MATERIALS – Institute for Sensors, Photonics and Manufacturing Technologies


MATERIALS provides access to the latest technologies required for implementing innovative products and services, for example:  

  • Green Photonics and Electronics
  • Structured (biomimetic) surfaces
  • Piezoelectric sensors and energy harvesters
  • Large-scale production of organic layers (roll-to-roll, screen printing)
  • (Optical) Chemo-and Biosensors
  • Laser Production Technology
  • Aerosol and inkjet printing
  • Laser and plasma-assisted vacuum deposition process


MATERIALS has long-standing experience in managing a wide range of research cooperations, thus enabling the clients to successfully participate in national and international funded research projects. 

The team of around 80 researchers provides interdisciplinary solutions across the entire value chain – from the idea to the prototype – using cutting edge technologies and methods based on miniaturisation, integration and materials optimisation. Combined with state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure MATERIALS offers innovative solutions and services tailored to the needs of business and industry. More than 20 years of close cooperation with leading research institutions such as the Austrian based Graz University of Technology or the University of Leoben enables us to continuously improve and extend the portfolio of expertise.

Launch of a new EU initiative to accelerate the development of emerging semiconductor chips
The HORIZON Europe project INFRACHIP aims to accelerate the development of emerging semiconductor chips through technology access, support, and…
New type of circuit board

Life Materials |

Recyclable paper-based circuit boards

What if we could make electronics that could be disposed of and recycled like paper? This is exactly what the MATERIALS and LIFE institutes are…
Best of Advanced Materials Technologies 2022
A joint publication by MATERIALS and TU Graz was chosen as one of the best papers of 2022 in the field of "Advanced Materials Technologies".
Photonics Austria as an international hub - Delegation trip to Vienna and Weiz a complete success!
From 15 to 17 May 2023, Photonics Austria organised a delegation trip as part of the project Photonics4Industry (P4I) and in conjunction with this…
Xfold Imaging won Photonics 21 Innovation Award using our R2R technology
Our customer Xfold Imaging Oy from Finland was awarded the Photonics 21 Innovation Award at this year's Photonics 21 Annual Meeting on April 27th in…
Hola España - Research stay in Spain
Nihan Atak, a research assistant at the MATERIALS Institute, is currently completing a two-month research stay at one of our project partners in…
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