NUS established the Graphene Research Centre in 2010, under the leadership of Prof. Antonio H. Castro Neto, with a start-up fund from NUS of S$ 40 Million, 1,000 m2 of laboratory space, and a state-of-the-art clean room facility of 800 m2. With these top-notch facilities, the GRC was immediately one of the best equipped and advanced graphene research centers in the world.
In 2011, GRC was awarded two important grants: a S$10 Million CRP grant from NRF for the growth, study, and commercialization of two-dimensional crystals beyond graphene; GC is also participating on a S$ 50 Million CREATE grant from NRF, together with UC Berkeley and NTU, for the study of new photovoltaic systems based on two-dimensional crystals.
In 2014, he National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore has awarded NUS with a S$ 50 M grant over the next 10 years in order to support the operational costs of GRC's labs and micro and nano-fabrication facility and the exploration, synthesis, and development of new devices based on two-dimensional (2D) materials of which graphene is the most famous, creating a new Centre for Advanced 2D Materials which is directed by Prof. Antonio H. Castro Neto.
Aiming at being a world leader in innovative and emergent materials science, with strong ties to the industry and academia, the CA2DM and GRC will directly contribute to a new generation of scientists and engineers who will have a permanent impact in the society and business enterprise landscape of Singapore, and worldwide.
The Phantoms Foundation based in Madrid, Spain, focuses its activities on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (N&N) and is now a key actor in structuring and fostering European Excellence and enhancing collaborations in these fields. The Phantoms Foundation, a non-profit organisation, gives high level management profile to National and European scientific projects (Involved in 11 European projects in the last 10 years either as coordinator or partner) and provides an innovative platform for dissemination, transfer and transformation of basic nanoscience knowledge, strengthening interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and nanotechnology and catalysing collaboration among international research groups.

The Foundation also works in close collaboration with Spanish and European Governmental Institutions to provide focused reports and catalogues on N&N related research areas:

Coordinator/Editor of the Catalogue of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Companies in Spain (published for the 6th time), which provides a general overview of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology companies in Spain and in particular the importance of this market research, etc.

The most recent document is the Catalogue of Graphene companies worldwide, which provides a general overview of the Graphene industry worldwide in this emerging field and in particular the importance of this market research, etc. Editions: 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Currently, one of the main core activities is to organize International conferences, meetings and workshops in particular in the Graphene and 2D Materials area:
• Graphene Conference Series main organizer www.grapheneconf.com
• Graphene Canada Conference Series main organizer www.graphenecanadaconf.com
• graphIn International Symposium (Graphene Industry – Challenges & Opportunities) main organizer www.graphinconf.com
• grapChina Conference Series co-organizer www.grapchina.com
• nanoMalaysia graphene International conference co-organizer