We work with other world-class organisations and companies to promote the use of gold in technology
The World Gold Council works with other world-class organisations and companies to support the use of gold in current markets and accelerate the rate at which promising science relating to gold is turned into practical new uses.
SEMI is the global industry association serving manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. We partnered with SEMI to survey leading semiconductor companies across the world. Our objective was to determine the extent of bonding wire programs in the industry and to identify the key issues and considerations related to company decisions in selecting bonding wire material.
The results of the global industry survey attracted widespread media interest. The data provided a foundation our initiative to support reliable interconnection for integrated circuits through the widespread use of gold bonding wire.
We have collaborated with the Royal Society of Chemistry, the international Learned Society for the chemical sciences and a major international publisher of chemical information. We helped celebrate the 2011 International Year of Chemistry by bringing together a collection of seminal gold research published over the last 100 years.
We have worked with the world’s leading universities and research organisations to uncover and develop new uses for gold. With the globalisation of scientific research, the World Gold Council works with leading centres of excellence wherever they may be. We have partnered with world-class researchers across Europe, US, Canada, India, China, Japan, South Korea.
Discover more about our support for future gold technologies at leading universities.
The World Gold Council partners with exciting start-up companies whose promising technologies we believe could benefit from our knowledge and resources.
The automotive and stationary power industries are continually seeking better ways to meet rigid emissions requirements more effectively. We created a market changing partnership with Silicon Valley-based Nanostellar, which pioneered the use of gold in automotive emission control.
The World Gold Council has also invested in the Oxford University spin-out company Oxford Photovoltaics which is developing the use of gold nanoparticles as additives for improved solar cell efficiency.
Many manufacturing sectors use, or are likely to use, gold-based materials and technologies. This includes the manufacture of automotive pollution control systems, alloys, components for fuel cells, catalysts for chemical processes, nanomaterials and medical devices. We work in close partnership with companies that have detailed expertise in these end-markets including Johnson Matthey and Metalor.
In the world of scientific publishing we have partnered with the leading scientific and professional publisher, Springer, to publish the peer-reviewed journal, Gold Bulletin. This partnership brings ground-breaking gold science and technology to the widest possible audience and highlights new discoveries concerning scientific uses of gold.