This preliminary programme is still subject to changes

Day 1: ECS focus on human and societey

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.

12.30 - 13.30
Lunch & Exhibition

13.30 PM

Plenary - (5min)

Welcome to EFECS

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

13.35 PM

Plenary - (15min)

Introduction to EFECS

An interview regarding this year's theme: "Technology that works for people"

13.50 PM

Plenary - (70min)

Keynotes on theme

Several keynotes on this year's theme: "Technology that works for people"

15.00 PM


Plenary - (20min)

Welcome to Germany

Keynote speech by Wolf-Dieter Lukas - State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF)

15.20 PM


Plenary - (30min)

Keynote speech by the European Commission

Keynote speech by the European Commission

15.50 PM


Plenary - (10min)

How to get the best out of EFECS

A short guide speech to the event

16.00 - 17.00
Coffee Break & Exhibition

Session II: Global position of Europe

17.00 PM


Plenary - (90min)

Position of Europe in the ECS value chain

Panel discussion.

19.00 PM

External location - (120min)


Networking dinner at an inspiring location. Dedicated busses will bring participants from the event venue to the dinner location.

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

Day 2: ECS Strategy Development

Session III: High-Level Strategy and ECS-SRA

09.00 AM


Plenary - (90min)

European High Level ECS Strategy

Panel discussion moderated by ... A discussion with Stefan Mengel (BMBF), and TBD.

Stefan Mengel

Stefan Mengel


10.30 - 11.00
Coffee Break & Exhibition

11.00 AM

Plenary & Break-outs - (90min)

Parallel ECS-SRA workshops

12.30 - 13.30
Lunch & Exhibition

Session IV: Project idea and SME pitches

13.30 PM

Plenary - (120min)

Project proposal and SME capabilitiy pitches

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

15.30 - 16.30
Coffee Break & Project idea market

Session V: Keynotes and awards

16.30 PM


Plenary - (30min)

Energy efficient AI systems

Keynote speech

17.00 PM

Plenary - (60min)

Award session

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

18.00 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: The collaborative programme landscape

Session VI: The collaborative programme landscape

09.00 AM


Plenary - (90min)

Impact from present programmes

Open panel discussion on the impact of ECSEL, H2020 and PENTA funding programmes

10.30 AM


Plenary - (30min)

Expanding the ECS Scene

Synergies and links with other partnerships in the new Horizon Europe

11.00 - 11.30
Coffee Break & Exhibition

11.30 AM


Plenary - (60min)

New European programmes and partnerships

12.30 AM

Plenary - (15min)

Conference conclusion

12.45 - 13.45

Open co-located workshops

13.45 - 17.00 PM


Co-located workshops

The call for open co-located workshops at EFECS 2020 is open. Submit your workshop proposal before 1 June to