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:

Xecs CALL 2

Opens 29-09-2022

The Xecs Call 2 is Open to all, Xecs is designed to help you build a 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-JU Calls 2021/2022

Opens 16-12-2021

The first KDT JU calls in 2021 were launched on 16 December 2021. Special attention goes to AI/Edge and Open-Source hardware such as RISC-V. The deadline for FPP proposals is set to 27 April 2022.

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EFECS 2022

24-25 November 2022

EFECS is the international forum with a focus on ‘Our Digital Future’ along the Electronic Components and Systems value chain in Europe.

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ECS Brokerage 2023

7-8 February 2023

This event facilitates the ECS communities and collects all project proposals and experts together, making it easier for the ECS research community to find and create information and project proposals.

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Upcoming Calls

2022 Xecs call 2

  • Launch: 29-09-2022
  • PO submission: 23-02-2022
  • FPP submission: 25-05-2022

KDT JU Calls

  • Call 2021 launch: 16 December 2021
  • Call 2021 FPP submission : 27 April 2022
  • Call 2022 launch: expected to be launched mid 2022 with a deadline after the summer break 2022 and selected projects to be launched in 2023.