EFECS will contain the following key topics:
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.
Developing a common strategy for Research & Innovation in Electronic Components and Systems
A new Strategic Research Agenda for Electronic Components and Systems (ECS-SRA) is under construction, by a shared team of experts from AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA and EPoSS, aiming at developing a common strategy for R&D&I in ECS of the three associations. The draft ECS-SRA 2018 is now available. The aim of the ECS-SRA sessions at EFECS 2017 is to collect input for the ECS-SRA from experts, and for experts to present project ideas that are related to the chapter discussed. The ECS-SRA sessions will give both community experts and attendees the opportunity to share information and become involved and engaged in the future research and innovation development of our industry.
Setting the direction
Running initiatives on the state-of-the-art and the future
A lighthouse Initiative would overcome the traditional fragmented and individual structure and activities of projects and aims to become a self-sustaining, self-reliant structure that addresses challenges across and within sectors so as to generate a globally competitive European industry position, constantly strengthening innovation capabilities and creating economic and job growth.
EFECS will feature two Lighthouse sessions on the subjects Industry 4.0 and Mobility:
Projects results and project proposals
EFECS will feature an exhibition that includes:
A networking tool for project ideas and potential partners
The ECS Collaboration Tool - A New Approach to Inspiring Innovation
Until recently, multiple services and tools were used by a variety of organisations to initiate and develop collaborative projects in the field of Electronics Components and Systems. As part of the process of consolidating activities in Digital Innovation, ARTEMIS-IA and AENEAS have now combined their previous collaboration support tools into a single co-managed service: the ECS Collaboration Tool.
Built round the new ECS-SRA, the new tool is open to all in the industry and available 24/7. The tool is released in conjunction with EFECS, but is available to support any related industry event, regardless of the funding instrument involved. It can also be used as a “stand-alone” project building tool.
Users can initiate projects and invite partners, or use the messaging system to look for partners or projects. After forming consortia, project teams can assess the best mechanism for funding support for their project, be it National, ECSEL, Commission or EUREKA type funding.
EFECS will give participants the opportunity to continue to engage with the ECS-SRA, and will also provide opportunities for collaborative pitches and posters that have been developed in the weeks preceding the event. Check out the ECS Collaboration Tool now, and find partners and projects.