Incredible! It has been a rather exciting week for us here at Graphene Security. In fact, it has been exciting for the whole of Manchester. President Xi, the president of China, made an official state visit to the UK and chose to visit the National Graphene Institute, metres away from Graphene Security’s headquarters.
Before the visit
We were informed that we will have the opportunity to present to President Xi a while back and our management quickly jumped at the opportunity. . Together with the likes of oil giants BP, the University of Manchester, and a few other companies, we were scheduled to present to the President.
The visit was scheduled for 23rd of October 2015. Crowds quickly started forming out of the National Graphene Institute on Booth Street East in order to get a glimpse of the President. Security was tight – noone was allowed within tens of metres of the Institute, and clearance need to be in place before anyone could go inside the Institute.
President Xi makes his visit
The visit lasted less than an hour. The President had a discussion behind closed doors with the Nobel Laureates and the Vice Chancellor of the University of Manchester, before coming to join the demonstration area. There, our Director Dr. Chung-Ping Lai was able to talk him regarding our work with graphene technologies. We had on display our graphene RFID antennas, which you can see featured in the image. Also on display were products of Graphene Lighting, our sister company.
For a company only incorporated a few months ago this was certainly a big success for us. It certainly gives us the confidence that we are able to achieve great things in the months ahead.