A #25 million centre to research how "wonder material" Graphene could be used in everyday life is to be created at the University of Cambridge.
Graphene - a lightweight one-atom thick layer of graphite credited with remarkable strength - is regarded as the future of manufacturing.
Cambridge University is to get more than £12 million pounds to help develop commercial uses for the new 'super-material' graphene.
It will be looking into graphene flexible electronics and opto-electronics such as touch screens and other display devices.
Graphene is described as a a kind of two-dimensional carbon which is one of the thinnest, lightest, strongest and most conductive materials known to man.
Now it is hoped that the material will be used in a wide array of industrial and everyday applications, delivering potentially lucrative technological breakthroughs in areas ranging from electronics to energy generation and telecommunications.