Strategic challenges

The new Electronic Components & Systems (ECS) Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) 2021 draft version was published on 17 November 2020.

EFECS 2020 attendees are invited to provide feedback during the SRIA worshops or before 14 December to

The three industry associations AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA and EPoSS have joined forces to federate actors along the entire value chain to produce this SRIA while gathering more than 250 experts from across Europe.

Four key digital technologies describing the foundational technology layers and four cross-sectional technologies focusing on transversal areas of ECS scientific research and engineering are covered. The innovations generated by these interdisciplinary cross-sectional technologies further fertilize the foundational layers, creating a necessary virtuous cycle that amplifies the effects of innovation and injects them into the key ECS application domains.

ECS key applications​



Digital industry

Health and Wellbeing

Agrifood and Natural Resources

Digital society

Foundational technology layers

Cross-sectional technologies

Process Technologies, Equipment, Materials and Manufacturing

Artificial Intelligence, Edge Computing and Advanced Control

Components, Modules and Systems Integration


Embedded Software and Beyond

Architecture and Design:
Methods and Tools

Systems of Systems

Quality, Reliability, Safety and Cybersecurity