MatEl builds upon advanced materials and beyond the state-of-the-art digital processing technologies to enable new integration schemes fostering the wide adoption of hybrid OEICs to industrial and biomedical applications.


Europe is facing the challenge of adapting to a new generation of optoelectronic device requirements: high performance, multi-functionality and cost efficiency in a miniaturized footprint.

These requirements can only be achieved if novel schemes for on-chip integration emerge. MatEl offers a unique solution to this challenge

Project Acronym:
Project Full Title:
PZT and Graphene MATerials innovations for advanced opto-Electronic applications in AR and biosensing
Grant Agreement no.:
Start Date:
1 January 2023
End Date:
30 June 2026
Duration in months:
Project funding:
€. 3 243 750
Funding scheme:
Funding program:
Horizon Europe
Call identifier:
Optoelectronics; Biosensing; graphene; Nano-materials; Optical Sensors; Laser Physics


MatEl’s objective is to introduce novel integration schemes enabled by laser processing of advanced materials and enable the digital bonding of heterogeneous components for the next generation of OEICs.

Wafer – scale integration of high-quality and defect-free advanced materials
Hybrid Si3N4 wafer platform featuring etched pockets compatible with heterogeneous active components (III-V, II-V chips and electronic chips)
First fully digital, laser-based wafer processing and die-bonding
Generic housing for hybrid OEICs with diverse functionalities
Demonstration of two optoelectronic end-applications


MatEl’s vision of enabling multiple functionalities in a miniaturized footprint will pave the way for a broad spectrum of next-gen optoelectronic applications, strengthening the EU’s photonics and microelectronics industrial capabilities.

Expected impact:

  • Next generation of OEIC-based devices: wide-bandwidth, minimized losses & multifunctionality in miniaturized form factors
  • Lowering the barriers for ΟΕIC uptake by high-tech SMEs
  • Strengthening the EU’s industrial capability in photonics and microelectronics
  • European strategic autonomy in OEICs
  • New employment positions in innovative SMEs
  • Green and digital manufacturing approach fostering chemicals and waste minimization
  • Improved quality of life and longevity of EU citizens