EFECS 2018 - European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems

EFECS 2019 will take place on
19-21 November 2019 at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki

EFECS 2018 highlights

EFECS impression


The presentations at EFECS 2018 are published in the Programme.

The project idea presentations at EFECS 2018 can be found in the ECS Collaboration Tool.


The photos taken at EFECS 2018 can be viewed on the Pictures page.

About EFECS 2018

European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems

EFECS is the international forum with a focus on ‘Our Digital Future’ along the Electronic Components and Systems value chain in Europe. The organisers of this event, AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA, EPoSS, ECSEL Joint Undertaking and the European Commission, in association with EUREKA, have joined forces to bring all stakeholders together on
20-22 November 2018.

EFECS provides numerous opportunities to learn more about the latest developments, cooperation and funding possibilities in the ECS Community.

Industry Associations unveil the first draft of the updated ECS-SRA for 2019


Industry Associations release the updated ECS-SRA for 2019

The first ever joint Electronic Components & Systems (ECS) Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) was published in January 2018. Each year the three European industry associations AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA and EPoSS, spanning the entire value chain, set out their vision for digital Europe, the key application areas, the R&D&I challenges and solutions.

In february 2019 the associations released the ECS-SRA 2019. During the ECS-SRA session at EFECS 2018 in Lisbon, participants shared their feedback before drafting the final version. With the input from industry, the associations made sure that all aspects are taken into account. Download your copy below! 

Download the final version of the ECS-SRA 2019

Download the executive summary of the ECS-SRA 2019

Download the update release notes


Key topics

EFECS will contain the following key topics:



A radical, digital transformation is occurring in how we live and how we work. The innovations that lie at the heart of this transformation are founded on the rapid developments of Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) based applications.

The ECS Community aims to foster this digital transformation by supporting the development of technology solutions along the entire ECS value chain.

EFECS offers opportunities for the ECS Community stakeholders including start-ups, SMEs, research institutes, academia, large and medium enterprises, and public authorities, to share the industry-driven long-term vision of the ECS ecosystem and set the future direction for technical innovation in Europe. EFECS encourages collaborative projects across the ECS Community and demonstration of innovative activities across the sector.



EFECS helps to understand the challenges and to jointly develop the required roadmaps and strategic priorities adressing each key theme. EFECS encourages "cross thematic" interaction to help address innovation along the full electronic components and systems value chain and highlights key developments effecting the ECS Community.

During this event the impact and results of various European funding instruments will be demonstrated and disseminated. The latest developments in the funding landscape and new collaborative initiatives will be presented and the industry will also share their expectations in regard to future funding programmes. EFECS provides the right environment to stimulate collaborative activities that address the strategic priorities and create opportunities for new projects and initiatives.



Collaboration is the driving force of European innovation. EFECS has been established to meet the need for more structural R&D&I on Electronic Components and Systems to a larger scale. This collaborative approach helps to define an efficient ecosystem to maximise interactions and faster develop applications.

All ECS stakeholders are brought together at EFECS. This begins online before the start of the event with the ECS Collaboration Tool (ECT), which is designed to encourage the online development of ideas and the formation of related collaborative groups, irrespective of funding instrument. The online networking is followed by the Pre-Brokerage Session at EFECS, where stakeholders can pitch their ideas, present a poster at the exhibition and have face-to-face meetings. Two major social events will facilitate visitors to network with potential partners.



Networking and information sharing is THE catalyst for innovative activity. The exhibition area, with posters, project information, industry and scientific organisations and information on funding options will form a central location for discussions and idea sharing.

  • Apply for an exhibition booth
  • Apply for a speaker corner
  • Receive the exhibitors guide

Keynote speakers

Manuel Heitor


20/11/2018 - 13:30

Minister Manuel Heitor
Minister of Science, Technology & Higher Education of Portugal

Sabine Herlitschka

Our Digital Future

20/11/2018 - 13:50

Sabine Herlitschka

Khalil Rouhana

EU R&I beyond H2020; preparing our digital future

20/11/2018 - 14:20

Khalil Rouhana
European Commission

Laith Altimime

European competitiveness in the context of the global digital economy

20/11/2018 - 15:45

Laith Altimime
SEMI Europe

Stefan Finkbeiner

Competitiveness of EU in Electronic Components and Systems

20/11/2018 - 16:05

Stefan Finkbeiner
Bosch Sensortec GmbH, EPoSS

Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni

Opportunities and challenges for Europe in Embedded Intelligent Systems

20/11/2018 - 16:25

Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni

Colette Maloney

The digital transformation: Europe's position

21/11/2018 - 09:00

Colette Maloney

Philippe Notton

European Processor Initiative

21/11/2018 - 09:30

Philippe Notton
European Processor Initiative


Registration for EFECS is open to all stakeholders within Electronic Components and Systems


240 +VAT

  • For registrations after 22 October 2018
  • Tickets for participation are subject to availability
  • Tickets are non-refundable


Why register

EFECS offers you:

    • Vision on the future of Electronic Components and Systems (ECS)
    • The chance to help determine the future strategy of R&D&I in this field of expertise
    • A large exhibition focusing on impact and results of the most recent projects in ECS
    • Opportunities for exchange of new project ideas, collaboration & consortia building
    • Information about funding instruments
    • Networking opportunities with other ECS experts
  • For all EFECS participants the Ideal-ist tooling is available to plan your pre-arranged arranged meetings


ECSEL Joint Undertaking
European Commission

Associate organiser:


Media partner

SciTech Europa
Finlandia Hall, Mannerheimintie 13e, 00100 Helsinki, Finland