Graphene started in 2011 as a research project at Stony
Brook University, led by Chia-Che Tsai and Don Porter,
contributed by many students and first released in 2014. In
2015, SGX support was developed in cooperation with Intel
Labs, along with the first Graphene release for SGX. Over
the subsequent years, multiple research and industrial users
have contributed to the project. In 2017, Golem, Invisible
Things Labs (ITL), and Intel began making significant
investments in the project.
In 2018, the project adopted a formal working group and
project policies, in order to encourage and manage growth of the
community. The working group is guiding the process of making
Graphene production-ready, and setting a roadmap for future
development. The group is lead by a team from Golem and ITL;
Intel; and the original researchers (now at UNC Chapel Hill and
Texas A&M University).