Applied Graphene Materials was founded by Professor Karl Coleman in 2010, with its operations and processes based on technology that he initially developed at Durham University.
With investment from IP Group, North East Technology Fund and North East POC Fund, Applied Graphene Materials recruited an experienced management team who established a commercial-scale production facility at the Wilton Science Park on Teesside, capable of producing high purity graphene using their proprietary, patented process.
Following commissioning of this production facility, Applied Graphene Materials subsequently commenced engagement with commercial partners to develop applications for graphene.
Applied Graphene Materials was admitted to AIM in November 2013 under the stock ticker symbol 'AGM', and expanded its infrastructure to be able to exploit its technology on a global basis. In 2015 customer momentum built to such a level that in December the Company raised further capital via a secondary placing to be able to increase capacity to around 6 tonnes per annum in order to satisfy anticipated demand.