ECS Brokerage Event: a networking event for finding potential partners for your project idea

About the event

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

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.

ECS Collaboration Tool

The event is linked with the ECS Collaboration Tool; the online tool that enables users to initiate projects and invite partners, or use the messaging system to look for partners or projects, and to apply for a pitch timeslot and poster space at the ECS Brokerage Event.

After forming consortia, online and at the ECS Brokerage Event, 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.


Tuesday 14 January 2020

08:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome & opening

ECS-SRA 2020 introduction by SRA Chair and Vice-Chairs

11:00 ECSEL Call 2020 Information & MASP
11:30 2020 EURIPIDES2 / PENTA Synchronised Call
12:00 Guide to the programme
12:15 Lunch
13:15 Project idea presentations
15:00 Coffee break & poster session
15:30 Project idea presentations
16:30 Poster session
18:00 Networking cocktail & poster session

Wednesday 15 January 2020

08:00 Registration & Welcome coffee
09:00 Calls in H2020 relevant for ECS
09:30 Special EUREKA Cluster call on AI
10:00 SME Involvement session by AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA and EPoSS
10:30 Coffee break

SMEs expertise pitches

This session is proposed to allow SME’s to present the unique capabilities which they can bring to the table in a collaborative project. That way, even if they do not have a specific project in mind, they can gain visibility and be identified by consortia searching for such capabilities

11:30 Consortia meetings & face-to-face area
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Consortia meetings & face-to-face area
15:15 Closing session
15:30 Coffee break

This preliminary programme is still subject to changes.



Participation to the ECS Brokerage Event is free of charge for members of the industry associations and for Public Authorities.
For those who are not part of one of these communities, an entrance fee of € 300 including VAT is to be paid in advance (non-refundable). For SMEs a reduced fee of € 150 including VAT applies. 


Registration is open to all organisations that have a project idea in Electronic Components & Systems or are interested in joining an ECS project consortium, and to Public Authorities that want to preview the field of interest. The registrations deadline is 7 January 2020 - subject to availability.


Please note that paying the Variable project fee by signing a DoA does not mean you are a member of an industry association. To sign up as member, please contact the respective industry association, or send an e-mail to info@ecscollaborationtool.eu.

Networking cocktail

On Tuesday 14 January a networking cocktail is organised, which offers a valuable networking possibility while enjoying drinks and snacks. This cocktail is free of charge, but please remember to indicate your participation in this cocktail in the event registration form.


Event venue

Hotel Le Plaza Brussels
Adolphe Maxlaan 118/126
1000 Brussels, Belgium

T: +32 227 801 00
W: www.leplaza-brussels.be


Room reservation

Room reservation for hotel-rooms on 13-15 January 2020:

  • Beneficial rates are only valid until 13-12-2019 and upon availability
  • Standard single room: €135,- per night (excl. tourist taxes €4.24)
  • Rates include breakfast and VAT

Book your room:

Fill in the hotel room booking form and send the booking form per e-mail to reservations@leplaza.be 

Note:  1 Form per room reservation



From Brussels airport
Train: the airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level -1). Up to 4 trains per hour connect the airport to Brussels North station.
Taxi: Taxis are easily to be found in front of the airport. Airport – Le Plaza Brussels will cost you approximately 50 euros and will take you about 20 minutes.

From Midi train station
Metro/Tram: take the line 6, direction Simonis Elisabeth, to the Rogier station.Rogier.
Taxi: Taxis are easily to be found in front of the station. This will cost you approximately 15 euros and will take you about 10 minutes.

From North train station
Foot: (5 minutes) take the rue du Progrès and head towards the place Rogier. Go straight ahead until you reach the Le Plaza hotel, on the right side of the boulevard.
Métro/Tram: take the line 3 or 4, direction Churchill or Stalle, to the Rogier station.

From Central train station
Metro: Take the line 1 or 5, direction Gare de l’Ouest or Erasme. Get off at De Brouckère station and take the line 3 or 4, direction Esplanade or Gare du Nord, to the Rogier station.
Taxi: taxis are easily to be found in front of the station. This will cost you approximately 10 euros and will take you 5 – 10 minutes.

By car
The direction of the traffic of the Boulevard Adolphe Max and Maline Street has been changed, most GPS are not up to date. To reach the hotel, take the Boulevard Emile Jacqmain, rue du Pont Neuf to go up on Adolphe Max.
The hotel has a secure pay parking with valet service.


Hotel Le Plaza Brussels

Adolphe Maxlaan 118/126
1000 Brussels, Belgium

T: +32 227 801 00
W: www.leplaza-brussels.be

Room reservation

The ECS Brokerage Event organisers have arranged favorable rates with the event venue for hotel rooms:

  • Single room: € 135
  • Double room: € 164
  • Rates include VAT, breakfast and service charge
  • Rates are excluding local taxes of € 4,24 prpn
  • Rates are valid until 13 December 2019
  • Book your room: download the booking form