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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.

Reliance is India's largest private sector company, with a consolidated revenue of INR 792,756 crore ($104.6 billion), cash profit of INR 110,778 crore ($14.6 billion), and net profit of INR 67,845 crore ($9.0 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2022. Reliance's activities span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, advanced materials and composites, renewables (solar and hydrogen), financial services, retail and digital services.
Currently ranking 104th, Reliance is the largest private sector company from India to feature in Fortune's Global 500 list of "World's Largest Companies" for 2022. The company stands 53rd in the Forbes Global 2000 rankings of "World's Largest Public Companies" for 2022 - top-most among Indian companies. Reliance has been ranked among the world's 20 best companies to work with, highest amongst Indian companies in Forbes' World's Best Employers for 2022. It features among LinkedIn's 'The Best Companies to Work For in India' (2021)

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Tata Steel Limited, with a consolidated turnover of US $32,836 million in the financial year ending March 31, 2022, is the 10th largest steel producer in the world with an annual crude steel production capacity of 34 MnTPA.
Established in Jamshedpur (Jharkhand, India) in 1907, the Company took shape from the vision of its founder Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata and is today one of the world's most geographically diversified steel producers with operations and commercial presence across the world. Tata Steel group is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.
Focussing on Innovation, Technology, Sustainability & People, the Company strives to be the global steel industry benchmark for value creation and corporate citizenship and become the most respected and valuable steel company globally.
Tata Steel's manufacturing and downstream facilities are in India, the UK, the Netherlands, and Thailand, while its raw material mines are in India and Canada.
Tata Steel's consolidated crude steel production capacity in India stands at 20.6 MnTPA with manufacturing facilities in Jamshedpur and Gamharia in Jharkhand, Kalinganagar and Meramandali in Odisha. In addition, the Company has several downstream product extensions with manufacturing facilities for Wires, Tubes, Bearings, Agriculture Equipment, and Industrial By-products. It also has a Ferro Alloys and Minerals division and a heavy-duty engineering and fabrication unit, Tata Growth Shop.
In India, Tata Steel operates an end-to-end value chain that extends from mining to finished steel goods, catering to an array of market segments such as automotive, construction, general engineering etc. The Company sources most of the required raw materials from its captive mines in India, providing raw material security and the competitive advantage of being a low-cost steel producer. The Raw Material Division of Tata Steel supplies almost 100% of iron ore and nearly 21% of clean coal requirements for steel manufacturing facilities in India, while the rest is imported. The Company also operates manganese and chromite mines. Beyond steel making, Tata Steel has also forayed into New Materials business, including Graphene, Composites, and Medical Materials & Devices.
In Europe, Tata Steel is one of the largest steel producers, with two operating steel manufacturing facilities – one based in the UK with a capacity of 5 MnTPA and the other in Mainland Europe (the Netherlands) with a capacity of 7 MnTPA. Both operating facilities produce premium flat steel products and services for customers in Europe and around the world. Tata Steel (Thailand) Public Company Limited (TSTH), the Company's South-East Asian operating unit, has a crude steel production capacity of 1.7 MnTPA.
Tata Steel has been a part of the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since 2012 and has been consistently ranked amongst top 10 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016. Besides being a member of ResponsibleSteelTM, worldsteel's Climate Action Programme and World Economic Forum's Global Parity Alliance, Tata Steel has won several awards and recognitions including the World Economic Forum's Global Lighthouse recognition for its Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden Plants, and Prime Minister's Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17. The Company, ranked as India's most valuable Metals & Mining brand by Brand Finance, has received Steel Sustainability Champion recognition from worldsteel for five years in a row.
To know more, visit www.tatasteel.com and www.wealsomaketomorrow.com.


The Research & Innovation Center for Graphene and 2D Materials (RIC-2D) hosted by Khalifa University of Science and Technology is part of a strategic investment by the Government of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to advance the scientific development and commercial deployment of technologies derived from graphene and other 2D materials. RIC-2D will serve as an integral part of an advanced materials innovation ecosystem being developed in Abu Dhabi.

Established in 2022, Research & Innovation Center for Graphene & 2D Materials will host a range of activities to support both research and technology advancement of graphene and other enhanced 2D materials in the region.

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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.
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.
Science and innovation play an important role in encouraging prosperity and growth through the Science and Innovation Network (SIN).
The UK is a global leader in science and innovation. International collaboration is essential to maintaining the excellence of the UK's research base and the competitive advantage of our innovative businesses, for filling capability gaps and for ensuring value by leveraging international resources. Maintaining our science excellence (and our reputation) and supporting innovation ensures the UK is a partner of choice, and helps UK companies with ambitions for rapid global growth.
The Science and Innovation Network (SIN) has approximately 100 officers in over 40 countries and territories around the world building partnerships and collaborations on science and innovation.
SIN officers work with the local science and innovation community in support of UK policy overseas, leading to mutual benefits to the UK and the host country.
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Recognized for science and engineering excellence, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) supports the pursuit and advancement of scientific knowledge and its broad dissemination, and invests in deep technological projects that could result in the development of groundbreaking technologies and effective solutions to national and global challenges. Through an interdisciplinary team-based environment, KAUST invigorates graduate education by fostering creative and problem-solving approaches. Having a KAUST faculty member as a member of the organizing committee, reflects the University's commitment to develop cutting-edge research in the field of Graphene and 2D materials, with special emphasis on applied technologies for the benefit of the global society.
To explore and learn more about the research done by KAUST professors, visit kaust.edu.sa.
Oxford Instruments designs, supplies, 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 to address some of the world's most pressing challenges. Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology provides market-leading atomic scale fabrication solutions to enable reproducible and scalable process layers for enabling integration of graphene in electronics, optoelectronics and sensors. Solutions include wide range of processing including CVD of 2D materials, Dielectrics integration and encapsulation, device pattern etching, atomic layer etching etc. We continue to develop and support market-leading atomic scale fabrication solutions vital to the fabrication of 2D materials enabled devices, offering a wide range of processes, from high-temperature CVD to low-temperature ALD
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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.
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The Digital University Kerala campus is a place for discovery, alive with debate, both intellectually and physically. Sustainable campus architecture isn’t just a backdrop for what is going on inside the buildings. It is a model for innovation that inspires and keeps the campus’ high aspirations on track.
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