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, KDT-JU, European Commission or EUREKA type funding.


Tuesday 18 January 2022

10:00 Welcome & opening
Caroline Bedran
10:10 ECS-SRIA 2021 recap   
Paolo Azzoni
10:30 KDT Calls 2021-2022 Information
Yves Gigase 
10:50 Horizon Europe Calls
Arian Zwegers 
11:10 Smart Network and Services (SNS-JU) Calls
Alexandros Kaloxylos
11:30 Xecs Calls information
Nadja Rohrbach 
11:50 SMEs expertise pitches
12:20 Lunch
13:30 Project idea presentations
15.00 Consortia building meetings and online project idea exploration

Wednesday 19 January 2022

09:00 ECS-SRIA 2022 introduction
Paolo Azzoni









Introduction to focus topics in KDT Calls
Moderated by Elisabeth Steimetz
Introduction of focus topics by DG CNECT
Arian Zwegers
Potential focus topics for KDT related IoT and Edge
Rolf Riemenschneider 
Potential focus topics for KDT related to Silicon photonics
Werner Steinhögl

Potential focus topics for KDT related to Open source and RISC-V
Georgi Kuzmanov 
Potential focus topics for KDT on Decarbonisation
Jean-Luc di Paola Galloni
Introduction of IPCEI on Microelectronics and Communication Technologies
Christian Ritschel, Denise Günther
Questions to the audience 
Q&A and next steps

10:50 Consortia building meetings and online project idea exploration
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Consortia building meetings and online project idea exploration

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 including 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. 

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Due to COVID-19, we are forced to move the ECS Brokerage fully online. If the Belgium legislation allows it, a physical two-day conference will be planned as an in-person event in Hotel Le Plaza Brussels later on in 2022. Of course we will keep you informed.