Diamond Sponsor
The AIXTRON Group is a leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry. The Company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Herzogenrath (Aachen City Region), Germany, with subsidiaries and representative offices in Asia, the USA, and Europe. The company's products are used worldwide by a wide range of customers to manufacture high-performance components for electronic and optoelectronic applications based on compound or organic semiconductor materials. These components are used in a variety of innovative applications, technologies and industries. These include, for example, LED and display technology, data transmission, sensor technology, energy management and conversion, communication, signal and lighting technology, and many other sophisticated high-tech applications.
  Platinum Sponsor
Oxford Instruments develops, delivers, and supports high-technology tools and systems with a focus on research and industrial applications. Innovation has been the driving force behind Oxford Instruments' growth and success for 60 years, supporting its core purpose of addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges.  Our market-leading atomic-level fabrication solutions provide reproducible and scalable process layers that enable the integration of graphene in electronics, optoelectronics and sensors. The wide range of Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology includes high-temperature chemical vapor deposition of 2D materials, dielectrics integration and encapsulation, device pattern etching, atomic layer etching, low-temperature atomic layer deposition and more. Through the product lines of WITec GmbH and Asylum Research, the Oxford Instruments Group also supplies leading-edge nanoanalysis and nanomanipulation capabilities that are ideally suited to 2D materials research. WITec’s Raman imaging and correlative microscopes can chemically characterise graphene samples and visualise layer number, strain, doping and defects, while Asylum’s atomic force microscopes can investigate film quality and determine electrical and mechanical properties simultaneously with topography at sub-angstrom resolution.
  Gold Sponsor
The HORIBA Group of worldwide companies provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology, to a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements. Proven quality and trustworthy performance have established widespread confidence in the HORIBA Brand.
  Silver Sponsors
AMO’s mission as a non-profit SME is to bridge the gap between university research and industrial application. In joint projects and in bilateral cooperation, research and development results are transferred to industry for the preservation and creation of jobs. The potential of nanotechnology is thus tapped in fields of application such as information technology, biotechnology and environmental technology. AMO operates a state-of-the-art 400 m² clean room under the direction of Prof. Lemme and offers a rang of services from consulting to prototype development.
ULISSES will develop an integrated optical gas sensor and the networking technology required to bring it onto the Internet of Things (IoT). ULISSES will deliver the wafer-scale mass production methods necessary to enable production volumes of millions
of sensors per year, and thus provide an order of magnitude reduction of sensor module cost.

aims to be the first to provide a field-tested holistic air quality solution that is affordable, cloud-connected and ‘smart’ as well as facilitating and encouraging citizen engagement and its widespread deployment into our communities, to meet the needs of Smart City applications and ultimately pave the way to affect necessary changes in our lives.
Thermo Fisher Scientific produces a wide range of instruments for materials analysis. Our range of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy instruments are designed to deliver high quality results, quickly and easily. Systems can be configured with other surface analysis and materials analysis techniques, including Raman spectroscopy to enable maximum understanding with minimum effort. Contact us to learn about our surface analysis products, and the huge range of other instrumentation for materials science, including electron microscopy and molecular spectroscopy.

  PhD Grants Sponsor
The "HOWDI" research group: Van der Waals hetero-structures of low dimensionality "is both a national research group (GDR 2112) and an international coordination network (IRN" Graphene and co). The ambition of the GDR is to bring together and interact with teams interested in the study of all the physical properties that emerge from these van der Waals assemblies.