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About EFECS 2017

European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems

EFECS is the international forum with a focus on ‘Our Digital Future’ along the Electronic Components and Systems value chain in Europe. The organisers of this event, AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA, EPoSS, ECSEL Joint Undertaking and the European Commission joined forces to bring all stakeholders together on 5-7 December 2017 and focus on this years’ theme: ‘Our Digital Future’.

The event will feature:

  • strategic sessions around the ECS-SRA (Strategic Research Agenda for Electronic Components and Systems) that is being developed
  • opportunities to create new collaborations, consortia and/or project ideas
  • keynote speakers sharing their expertise and vision
  • and a large exhibition of R&I results and new project ideas


Future European economic leadership and societal development will depend on the rapid implementation and exploitation of digital technologies, enabled by innovation along the Electronic Components & Systems (ECS) value chain. The R&D actors in ECS form a lively community, comprising large and small companies, universities and research institutes, technology ecosystems and governments.

EFECS gathers all stakeholders in one conference to:

  • Share the vision and strategies of industry leaders
  • Set the future direction for technical innovation in Europe
  • Encourage collaborative projects across the ECS Community
  • Demonstrate innovative activities across the sector

EFECS will provide attendees with the opportunity to participate in, and influence, this exciting transformation.

Key topics

EFECS will contain the following key topics:



Part 1 of EFECS features discussion sessions on the ECS-SRA - the shared Strategic Research Agenda for Research & Innovation in Electronic Components and Systems - currently under development, and the opportunities for implementation in future projects.



Part 2 will focus on the future collaborative landscape in Europe, through keynotes and presentations from running initiatives on the state-of-the-art and the future. Also highlighted are the importance of collaboration and how innovation can grow when delineations between technologies diminish.



Part 3 of the event looks ahead. EFECS gives visionaries the opportunity to showcase trends and inspire with what ‘Our Digital Future’ could look like. The European Commission (EC) presents the Future of Digitisation of Europe and the current status of implementation.



All topics come together in the EFECS exhibition. Reflecting the entire value chain of Electronic Components and Systems, this exhibition will include:

Keynote speakers


Tickets for participation in the EFECS event are subject to availability and are non-refundable.

Participation fee

120 +VAT

Registration is open to all stakeholders within Electronic Components and Systems.

Why register

EFECS 2017 offers you:

  • Vision on the future of Electronic Components and Systems (ECS)
  • The chance to help determine the future strategy of R&D&I in this field of expertise
  • A large exhibition focusing on impact and results of the most recent projects in ECS
  • Opportunities for exchange of new project ideas, collaboration & consortia building
  • Information about funding instruments
  • Networking opportunities that combine food for thought with food for the body


The annual EFECS event is organised by

ECSEL Joint Undertaking
European Commission
Square Brussels, Rue Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels, Belgium