ECS-SRIA workshops

Green ECS and Decarbonisation


The goal of this workshop is to collect, align and discuss inputs to the definition of priority-topics as a basis for the discussion on priorities in the Work Programme for the first call of the Institutionalized Partnership “Key Digital Technologies” (KDT). This workshop specifically addresses the Green Deal objectives identified by the ECS community, and described in the various sections of the ECS SRIA 2021. The scene will be set by the European Commission, the ECSEL-JU and the ECS community. Inputs on priorities in this field will be provided by the member states, dedicated experts for “green ECS” and decarbonization, and the stakeholder community attending the event.


On one hand, electronic components and systems (ECS) are essential elements to enable other sectors to mitigate climate change and to reduce environmental impacts. Elements of the European Green Deal such as the supply of clean, affordable and secure energy, resource-efficient buildings, sustainable and smart mobility, as well as a healthy and environment-friendly food supply chains will all rely on ECS to achieve their ambitions. It is estimated that digital technologies have the potential to save almost 10 times more emissions than they produce by 2030. In other words, KDT will allow to decouple economic growth from resource use, which is a key target of the European Green Deal.

On the other hand, the ECS sector itself needs to use its own potential to improve the energy performance and disposability of electronic components themselves and to reduce their environmental footprint by means of cleaner and greener production processes, more circularity and less energy and material consumption. 

Main research priorities to reach these goals, have been described in the ECS-SRIA 2021 and the main challenges to be addressed are summarized in the Annex of the ECS-SRIA on page 464-465 in column 3 entitled Sustainability & Green Deal.

For the documentation of the workshop, inputs on draft topic priorities will be collected interactively during the workshop, and a rapporteur has been hired to write a report to be made available to the participants of the shadow KDT Governing Board meeting by end of June 2021.


Download the presentation slides in the programme.




09.30 Welcome note Arian Zwegers, European Commission
09.35 Welcome note Wolfgang Gessner, EPoSS
09.40 Introduction by moderator Gereon Meyer, VDI/VDE-IT
09.45 Overview and initial priority settings in the ECS-SRIA 2021 Wolfgang Dettmann, Infineon/EPoSS
10.00 Green Electronics and Decarbonisation Henri Rajbenbach, European Commission
10.15 Viewspoints of Member States
10.30 Portfolio analysis on the topic in ECSEL JU programme Yves Gigase, ECSEL JU
10.40 Introduction of Topic 1 Panel Discussion Green ECS Gereon Meyer, VDI/VDE-IT
10.45 Statement on Research Needs: Energy efficiency and life-cycle enhancements of ECS Patrick Blouët, STMicroelectronics
10.50 Statement on Research Needs; Green materials and integration technologies Nils Nissen, Fraunhofer IZM
10.55 Statement on Research Needs: LCA and decarbonisation in the ECS value chain Rémi Cornubert
11.00 Panel Discussion and Q&A
11.10 Consultation on Draft Topic 1 Priorities: Green ECS
11.20 Introduction of Topic 2 Discussion Decarbonisation Gereon Meyer, VDI/VDE-IT
11.25 Statement on Research Needs: Requirements from an OEM perspective Christian Rousseau, Renault
11.30 Statement on Research Needs: Decarbonising electronics for a tier 1 in electrification and automation Mino Yamamoto, Valeo
11.35 Statement on Research Needs: Energy Systems Thomas Hammer, Siemens
11.40 Panel Discussion and Q&A
11.50 Consultation on Draft Topic 2 Priorities: Decarbonisation
12.00 Break
12.10 Wrap-up on Draft Topic 1&2 Priorities Gereon Meyer, VDI/VDE-IT
12.15 Final statements
12.20 Closing remarks Arian Zwegers, European Commission
12.22 Future Prospects on Green ECS and Decarbonisation Jean-Luc di Paolo Galloni, Valeo / ERTRAC
12.30 End of workshop


Participation to the ECS SRIA workshops is free of charge. Registration is open to all members of the organisers communities and for invited actors in the field of Electronic Components and Systems.