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.
Each workshop is led by two workshop leaders, both experts active in writing the ECS-SRA, and consists of three parts:
Renzo Dal Molin
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.
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. .
Mario Diaz Nava
Eindhoven University of Technology
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Eindhoven University of Technology