The fourth in a series of 20 National Advisory Group Meetings was successfully staged at the Bogazici University, Istanbul on 18th February. The event attracted more than 150 participants ranging from academia, microbusinesses to larger enterprises, all of which are representing sector of electronic components and systems.
The ECSEL JU – the Public-Private Partnership for Electronic Components and Systems – funds Research, Development and Innovation projects for world-class expertise in these key enabling technologies, essential for Europe’s competitive leadership in the era of the digital economy.
Through the ECSEL JU, the European industry, SMEs and Research and Technology Organisations are supported and co-financed by 30 ECSEL Participating States and the European Union through Horizon2020 budget. ECSEL JU launches an annual Calls for Proposals for research, development and innovation projects.
The event was staged as part of the ‘Turkey in Horizon 2020 Phase II project, which is jointly funded by the Republic of Turkey and the European Union. The aim of the meeting was to better inform stakeholders about new call opened under ECSEL EU Joint Undertaking and to partner Turkish stakeholders with the key players in ECSEL initiative.
The event began with general information sessions about the ECSEL in Turkey. This was followed by information on the current call for proposals given by Yves GIGASE Head of Programmes of ECSEL. Examples of successful projects funded by ECSEL JU were presented by Knut Hufeld, Director Infineon Technologies AG, Dr. Juergen HOLZINGER, Program Manager, AVL LIST GmbH, Francois BRUNIER, Partnership Program Manager, SOITAC, and Erkan ISA, Fraunhofer EMFT.
Finally brokerage event was taken place where representatives of the sector from Turkey could meet ECSEL key players in face-to-face meetings and discuss project proposals and other means of collaboration.
Over 500 stakeholders have participated in the four National Advisory Group Meetings staged since the start of the project in January 2019.