Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. It hosts ePIXfab through the Photonics Research Group. With its 8 professors and 80+ members this group works on a broad variety of research subjects in the field of silicon photonics. This encompasses novel device concepts, heterogeneous integration technologies and design methodologies as well as application and system oriented work in the fields of telecom, datacom, sensing and life science. The group is associated to imec and has a long track record of designing into the standard SOI-based iSiPP50G platform of imec as well as its silicon nitride based BioPIX platform. For heterogeneous integration – in particular III-V on silicon integration – the group uses well equipped clean rooms of Ghent University.