The Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) is one of the largest research universities in Germany and a key player in nanosciences and nanotechnology. In recent years, strategic invest–ments in new infrastructure and technology have been procured to strengthen nanoscale research, including the Center for NanoTechnology (CeNTech) and the Center for Soft Nanoscience (SoN). WWU is coordinating the PHOENICS project. WWU also provides key expertise in phase-change photonics, photonic neuromorphic computing and precision nanofabrication. Neuromorphic photonic circuits for PHOENICS will be fabricated at the Münster Nanofabri-cation Facility (MNF), which is an open access precision fabrication facility for devices with features at molecular length scales. WWU provides access to the MNF also for the project partners. In addition, WWU offers design and characterization tools for photonic platforms, as well as a strong international network in the field of photonic computing.