£25 million research centre could be the future of manufacturing

The University of Cambridge is creating a £25 million research centre dedicated to finding out how graphene could be used in everyday life.

Experts say that graphene, a lightweight version of graphite, is regarded as the future of manufacturing.

Graphene is the lightweight version of graphite, pictured above Credit: Tim Ockenden/PA Archive

Work will begin next month, with a dedicated facility to open at the end of the year.

The work will focus on producing graphene on an industrial scale, where it could eventually revolutionise flexible, wearable and transparent electronics.