Episode 11

Mamoun Taher on Graphamtechs’ origin story

Published on: 23rd September, 2022

In the last episode, Mahmoun Taher explained what Graphene is and dove more into the details of what they're doing at Graphmatech to accelerate commercial application. Like many Deep Tech companies, Graphmatech started based on research at University. In this case, Mahmoun's research as a PostDoc at Uppsala University lead to him starting Graphmatech. But similarly to Jacinto from Peafowl Photovoltaics, he was a researcher with no previous entrepreneurial experience and in search of lab space and approval by his supervisor. Continuing our conversation from the last episode, he explained his first steps when noticing that his research might be economically attractive.

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