium, was recently featured in an article by the prestigious Spanish newspaper ABC. The article highlights Graphenea’s involvement in the GIANCE project (Graphene Alliance for Sustainable Multifunctional Materials to Tackle Environmental Challenges), an initiative aimed […]

April 10, 2024

GIANCE Project Holds Successful Consortium Meeting in Crete

From April 9th to 10th, 2024, the consortium convened for a productive meeting in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. The meeting took place at Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) premise, where partners gathered to discuss the project’s progress and future steps. With a focus on sustainability and innovation, the consortium engaged in fruitful discussions […]