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Funded under the first HE aeronautic call HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01-05

About the project
  • 36 Months
  • 3.47 Mio€ funding
  • 8 partners from 6 countries

Kick off meeting

MATISSE has kicked off with its 8 Partners from 6 different Countries

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MATISSE is a project funded by the European Commission

In 2020, the European New Green Deal set the ambitious goal to achieve climate neutrality in all sectors of its economy, including air transport, by 2050.

MATISSE is a 36-month research project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe programme. 

Electrification is the only way to reduce at the same time CO2 and non-CO2 emissions.

MATISSE explores smart multifunctional electrical energy storage for hybrid electric aircraft applications. The EU project aims to demonstrate the smart structural battery technology with a multifunctional structure demonstrator capable of power delivery, power management and safety monitoring, to be installed on Pipistrel Velis Electro. 

Energy storage

Sensing and

smart multifunctional aero composites


Our objectives

Objective 1

Advance Li-ion battery cell technology, in a non-conventional formulation suitable for bearing structural loads.

Objective 2

Make the structural battery smart, by equipping it with on-cell and in-structure sensors, connected to a chip-based CMU and PLC.

Objective 3

Enable the functional integration of Li-ion cells into solid laminate and sandwich composite structures.

Objective 4

Deliver a multifunctional structure demonstrator capable of power delivery, power management and safety monitoring.


Delivering smart
Structural batteries for
the next generation climate neutral aircraft

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Time to market


The economic, environmental and social impact of MATISSE

MATISSE has the ambition of gradually bringing this technology to the market, on the hybrid electric commuter and regional aircraft in the next decade (2030/40).

MATISSE will contribute to generating up to 4.000 full-time equivalent highly qualified jobs in the EU; a turnover of 0.8-1.2 billion €/year in the future market of multifunctional structures; its technology will help to save 20+ million tonnes CO2 equivalent emissions per year.  

Environmental Impact
Economic Impact
Social Impact

MATISSE is a highly interdisciplinary project

Main fields of expertise

MATISSE is aiming at advancing the SotA in structural batteries in 3 main fields:

Partners from 6 Countries

MATISSE relies on a diversified portfolio of competences from a consortium 8 partners:

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MATISSE is funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under GA no. 101056674.