Presentation sessions at the EFECS exhibition

EFECS provides attendees a broad range of activities to encourage collaboration by combining several activities and presentations on Electronic Components and Systems. It has become tradition that in addition to the plenary programme, EFECS also offers innovative meetings on specialist-subjects that can be of interest to you. These co-located workshops are dedicated to all EFECS participants and considered of wide benefit to attendees. The following co-located workshops will take place in the afternoon of 26 November.


Building European technological sovereignty in 5G and beyond

13.30 -15. 30
Towards a joint technology roadmap for European microelectronics and telecommunications industries

Components for the next generations of telecommunications systems and services need to be more and more performant, reliable, trustworthy, and environment-friendly. The COREnect project is drafting a roadmap to consider how to create a European industrial ecosystem to build core technologies for future connectivity systems in the next 5 to 10 years. Join high-level experts from industry and research, from the European Components and Systems and from the Networks and Services domains, to exchange your view on such an ambitious target, at strategic, technological, and societal levels. Participants already confirmed include experts from Bosch, Infineon, NXP, ST, Ericsson, Nokia, CEA, IMEC, and TU Dresden.

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Joint Vision and Meta Roadmap for European Electronics Industries

13.30 -15. 30
The 5E project with its focus on opportunities for cooperation and cross-fertilisation of the three electronics areas 1) nano-electronics, 2) flexible, organic & printed electronics and 3) electronic smart systems developed a Joint Vision for European electronics industries, and a Meta Roadmap for its implementation. During the stakeholder consultation workshop, the 5E consortium will present the results, and will invite discussion with the ECS and broader KDT communities.

Mobility.E Lighthouse: Research Priorities and Accelerators for Electric, Connected and Automated Mobility

15.30 - 17.00
Increasing levels of vehicle electrification and automation engender fundamental changes along the entire automotive value chain that require both a continuous prioritization of technical research topics and extensive networking between a progressively diverse stakeholder group. Thus the Mobility.E Lighthouse, a networking and collaboration platform of the ECSEL JU serves to connect stakeholders along and beyond the automotive value chain, bringing together the Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) and application side as well as non-technical experts to ensure European competitiveness for ECA mobility and to meet the demands of the 2030 customer.

The COSMOS project supports the Mobility.E Lighthouse with the continuous identification and prioritisation of technical and non-technical research topics within a strategy development process. Within a first step, research activities and strategies have been mapped to define the ECA mobility ecosystem and the corresponding R&D&I gaps have been analysed. Building upon these results, research priorities have been discussed and need to be further interactively validated and revised with experts of the field to finally derive an implementation plan, containing concrete actions to accelerate the implementation of ECA mobility solutions and to provide input to (updates of) European ECA strategies.

For this purpose, we would like to organise an open workshop to bring together all technical and non-technical ECA stakeholders to actively participate in the strategy development by deriving and validating necessary actions in the ECAD field to shape the successful implementation of ECAD in Europe.

Therefore, the event will cover the following agenda items.

  • Mobility.E Lighthouse: Introduction, activities and results
  • Validation of necessary actions for the succesful deployment of ECAD within an interactive session
  • Next steps and discussion

Smart Anything Everywhere: Vision, Opportunities and Success Stories

15.30 -17.00
Today, innovation is to an increasing extent based on digitisation leading to new functionalities, products and services, but the speed of change is so quick that SMEs and mid-caps are struggling to keep pace. In order to address this, Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) have been set up to help companies with their digital transformation. The over¬all objective of the Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) Initiative is to build a pan-European network of such DIHs to ensure that any industry in Europe – big or small, wherever situated and in whichever sector – can fully benefit from digital innovations. Especially SMEs can benefit from the SAE cascade funding scheme and training program. The session will discuss the SAE vision, opportunities and success stories that have evolved over the past years, presented by the Innovation Actions (BOWI, SmartTEEs, DigiFED, SMART4ALL, DIH4CPS, HUBCAP and Tetramax) and the supporting Coordination and Support Action (Smart4Europe2) of the SAE Initiative.