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

About the event

The virtual ECS Brokerage Event combines the brokerage activities of the industry associations AENEAS, EPoSS and Inside into one digital 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.

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.

Programme & Presentations

Tuesday 12 January 2021

09:50 Online meeting open
10:00 Welcome & overview funding landscape 
Presentation Caroline Bedran

Horizon Europe calls in ECS/KDT 
Presentation Francisco Ibanez

10:40 KDT/ECSEL update for 2021 
11:00 2021 EURIPIDES2 / PENTA joint Call
Presentation Peter Connock
11:20 ECS-SRIA 2021 introduction by SRA Chair and Vice-Chairs
11.45 Guide to the ECT tool online functionality 
Presentation Ad ten Berg
12:00 Break
13:15 Project idea pitches
15:00 Break
15:30 Project idea pitches
16:30 Online consortia meetings and online project idea exploration
18:00 End of day 1

Wednesday 13 January 2021

08:50 Online meeting open
09:00 Workshop on submitting high quality EURIPIDES /  PENTA project proposals 
10:00 SMEs expertise pitches
10:30 Break
11:00 Consortia meetings and online project idea exploration
12:30 Break
13:30 Consortia meetings and online project idea exploration
16:00 End of event

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 € 40 ex. VAT is to be paid in advance (non-refundable). 


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.