Funded projects

Project participations

With Multiphoton Optics' engagement in publicly funded projects and an active cooperation with the involved projects partners, we further develop the 3D Lithography direct laser writing technology via Two-Photon-Polymerization (TPP). While working along value chains, the creation of new functional structures for 21st century products and applications across industries are enhanced.


Multiphoton Optics GmbH is partner in the PHENOmenon project and receives funding from the by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 780278. PHENOmenon project is an initiative of  the Photonics Public Private Partnership. The project comprises 12 partners from 5 different countries and receives a total funding of 3.9 M€.

PHENOmenon will develop and validate an integral manufacturing approach (material, process and technology) for large area direct laser writing of 2D and 3D optical structures, targeting high speed production of optical surfaces with subwavelength resolution, using nonlinear absorption. Developments in photochemistry and laser beam forming will allow producing structures at different scales (100 nm to 10 microns). An unprecedented productivity in freeform fabrication of 3D structures will trigger the manufacturing of new and powerful optostructures with applications in lighting, displays, sensing, etc.

Further information on the PHENOmenon project can be found here:

Press Release “PHENOmenon, revolutionising user experience using groundbreaking optics”, dtd. July 22, 2020:


Researching an industrial laser-based nano-3D lithography process for hierarchically structured bone-cartillage implants on a polymer basis.

Multiphoton Optics GmbH is partner in the Poly-IMPLANT-Druck project under grant agreement FKZ: 13XP5089D. The project comprises of 5 partners:

  • Mathys Orthopädie GmbH
    Researching implant-specific surgical instruments.
  • IBA Heiligenstadt e.V.
    Researching photopolymers and 3D-scaffolds.
  • Multiphoton Optics GmbH
    Researching a two-photon polymerization process to fabricate the implant.
  • meidrix biomedicals GmbH
    Researching the collagen functionalization of the implants.
  • Universität Gießen
    Researching the osteogenic differentiation ability in the implant.

The project Poly-IMPLANT-Druck will realize biphasic scaffolds as extracellular matrices (ECM) from biocompatible polymer-based materials. The process will be automated using highly precise 3D-lithography in one single process chamber. The method will enable hierarchically 3D microstructured biphasic implants for the therapy of bone-cartilage damage on an industrial scale.

Further information on the project can be found here (German):