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, 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.


Tuesday 18 January 2022

08:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome & opening
10:15 ECS-SRIA 2022 introduction by SRA Chair and Vice-Chairs
10:45 KDT Calls 2021-2022 Information
11:15 Xecs Calls information
11:45 Joint EUREKA Clusters call
12:00 SMEs expertise pitches
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Project idea presentations
15:00 Coffee break & consortia meetings
15:30 Project idea presentations
16.30 Poster session & consortia meetings
17:30 Networking cocktail & poster session

Wednesday 19 January 2022

08:00 Registration & Welcome coffee
09:00 Workshop on submitting Xecs project proposals
09:45 Workshop on submitting KDT project proposals
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Consortia meetings & face-to-face area
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Consortia meetings & face-to-face area
13:30 Co-located session(s): ECS-SRIA 2023 session

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. 

Register now!







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: € 145
  • Double room: € 174
  • Rates include VAT, breakfast and service charge
  • Rates are excluding local taxes of € 4,24 prpn
  • Rates are valid until 17 December 2021
  • Book your room: download the booking form


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.


The two-day conference is planned as an in-person event in Hotel Le Plaza Brussels. The venue is set up to be COVID-19 compliant according to current Belgium legislation. The rules currently stipulate that it is mandatory that you can prove via QR code that you are either fully vaccinated, recently tested negative or that you have proof of recovery from COVID-19.

If, however, due to unforeseen changes in the COVID-19 pandemic or changes in Belgium legislation, we are forced to move the event fully online, then we will place a notification on the website, and will inform the persons that have already registered for the event.