• Published on 27 Jun 2017
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European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems

The European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems (EFECS) is an international forum with a focus on ‘Our Digital Future’ along the Electronic Components and Systems value chain in Europe. During the event, strategic theme sessions will be organised, keynote speakers will share their expertise and vision and R&I results will be shown in a project exhibition.

Save the date for the first edition of the EFECS 2017, which will be dedicated to: ‘Our Digital Future' . More information will follow soon on http://efecs.eu.

 What  EFECS 2017
 Where  The Square, Brussels
 When  5-7 December 2017       -> Add to calendar



In the last 30+ years the European funding landscape has gradually developed and now consists of a complex series of national, trans-national and strategic European initiatives. Today,  it is being recognised that Digital innovation is beginning to coalesce around a set of  strategic themes, that structure  collaborative activity along the Electronics Components & Systems (ECS) value chain. These themes, which are increasingly being shared by the various participants in the European value chain ecosystem, address both key application areas for Europe as well as essential cross cutting technology capabilities that enable applications to innovate in a context of Digital transformation.

For that reason the organisers of this event, AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA, EPoSS, ECSEL Joint Undertaking and the European Commission joined forces to bring all stakeholders together and focus on this years’ theme: ‘Our Digital Future’.


Event components

The event is divided in three overall themes:


Part 1 of EFECS has a focus on the strategy development and implementation in the near future. We will set the direction and discuss the implementation via pre-brokerage activities and project proposal pitches.

   What can you expect?

  • Parallel sessions on common ECS SRA Chapters
  • Pre-Brokerage / pitches
  • Exhibition

Future Collaboration

Part2 of the event will focus on future collaborative landscape in Europe. In several theme sessions projects from different funding schemes get the opportunity to present their work and vision for the future. Furthermore, we highlight why collaboration is important and how innovation can grow when delineations between technologies are gone.

   What can you expect?

  • Keynote speakers
  • Thematic sessions
  • Exhibition


In the last part of the event, we will look ahead. EFECS will give visionaries the room to showcase trends and inspire us on what ‘our digital Future’ would look like. Furthermore we give the European Commission the room to present the Future of Digitisation of Europe and the progress on implementing this.

   What can you expect?

  • Keynote speakers / visionaries / inspirational speakers
  • Thematic session
  • High Level Panel (commission hour)
  • Exhibition