EFECS 2019 highlights

EFECS impression


The presentations at EFECS 2019 are published in the Programme.

The project idea presentations at EFECS 2019 can be found in the ECS Collaboration Tool.


The photos taken at EFECS 2019 can be viewed on the Pictures page.

About EFECS 2019

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
19-21 November 2019.

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

Industry Associations unveil the final draft of the updated ECS-SRA for 2020


Industry Associations release the ECS-SRA FINAL DRAFT for 2020

The associations, AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA and EPoSS, are in the process of updating the ECS-SRA 2019, and will collect feedback from the electronics components and systems community during EFECS 2019.

The final version of ECS-SRA 2020 will be available online shortly thereafter. Download here the update release note to prepare for the ECS-SRA Workshop at EFECS 2019.

Download the final draft version of the ECS-SRA 2020



This preliminary programme is still subject to changes

Day 1: ECS enabling sustainability

Session I: ECS as a key to Digital Technologies and Society

10.00 AM

Registration desk

EFECS registration open

The EFECS registration opens. Upon arrival, bring your entrance ticket to the registration desk to gain access to the event.

12.00 - 13.00
Lunch & Exhibition

13.00 PM

Plenary - (10 min)

Welcome to EFECS

A word of welcome to the third edition of the European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems

13.10 PM


Plenary - (20 min)

Opening speech

An opening speech by Jari Partanen, State Secretary at the Ministry  of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland

13.30 PM


Plenary - (30min)

Keynote speech by the European Commission

Keynote speech by Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology at the European Commission

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14.00 PM

Jean-Marc Chery

Plenary - (30min)

Vision of industry on the future

Keynote speech by Jean-Marc Chery - CEO of STMicroelectronics, President of AENEAS

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14.30 - 16.00
Coffee Break & Exhibition

Session II: Long-term technology outlook & ECS enabling sustainability

16.00 PM

Jens Knut Fabrowsky

Plenary - (30min)

IPCEI on Microelectronics -  a strong European Microelectronics industry for the digital future in Europe

Keynote speech by Jens Fabrowsky - Executive Vice-President of Automotive Electronics at Robert Bosch GmbH

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16.30 PM


Plenary - (60min)

ECS Enabling Sustainability: Agriculture, Health and Energy

Panel discussion moderated by Katrina Sichel. A discussion with focus on the ECS Enabling Sustainability with Lucilla Sioli (European Commission), Max Schulman (Agriculture), Theo Ruers (Health) and Thomas Hammer (Energy). Moderated by Katrina Sichel.

Colette Maloney

Head of Unit Competitive Electronics Industry at DG CONNECT of European Commission

Max Schulman

Max Schulman

Central Union of Agricultural Producers & Forest Owners (MTK)

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Theo Ruers

Theo Ruers

Surgeon, professor at NKI-AVL

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Thomas Hammer

Thomas Hammer

Senior Principal Research Scientist for “Energy Systems” at Siemens

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17.30 PM


Plenary - (30min)


Keynote speech by Henrik Ehrnrooth - CEO of KONE

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18.30 PM

Helsinki City Hall - (120min)


Networking reception hosted by the City of Helsinki, at Helsinki City Hall, within walking distance of the event venue.

Participation in this reception is free of charge, provided you selected the networking reception option in your registration for EFECS.

Day 2: ECSEL-JU Stakeholder Forum and ECS Strategy Development

Session III: Community Session - Pre-Brokerage

09.00 AM

Plenary - (30min)

Large Enterprise view on collaborative projects

Keynote speeches by:

09.30 AM

Plenary - (30min)

SME pitches

09.30    IMA    Tomas Trpisovsky    download the presentation
09.35    RECIF Technologies    Alain Jarre    download the presentation
09.40    CISC Semiconductor    Markus Pistauer    download the presentation
09.45    IBS    Laurent Roux    download the presentation
09.50    Monozukuri    Maura Saltimbanco    download the presentation
09.55    SUMMA    Meri Helle    download the presentation

10.00 AM

Plenary - (90min)

Project proposal pitches

Project proposals that will be pitched can be found in the ECS Collaboration Tool

11.30 - 12.00
Coffee Break & Project idea market

12.00 AM

Exhibition - (30min)

Project idea market

Discussions at the project ideas poster exhibition

12.30 - 13.30
Lunch & Exhibition

Session IV: Interactive and thematic ECS-SRA discussions

13.30 PM

Plenary & Break-outs - (60min)

Parallel ECS-SRA workshops

Subjects: Energy, Health and Digital Farming

14.30 - 15.00
Coffee Break & Exhibition

15.00 PM

Plenary & Break-outs - (120min)

Parallel ECS-SRA workshops

Subjects: Application Trends, Technology Trends and Broadening the Scope

17.00 PM

Exhibition - (60min)


Consortium building poster session at the EFECS exhibition, while enjoying refreshments. The project idea owners welcome you at their poster in the exhibition.

Day 3: Collaborative programme landscape

Session V: Collaborative programme landscape

09.00 AM

Plenary - (45min)

Cooperation in 2020 and beyond

09.45 AM

Plenary - (45min)

Award-winning projects

Projects selected from CATRENE, ECSEL JU and H2020 programmes receive an award for excellence and will present their project.

10.30 - 11.00
Coffee Break & Exhibition

11.00 AM

Plenary - (45min)

Lighthouse Presentations

11.45 AM

Plenary - (60min)


12.45 AM

Plenary - (15min)

Conference conclusion

13.00 - 14.00

Speakers corner sessions - 19 November 2019


Exhibition - (20min)

Several speakers corner sessions will take place

More details soon

When Title Speaker Subject
19 Nov @ 12:20 - 12:40 Secredas Roland Mathijssen Security & Privacy - Discussing user-needs in ECSEL Key Application Areas
19 Nov @ 12:40 - 12:50 GaN for Advanced Power Leoluca Liggio The aim is to build a new generation of power converters and intelligent power switch for more performant applications in the field of: Electric drive, Avionics & Renewable energies
19 Nov @ 12:50 - 13:00 Sofradir Constance Motte & Patrick Abraham : Infrared Technologies in Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) – challenges & opportunities ahead
19 Nov @ 14:50 - 15:10 HiPEAC6 Koen de Bosschere The HiPEAC network in computing, and its benefits for industry
19 Nov @ 15:10 - 15:20 Speakers corner session 5 TBC TBC
19 Nov @ 15:20 - 15:30 Boardarch Anders Lindgren Electronics design and production automation
19 Nov @ 15:30 - 15:50 Speakers corner session 7 TBC TBC

Speakers corner sessions - 20 November 2019


Exhibition - (20min)

Several speakers corner sessions will take place

More details will follow

When Title Speaker Subject
20 Nov @ 12:40 - 13:00 European Commission Study Léo Saint-Martin Emerging Technologies in Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) - Opportunities ahead
20 Nov @ 13:00 - 13:20 European Commission Study Léo Saint-Martin Emerging Technologies in Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) - Opportunities ahead
20 Nov @ 14:40 - 15:00 Secredas Roland Mathijssen Security & Privacy - Discussing user-needs in ECSEL Key Application Areas
20 Nov @ 17:10 - 17:30 Oulu6G Marko Leinonen 6G Flagship - Developing fundamental technology components needed for future wireless technology systems

Speakers corner sessions - 21 November 2019


Exhibition - (20min)

Several speakers corner sessions will take place

More details will follow

When Title Speaker Subject
21 Nov @ 10:40 - 11:00 Speakers corner session 10 TBC TBC

More detailed information on the speakers corner presentations can be found on the speakers corner page.

Open Workshops - 19 November 2019

10.00 - 12.00 AM

Helsinki Hall

ECSEL JU Pilot Line Success Stories & Impact

Over the last 5 years, ECSEL pilot lines projects have shown great concrete outputs and impact. This event provides a unique opportunity for ECSEL pilot lines projects participants to share their experience with EFECS participants.

This event sponsored by STMicroelectronics and co-organised with CEA-LETI, TU Darmstadt, SOITEC, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, LYNRED, BOSCH and ECSEL JU, aims at sharing ECSEL pilot lines success stories. Key enabling technology (KET) pilot lines are large technology oriented projects with industrial leadership. Their main finality is to develop innovative technologies through a realistic production environment (pilot line) for early adoption by the electronics industry on the downstream value chain. A focus will be made on recent supported projects to highlight the positive impact they bring in terms of scientific excellence and exploitation in the whole value chain of the European Semiconductor industry. Key players of the public-private partnership for Electronic Components and Systems will testify on the main outcomes of these projects through short success stories pitches.

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Introduction Chairman - Dominique Thomas, STMicroelectronics

Academics and RTOs
ECSEL Pilot lines impact and Scientific dissemination -Jean-René LEQUEPEYS (TBC), CEA LETI
PANACHE results and scientific dissemination- Prof. Dr. Lambert Alff - Technische Universität Darmstadt

REFERENCE innovative RF-SOI substrates & technologies, impact and exploitation - François Brunier, SOITEC
WAYTOGOFAST impact and exploitation- Peter Javorka, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
POLIS project impact and exploitation Imaging Sensors, Patrick Abraham, LYNRED
PANACHE- Application of advanced eFlash for automated, connected and electrified driving, Robert Bosch GmbH
PANACHE & Labs4Mems-II - Microcontrollers and mems portfolio development, Roberto Zafalon, STMicroelectronics

Conclusion, Yves Gigase, ECSEL JU

To further exchange with participants of the ECSEL pilot lines projects, please join the exhibition and meet them at the ECSEL Pilot Lines poster walls.

Open workshops - 21 November 2019

14.00 - 16.00 PM

Terrace Hall

SECREDAS stakeholder session: Forum on Security & Privacy

Discussing user needs in ECSEL JU Key Application Areas

What are the major Security and Privacy concerns of both users and developers of high tech automated systems as they become more and more interconnected?

This interactive workshop organized by the ECSEL JU Secredas Project, will collect concerns from different stakeholders such as certification bodies, governments, end-users, manufacturers, tier-1 suppliers and discuss directions for future solutions. Several application areas will be addressed among which connected cars, railway, and health systems.

The meeting starts with a keynote talk from Gerard Doll (RDW) to set the scene of the challenges high tech industry faces. In the workshop we want to get input from people involved in the various working areas. This input will be used in the Secredas project as focus points for the coming year.

14.00 - 17.00 PM

Aurora Hall

5E Workshop: Setting up the Vision for European Electronics Ecosystems Convergence

The workshop will focus on a Joint Vision of the three Electronics Areas Nano-Electronics, Electronic Smart Systems and Flexible & Wearable Electronics and will bring together experts from these three areas in an interactive workshop format. The CSA project 5E - Federating European Electronics Ecosystems for Competitive Electronics Industries underpins digitisation and supports specifically the European electronics industry in seizing opportunities by federating – not merging – these 3 European electronics ecosystems. Federation will be achieved by developing a joint vision based on a thorough analysis of the state of play of the 3 ecosystems according to a standardised taxonomy, and focusing on the interfaces between the areas, as well as on opportunities for collaboration and cross-fertilisation. 5E is coordinated by VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH with CEA, IMEC, TNO, Hahn-Schickard, MESAP and EURIPIDES² as partners.

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1.IPCEI on Microelectronics
2. Business Finland
3. Bluefors / Future with Finland
4. Smart Systems Integrated Trademark & inSSIght
5. Lighthouse Health.E
6. Lighthouse Mobility.E
7. Lighthouse Industry4.E
8. European Commission
9. ECSEL Joint Undertaking
13. EPoSS
14. POSITION Health.E
17. NexGen
18. FitOptiVis
22. Silense

26. UltimateGaN
28. WInSiC4AP
29. EnSO
30. AutoDrive; PRYSTINE; AI4DI; NewControl
33. More Moore
34. IoSense
35. R3-PowerUP
39. WAKeMeUP
42. CPS4EU
43. 5G_GaN2
44. SiPoB-D3
45. AFaRCloud
46. MegaM@Rt
47. European Processor Initiative

50. I-MECH
51. iDev40
52. CosmoDU
53. MADEin4
54. Productive4.0
55. Arrowhead Tools
56. 5E
57. Picosun
58. RECIF Technologies
59. Future with Finland
60. Future with Finland
61. Future with Finland
62. HiPEAC
63. Smarter Electronic Systems / DS
64. Big Data Value Association
65. EUREKA ICT Clusters
68. Ideal-ist
71. MuSIC
73. Future with Finland