This preliminary programme is still subject to changes

Day 1: ECS enabling sustainability

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.

12.00 - 13.00
Lunch & Exhibition

13.00 PM

Plenary - (10 min)

Welcome to EFECS

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

13.10 PM


Plenary - (20 min)

Opening speech

An opening speech by the Minister of Employment and Economy of Finland

13.30 PM


Plenary - (30min)


Keynote speech

14.00 PM

Jean-Marc Chery

Plenary - (30min)

Vision of industry on the future

Keynote speech by Jean-Marc Chery - CEO of STMicroelectronics, President of AENEAS

14.30 - 15.30
Coffee Break & Exhibition

Session II: Long-term technology outlook & trends

15.30 PM


Plenary - (30min)


Keynote speech by Henrik Ehrnrooth - CEO of KONE

16.00 PM

Jens Knut Fabrowski

Plenary - (30min)

Strategic Forum for Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI)

Keynote speech by Jens Knut Fabrowski - Executive Vice-President of Automotive Electronics at Robert Bosch GmbH

16.30 - 17.00
Coffee Break & Exhibition

Session III: ECS enabling sustainability

17.00 PM

Plenary - (20min)

Brain-stretching on Agriculture

Keynote speech by Max Schulman - Central Union of Agricultural Producers & Forest Owners (MTK)

17.20 PM


Plenary - (20min)

Brain-stretching on Health

Keynote speech

17.40 PM

Thomas Hammer

Plenary - (20min)

Brain-stretching on Energy

Keynote speech by Thomas Hammer - Senior Principal Research Scientist for “Energy Systems” at Siemens

19.00 PM

Helsinki City Hall - (120min)


Networking reception at Helsinki City Hall, within walking distance of the event venue.

Participation in this reception is free of charge, provided you selected the networking reception option in your registration for EFECS.
The networking reception has limited availability and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Day 2: ECSEL-JU Stakeholder Forum and ECS Strategy Development

Session IV: Community Session - Pre-Brokerage

09.00 AM

Plenary - (30min)

Large Enterprise view on collaborative projects

Keynote speeches by:

09.30 AM

Plenary - (30min)

SME pitches

Selected SMEs present their capabilities

10.00 AM

Plenary - (90min)

Project proposal pitches

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

11.30 - 12.00
Coffee Break & Project idea market

12.00 AM

Exhibition - (30min)

Project idea market

Discussions at the project ideas poster exhibition

12.30 - 13.30
Lunch & Exhibition

Session V: Interactive and thematic ECS-SRA discussions

13.30 PM

Plenary & Break-outs - (60min)

Parallel ECS-SRA workshops

Subjects: Energy, Health and Agriculture

14.30 - 15.00
Coffee Break & Exhibition

15.00 PM

Plenary & Break-outs - (120min)

Parallel ECS-SRA workshops

Subjects: Application Trends, Technology Trends and Broadening the Scope

17.00 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: Collaborative programme landscape

Session VI: Collaborative programme landscape

09.00 AM

Plenary - (45min)

Cooperation in 2020 and beyond

  • Bert De Colvenaer - Executive Director at ECSEL Joint Undertaking
  • Colette Maloney - Head of Unit Competitive Electronics Industry at DG CNECT of European Commission
  • Frans Verkaart - Project Leader of the Dutch Chairmanship of EUREKA

09.45 AM

Plenary - (45min)

Award-winning projects

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

10.30 - 11.00
Coffee Break & Exhibition

11.00 AM

Plenary - (45min)

Lighthouse Presentations

Mobility | Industry | Health

11.45 AM

Plenary - (60min)


  • ECSEL: Yves Gigase - Head of Programmes at ECSEL Joint Undertaking
  • H2020: Francisco Ibanez - DG CNECT of European Commission
  • PENTA: Peter Connock - PENTA Director at AENEAS, Board Chairman of memsstar Limited

12.45 AM

Plenary - (15min)

Conference conclusion

13.00 - 14.00

Speakers corner sessions - 19 November 2019


Exhibition - (20min)

Several speakers corner sessions will take place

More details will follow.

Speakers corner sessions - 20 November 2019


Exhibition - (20min)

Several speakers corner sessions will take place

More details will follow

Speakers corner sessions - 21 November 2019


Exhibition - (20min)

Several speakers corner sessions will take place

More details will follow

More detailed information on the speakers corner presentations can be found on the speakers corner page.