Our Digital Future

20/11/2018 - 22/11/2018
All Day

EFECS is the international forum with a focus on ‘Our Digital Future’ along the Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) value chain in Europe. The organisers of this event, AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA, EPoSS, ECSEL Joint Undertaking and the European Commission, in association with EUREKA, have joined forces to bring all stakeholders together on 20-22 November 2018.

EFECS provides numerous opportunities to learn more about the latest developments, cooperation and funding possibilities in the ECS Community.

Key topics

EFECS will contain the following key topics:


A radical, digital transformation is occurring in how we live and how we work. The innovations that lie at the heart of this transformation are founded on the rapid developments of Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) based applications.

The ECS Community aims to foster this digital transformation by supporting the development of technology solutions along the entire ECS value chain.

EFECS offers opportunities for the ECS Community stakeholders including start-ups, SMEs, research institutes, academia, large and medium enterprises, and public authorities, to share the industry-driven long-term vision of the ECS ecosystem and set the future direction for technical innovation in Europe. EFECS encourages collaborative projects across the ECS Community and demonstration of innovative activities across the sector.


EFECS helps to understand the challenges and to jointly develop the required roadmaps and strategic priorities adressing each key theme. 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.

During this event the impact and results of various European funding instruments will be demonstrated and disseminated. The latest developments in the funding landscape and new collaborative initiatives will be presented and the industry will also share their expectations in regard to future funding programmes. EFECS provides the right environment to stimulate collaborative activities that address the strategic priorities and create opportunities for new projects and initiatives.


Collaboration is the driving force of European innovation. EFECS has been established to meet the need for more structural R&D&I on Electronic Components and Systems to a larger scale. This collaborative approach helps to define an efficient ecosystem to maximise interactions and faster develop applications.

All ECS stakeholders are brought together at EFECS. This begins online before the start of the event with the ECS Collaboration Tool (ECT), which is designed to encourage the online development of ideas and the formation of related collaborative groups, irrespective of funding instrument. The online networking is followed by the Pre-Brokerage Session at EFECS, where stakeholders can pitch their ideas, present a poster at the exhibition and have face-to-face meetings. Two major social events will facilitate visitors to network with potential partners.


Networking and information sharing is THE catalyst for innovative activity. The exhibition area, with posters, project information, industry and scientific organisations and information on funding options will form a central location for discussions and idea sharing.

  • Apply for an exhibition booth
  • Apply for a speaker corner
  • Receive the exhibitors guide

More information about this event…

Congress Centre Lisbon
Praça Indústrias 1, Lisboa, Portugal
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