Strategic challenges

The 2019 version of the Electronic Components & Systems (ECS) Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) was published on 8 January 2019. The 2019 ECS-SRA version integrates all feedback gathered during EFECS 2018 from the ECS community.

Initiated by three European industry associations AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA and EPoSS, the SRA is a document created by over 200 European technology experts which contains a technology roadmap for a digital Europe, as envisaged by industry, covering the key application areas, the R&D&I challenges and potential solutions along the entire value chain.

Key application areas

Essential capabilities

Transport and Smart Mobility

Health and Well-Being


Digital Industry

Digital Life

Systems and Components:
Architecture, Design and Integration

Connectivity and Interoperability

Safety, Security and Reliability

Computing and Storage

Process Technology, Equipment, Materials & Manufacturing for ECS