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, Ministry  of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland

13.30 PM


Plenary - (30min)


Keynote speech by The European Commission

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

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

16.30 PM

Max Schulman

Plenary - (20min)

Brain-stretching on Agriculture

Keynote speech by Max Schulman - Central Union of Agricultural Producers & Forest Owners (MTK)

16.50 PM


Plenary - (20min)

Brain-stretching on Health

Keynote speech

17.10 PM

Thomas Hammer

Plenary - (20min)

Brain-stretching on Energy

Keynote speech by Thomas Hammer - Senior Principal Research Scientist for “Energy Systems” at Siemens

17.30 PM


Plenary - (30min)


Keynote speech by Henrik Ehrnrooth - CEO of KONE

18.30 PM

Helsinki City Hall - (120min)


Networking reception 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

Selected SMEs present their capabilities

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

  • Bert De Colvenaer - Executive Director at ECSEL Joint Undertaking
  • Colette Maloney - Head of Unit Competitive Electronics Industry at DG CNECT of European Commission
  • Luuk Klomp - Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands - Deputy Director Innovation and Knowledge

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)


  • ECSEL: Yves Gigase - Head of Programmes at ECSEL Joint Undertaking
  • H2020: Francisco Ibanez - DG CNECT of European Commission
  • PENTA: Peter Connock - PENTA Director at AENEAS, Board Chairman of memsstar Limited

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 - 13:00 Speakers corner session 2 TBC TBC
19 Nov @ 14:50 - 15:10 HiPEAC6 Koen de Bosschere The HiPEAC network in computing, and its benefits for industry
19 Nov @ 15:10 - 15:30 Speakers corner session 4 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 DECISION Olivier Coulon Emerging Technologies in Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) - Opportunities ahead
20 Nov @ 13:00 - 13:20 DECISION Olivier Coulon Emerging Technologies in Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) - Opportunities ahead
20 Nov @ 14:40 - 15:00 Eureka Philippe Vanrie How to innovate beyond borders, the Eureka way!
20 Nov @ 17:10 - 17:30 Speakers corner session 8 TBC TBC

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 9 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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10.00 - 10.10    Introduction Chairman STMicroelectronics

Academics and RTOs
10.10 - 10.25    Pitch on results and impact, scientific dissemination CEA LETI
10.25 - 10.40    Pitch on results and impact, scientific dissemination TU Darmstadt

10.40 - 10.55    Pitch on impact and exploitation Materials SOITEC
10.55 - 11.10    Pitch on impact and exploitation GLOBALFOUNDRIES
11.10 - 11.25    Pitch on impact and exploitation Imaging Sensors LYNRED
11.25 - 11.40    Pitch on impact and exploitation Automotive BOSCH
11.40 - 11.55    Pitch on impact and exploitation Microcontrollers and mems ST

11.55 - 12.10 Conclusion and Q&A 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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