Programme

Programme is still subject to changes

Part 1: Strategy Development and Implementation

Day 1: Tuesday 5 December 2017

12:00

Lunch & Exhibition

We will start this exciting 3-day event with a delicious buffet lunch, which already provides the perfect networking environment.

13:15

Welcome to EFECS

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

13:25

Introduction to ECS-SRA

Laila Gide (Chair of the ECS-SRA editing board) will give an introduction to the ECS-SRA, the Strategic Research Agenda for Electronic Components and Systems.

13:45

ECS-SRA session: Digital Industry

"Digital Industry" chapter of the ECS-SRA. The session will include chapter discussions, project idea presentations and consortium building opportunities.

13:45

ECS-SRA session: Health

"Health and Well-Being" chapter of the ECS-SRA. The session will include chapter discussions, project idea presentations and consortium building opportunities.

13:45

ECS-SRA session: Systems

"Systems Architecture, Design and Integration methods and technologies" chapter of the ECS-SRA. The session will include chapter discussions, project idea presentations and consortium building opportunities.

15:15

Break

A 30-minute coffee break is the perfect opportunity to chat with fellow experts and Public Authorities in the poster exhibition.

15:45

ECS-SRA session: Transport

"Transport and Smart Mobility" chapter of the ECS-CSA. The session will include chapter discussions, project idea presentations and consortium building opportunities.

15:45

ECS-SRA session: Connectivity

"Connectivity and Interoperability" chapter of the ECS-CSA. The session will include chapter discussions, project idea presentations and consortium building opportunities.

17:15

Call information by funding instruments

Yves Gigase (ECSEL-JU), Francisco Ibanez (European Commission) and Peter Connock (AENEAS) elaborate on the different funding instruments available for R&D&I of Electronic Components and Systems.

18:00

Exhibition & Networking cocktail

Consortium building poster session at the EFECS exhibition, while enjoying refreshments. All the project idea posters at the exhibition can be visited. The project idea owner welcomes you at his poster in the exhibition.

Day 2: Wednesday 6 December 2017

09:00

ECS-SRA session:
Computing

"Computing and Storage" chapter of the ECS-SRA. The session will include chapter discussions, project idea presentations and consortium building opportunities.

09:00

ECS-SRA session:
Safety and Security

"Safety, Security and Reliability " chapter of the ECS-SRA. The session will include chapter discussions, project idea presentations and consortium building opportunities.

09:00

ECS-SRA session:
Process and Manufacturing

"ECS Process, Equipment, Materials and Manufacturing" chapter of the ECS-SRA. The session will include chapter discussions, project idea presentations and consortium building opportunities.

10:30

Break

A 30-minute coffee break offers networking possibilities in the EFECS exhibition area.

11:00

ECS-SRA session: Energy

"Energy" chapter of the ECS-SRA. The session will include chapter discussions, project idea presentations and consortium building opportunities.

11:00

ECS-SRA session: Digital Life

"Digital Life" chapter of the ECS-SRA. The session will include chapter discussions, project idea presentations and consortium building opportunities.

12:30

Lunch & Exhibition

Fill up your plate at the lunch buffet, while roaming around the EFECS exhibition. The EFECS exhibition includes running R&I projects funded by ECSEL-JU, Horizon 2020, CATRENE and PENTA, project ideas and affiliated organisations. The exhibition showcases the latest developments, as well as what difficulties still lie ahead.

Part 2: Future Collaborative landscape in Europe

13:30

Welcome

Welcome to the 2nd part of the event, which is all about the future collaborative landscape in Europe.

13:40

Keynote: Our Digital Future

Carmelo Papa (EPoSS) offers an Industry perspective on "Our Digital Future"; the overall theme of the 1st edition of EFECS.

14:10

Keynote: Lighthouse

Stefan Neugebauer (BMW, ERTRAC) explains the concept of "Lighthouse" with regard to R&I projects. Take a seat in the plenary and learn more about this hot topic.

14:40

Lighthouse session: Mobility

A Lighthouse session on Mobility takes place.

15:25

Break

A 45-minute coffee break allows networking at the EFECS exhibition area.

16:10

Exhibition

Following the coffee break at the exhibition area, time is reserved to network with the exhibitors and with other participants at the EFECS exhibition area.

16:50

Keynote: Industry perspective on collaboration

Georg List (AVL) explains the importance of collaborative research, development and innovation from an Industry point of view.

17:20

Keynote: Impact of funding tools

Bert De Colvenaer (ECSEL-JU), Colette Maloney (European Commission) and Heikko Uusi-Honko (EUREKA) discusses the impact of funding tools.

18:05

Break

A 25-minute break in the programme allows networking at the EFECS exhibition area.

18:30

Networking dinner

At the amazing BOZAR - which is within a short walking distance from the event venue - an aperitif will be served at 18:30, followed by a dinner at 19:30. Participation in this dinner is free of charge, provided you checked the dinner option in your registration for EFECS.

Part 3: A look ahead

Day 3: Thursday 7 December 2017

09:00

Keynote: Future technologies

Marc Duranton (CEA) gives a glimpse of what we can expect from technologies in the future.

09:30

Keynote

Stefan Hyttfors (Pro Motivate) provides an inspirational keynote.

10:00

Lighthouse session: Industry 4.0

A Lighthouse session on the theme Industry 4.0 takes place.

10:45

Break

A 45-minute break provides the opportunity for networking in the EFECS exhibition area.

11:30

Keynote: Future of digitisation of EU

A verbal picture is painted on the future of digitisation of the European Union from the viewpoint of the European Commission.

11:45

High-level Panel

The EC keynote is followed by a high-level panel discussion on the same subject, with a focus on where we are today: what progress has been made on the digitisation of the EU?

13:00

Lunch

Enjoy the lunch buffet and roam around the EFECS exhibition.

14:00

Poster award 

Which project presented itself the best through its poster during EFECS and received the most votes from the event participants? We will find out during this award session. 

14:15

Keynote: International collaboration from a national perspective

Francis Deprez (Public Authority from Belgium) shines a light on the national perspective on international collaboration.

14:40

Closing

Reinhard Ploss (Infineon) offers a final keynote at EFECS 2017, after which the next EFECS will be announced.