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ECS-SRA Workshops

ECSSRA

Workshop content

EFECS helps to understand the strategic challenges on ECS and to jointly develop the required roadmaps and strategic priorities adressing key themes, in the form of the Electronic Components and Systems Strategic Research Agenda (ECS-SRA).

This document - drafted by AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA and EPoSS - is updated annually with input from the EFECS audience through interactive workshops. Thus, the event provides the chance to actively contribute to the future strategy of R&D&I in this field of expertise. EFECS encourages "cross thematic" interaction to help address innovation along the full electronic components and systems value chain and highlights key developments effecting the ECS Community.

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Workshop setup

Each workshop is led by two workshop leaders, both experts active in writing the ECS-SRA, and consists of three parts:

  • Introduction of a theme relevant to the ECS-SRA
  • Interactive workshop for discussion and feedback on the theme
  • Links to the Project Idea Pitches presented in the morning session

Workshop Panel - Healthcare

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Renzo Dal Molin
CAIRDAC

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Peter Zandbergen
Philips

Healthcare faces a huge challenge in providing the same level of care, in an appropriate, efficient and cost-effective way, to a population of patients having single or multiple chronic diseases while the exposed population is increasing drastically due to an aging population or to poor life choices/ conditions. ECS have the potential to provide suitable components and systems solutions to address these societal challenges. ECS has also the capability to support the rising importance of personalised delivery of healthcare and to smarten existing healthcare providers and to assist the population in changing behaviours to improve their health.

Workshop Panel - Energy

The energy world is in transition: different energy sources are linked to achieve high efficiency, reliability and affordability. The growth of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power is changing the nature of the world’s power grids. The increasing distribution of power generation leads from today’s unidirectional to a distributed and bi-directional power flow. This situation requires intelligence and security features at each level of the grid and interfaces. Micro- and nano-electronics, integrated into power electronic modules and systems, are essential for an efficient, reliable and secure management of power generation, transmission, storage and consumption through smart grids, safe and secure system applications and devices.

All stakeholders of the European ECS industry, including nano-electronics, electronic device manufacturers and systems integrators (OEMs), together with the research institutes, contribute with innovative solutions, based on long-term continuous research on all Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs), to achieve the targets jointly agreed on European level.

Significant reduction of primary energy consumption along with the reduced carbon dioxide emissions is the key objective of the Energy chapter. ECS are key enablers for higher efficiencies and intelligent use of energy along the whole energy value chain, from generation to distribution and consumption. Enhancing efficiency in the generation and distribution as well as reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint are the driving forces for the research in nano-/micro-electronics and in embedded and integrated systems to secure the balance between sustainability, cost efficiency and security of supply in all energy applications. .

Wolfgang Dettmann

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Wolfgang Dettmann
Infineon

Antonio Imbruglia

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Antonio Imbruglia
STMicroelectronics

Workshop Panel - Digital Farming

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Mario Diaz Nava
STMicroelectronics

Paul Merkus

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Paul Merkus
Eindhoven University of Technology

Precision farming is no longer a technology trend, but an essential element for ensuring sustainability of the global farming sector, considering both the business and the environmental perspectives. In this context, electronic component and system industry related to IoT play a key role as technology enablers for cost effective and easy to use solutions. This session relates to main challenge which covers farming and food value chain and addresses the following three main topics:

  • Precision/smart farming activities in Europe need for a higher and simpler integration between sensing, connectivity, data security, and intelligence for decision-making.
  • IoT sensors deployment in precision farming in dairy and beef farms to monitor animal feeding and reproduction require cost effective solutions. Artificial Intelligence can help developing multi-functional sensors for monitoring at reasonable prices.
  • In Dairy industry, full control of quality and sustainability must be secured and reported for competitive production. Sustainability in all aspects requires tight integration and centralized data analyzes. Furthermore, information provided from control points enables preventive quality control for food industry.

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Workshop Panel - Broadened Scope

“The ECS SRA, by AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA and EPoSS, is currently the base-document for the scope and contents of ECS programmes such as ECSEL and PENTA. For its planned major up-date in 2021 the scope of the ECS-SRA might be adapted/redefined, which is why in this session special attention will be given to a possible/sensible broadening of the ECS SRA. In this context experts from three technology domains “integrated photonics”, “flexible electronics” and “software technologies” are invited to present their major challenges to solve, in which the relation with ECS technologies are essential to find solutions.”

Elisabeth Steimetz

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Elisabeth Steimetz
EPoSS

Paul Merkus

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Paul Merkus
Eindhoven University of Technology