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  • Published on 11 Jul 2014
  • External News


The ECSEL Consortium Building event on 5 June 2014 in Brussels was organised to follow up on the project ideas and consortia formation which previously started at the ARTEMIS-IA Pre-Brokerage event in February this year.

The ARTEMIS-IA Pre-Brokerage event took place back-to-back already with AENEAS and now the ECSEL Consortium Building event continued with all three Industry Associations of ECSEL together; ARTEMIS-IA, AENEAS and EPoSS.

The focus of this Consortium event was to inform the communities on the latest information on the establishment of ECSEL-JU, the upcoming call and to support consortia building solid projects proposals and particularly to encourage proposals to benefit from cooperation between the various disciplines.

The number of registrants (400+) and the amount of submitted project proposals (40+) was overwhelming. Ina very short preparation, all project ideas were uploaded on the Event website, chapter leaders were assigned and the participants instructed about the specific guidelines and instruments for this event. The stunning event location “Autoworld museum” did not only provide a spacious meeting place for the large ECSEL community, but also a great inspiration for car-lovers.

Andreas Wild, Executive director of ECSEL Joint Undertaking opened the event with his presentation about the ECSEL organisation, goals and the Call 2014 timeline. His presentation was followed by the Draft ECSEL strategic plan (MASP2014) by Alun Foster in which the five key application areas together with the four technology areas were explained in detail.

After this introduction of ECSEL rules and tools, the project ideas were presented in two parallel break-out sessions divided by the various application and technology areas. During the course of the event even additional project presentations were added to the already full programme. Coffee breaks and lunches were intensively used for networking, not only within each Industry Association, but also to exploit the synergy among the various disciplines.

At the end of this successful day, 55 project ideas had been presented! The chapter leaders provided the audience with short summaries of their sessions after which Alun Foster offered a clear overview of all project proposal progress. He concluded this ECSEL event with the with the words ‘’Let us go forward together’’