The ECS Brokerage Event combines the brokerage activities of the industry associations AENEAS, EPoSS and INSIDE into one networking event dedicated to project proposals in the field of Electronic Components and Systems for the Chips JU Calls 2024 for the non-initiative part (ex KDT).

This event gathers the ECS community around project ideas, allowing it to network, build consortia and start creating project proposals.


The 2024 edition of the event has now passed. The presentations are linked in the agenda below. Please note that the project idea presentations are accessible via the ECS Collaboration Tool. 

Day One
Day Two
10:00 - 10:15
Welcome & opening
10:15 - 10:45
Chips JU Calls 2024 Information
10:45 - 11:15
ECS-SRIA 2024 (website interactive presentation)
11:15 - 11:30
Role of Industry Associations
11:30 - 13:00
SME Pitches
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00
Project idea presentations
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 - 17:15
“Quantum” SME or Project idea presentations
17:15 - 17:30
Planning for Face to Face Consortia meetings the next day
17:30 - 18:30
Networking cocktail
09:30 - 10:30
Outcome of workshops with industry on the 4 first Pilot Lines
10:30 - 11:00
New Pilot Lines under consideration
11:00 - 12:30
Face to Face consortia building meetings
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch Break
13:30 - 16:00
Continuation of Face to Face consortia building meetings
End of the Brokerage
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Day One - 20 February

Chips JU Calls 2024 "non-initiative" (ex KDT) info session

09:00 – 10:00
Badge distribution and welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:20
Welcome & opening
Lucilla Sioli, Director for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry at European Commission

10:20 – 10:50
Chips JU Calls 2024 non-initiative (ex KDT)
Jari Kinaret, Executive Director, Chips JU and Anton Chichkov, Programme Officer,  Chips JU

10:50 – 11:20
ECS-SRIA 2024 (website interactive presentation)
Patrick Cogez, Technical Director, AENEAS

11:20 – 11:40
Role of Industry Associations
Caroline Bedran, Director General, AENEAS
Elisabeth Steimetz, Director, EPoSS
Paolo Azzoni, Secretary General, INSIDE

11:40 – 13:00
SME Pitches
SAT; ERAGE AND ERGTECH; Abinsula, Weeroc; Active Technologies; Excillum; Noldus; ACORDE; Logicdev; Percipio Robotics; Verum; CISC; Artech International; Pibond; Cosylab; Nanomakers

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch break and networking

ECS Brokerage Session

14:00 – 15:30
Project idea presentations
Presentations available via the ECS Collaboration Tool

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00
Project idea presentations
Presentations available via the ECS Collaboration Tool

17:00 – 18:00
Face to Face consortia building meetings

18:00 – 19:00
Networking cocktail

Day Two - 21 February

Consortium building and Chips Calls 2024 info (continued)

08:30 – 09:30
ECS-SRIA 2025 Kick-off meeting (reserved to the ECS-SRIA Team)

09:00 – 09:30
Badge distribution and welcome coffee

09:30 – 10:00
Chips JU Calls 2024 initiative
Yves Gigase, Head of Programmes, Chips JU

10:00 – 12:00
Face to face consortia building meetings

12:00 – 13:30
Lunch break

13:30 – 16:00
Continuation of face to face consortia building meetings

End of the brokerage


Below you can find a selection of photos from the ECS Brokerage Event 2024.


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, a fee of €250 excluding VAT is to be paid in advance (non-refundable). For SMEs a reduced price of €125 excluding VAT applies. 

Please note that filling in your VAT number in the registration process is mandatory due to tax requirements.

Included in your registration:

  • in person participation in the sessions including interactive workshops
  • networking with persons that are active in Electronic Components and Systems
  • meeting spaces for consortium building for your project idea
  • first-hand information about calls for projects and funding opportunities
  • catering and a networking cocktail during the event
  • rent of the event space, including furniture, lighting and signs
  • sound and AV costs
  • wireless internet (WiFi) connection


For members of AENEAS, EPoSS and INSIDE, these services are included in the membership, so they do not pay a hospitality package for the ECS Brokerage.

Hotel and travel costs are not included.


Address: Le Plaza, Brussels, Adolphe Maxlaan 118/126, 1000 Brussel, Belgium

Please note; accommodation and travel have not been booked for you. Hotels are subject to availability and best available rate at time of booking.

Suggested Accommodation

Please note; accommodation and travel have not been booked for you. Hotels are subject to availability and best available rate at time of booking.

A preferential room rate of €175.00 per night has been secured for our participants at the Hotel Le Plaza where the event itself is taking place.

You can secure your room by completing this form and returning it to reservations@leplaza.be
Please note that to take advantage of this offer, you will need to book by the 21st January 2024.


If you have any queries relating to the event or would like more information on the logistics of the ECS Brokerage Event, please contact us at