About the tool

The ECS Collaboration Tool - A networking tool for project ideas and potential partners.

Welcome to the ECS Collaboration Tool. This tool is a platform to create project proposals in the field of Electronic Components and Systems. With this tool we facilitate the ECS communities and collect all data and proposals together, making it easier for the ECS research community to find and create information and project proposals.

The ECS Collaboration Tool is a new Approach to inspiring innovation and is open to all experts in Electronic Components and Systems and available 24/7. The new tool is released in conjunction with the European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems (EFECS) 2017, but is available to support any related event, regardless of the funding instrument involved. It can also be used as a “stand-alone” project consortium building tool.

Users can initiate projects and invite partners, or use the messaging system to look for partners or projects. After forming consortia, project teams can assess the best mechanism for funding support for their project, be it a National, ECSEL-JU, European Commission or EUREKA type funding.

Features in the tool

Create a project idea

Initiate a project idea in the ECS Collaboration Tool and invite partners, and browse
other project ideas.

Look for a partner

Use the partner search on ECS Collaboration Tool to look for possible partners based
on their expertise, and invite them to join your project idea.

Look for other project ideas

Browse through the ECS Collaboration Tool to find project ideas and send out an online
request to join in a consortium.

Message Board - Get noticed even more

Leave a message on the message board for possible partners or interesting project ideas.

How does it work?



If you have a new project idea, you can enter your project idea in the tool. When finished with preparing your project idea you can look for partners for your project by using the Partner Search or the Message Board.
Not found what you need? Place a call for partners on the Message Board.



If you are interested in joining a consortium, get to know the projects in the tool and decide if and which project best suits your organisation’s interest. Via the Partner Search you can contact project leaders to get the conversation started or place a message on the public Message Board. Found an interesting idea? Join the discussion on the project page and share your view!

Events & Calls

The following consortium building events and Calls related to Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) are upcoming:

ECS Brokerage event 2024

20-21 February 2024

The ECS Brokerage Event combines the brokerage activities of the industry associations AENEAS, EPoSS and INSIDE into one networking event dedicated to project proposals in the field of Electronic Components and Systems.

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KDT JU consulation workshop

20 September 2023

Join the virtual Workshop on AI-assisted Methods and Tools for ECS Engineering Efficiency

Save the date for the KDT JU Consultation Workshop on AI-assisted Methods and Tools for ECS Engineering Efficiency.

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Xecs Matchmaking Event

25 September 2023

Xecs organises a Matchmaking Event on 25 September, 10:00 – 17:00 CEST at the Bpifrance, Le Hub, Paris. The Xecs Call 3 will be launched during this one-day occasion.

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Xecs CALL 3

Opens 25 September 2023

Open to all, the Xecs Call 3 is designed to help you build an RD&I consortium, access funding, and manage your collaborative project. Xecs, a Eureka Cluster, is a programme for the ECS community.

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KDT Workshop Advanced Packaging mmWave

27 September 2023

Advanced Packaging and 3D Heterogeneous Integration for RF/mmWave Applications

We kindly invite you to the KDT consultation workshop Advanced Packaging and 3D Heterogeneous Integration for RF/mmWave Applications organised by the CSA Pack4 EU on behalf of the KDT JU.

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KDT JU consulation workshop

12 October 2023

Workshop - Software Defined Vehicles - a Holistic Technology Stack, 12 October 2023

Save the date for the KDT JU Consultation Workshop: Software Defined Vehicles - a Holistic Technology Stack. This virtual event will take place on October 12, 2023, from 09:00 to 16:45.

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Xecs Call 3 Webinar

25 October 2023

How to submit a Xecs Proposal in the Project Zone

Are you planning to participate in the Xecs Call 3? Join this webinar to discover the Project Zone - the platform to submit your Xecs project proposal, hear about the submission process flow, be aware of your audience and of the next steps…

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KDT-JU Calls 2023

Opens 07 February 2023

The KDT-JU Calls 2023 depend upon adoption of WP2023 by KDT GB. The KDT JU Programme is open to any organisation that can make a contribution to the RD&I objectives of the programme.

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Upcoming Calls

Xecs Call 3

  • Launch: 25-09-2023 at the Xecs Matchmaking Event in Paris
  • PO submission: 18-01-2024
  • FPP submission: 18-04-2024

KDT JU Calls 2023 - preliminary information

  • Launch: 07-02-2023
  • PO submission Calls 2023-1 and 2023-2: 03-05-2023
  • FPP submission Call 2023-3: 03-05-2023
  • FPP submission Calls 2023-1 and 2023-2: 19-09-2023