EPoSS Annual Forum 2019

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Orona Fundazioa, San Sebastian, Jauregi Bidea s/n, 20120 Hernani
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The European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration – EPoSS – held its Annual Forum 2019 in San Sebastián, Spain on 16-17 October 2019. In this year’s Annual Forum titled MiSSIon Smart Systems the key topics were targeting automated and sustainable production of and by Smart Integrated Systems. The event was hosted and co-organized by the EPoSS member IK4 Research Alliance, as represented by Ikerlan.

Please follow this link to read the official press release published by Ikerlan. 

Participation in the EPoSS Annual Forum is free of charge for EPoSS members, submitters of presentations and invited speakers. EPoSS held its yearly General Assembly on 15 October 2019.

Programme and Presentations


For details on the programme, please download the agenda in the download section as given below.

To download the presentations of the event please follow the link (available only for registered participants of the EPoSS Annual Forum 2019).



To see some of the photos of the event please follow the link "Impressions"



Orona Ideo
Jauregi bidea s/n
20120 Hernani, Spain



Call for Presentations - Closed


By definition, Smart Systems have the ability to collect data, extract information, distill knowledge and turn it instantly into action or provide some kind of decision support to the entire system. Such Smart Technologies are currently put to the test, given that short life cycles of products or an increasing requirement for fabrication on demand are just some of the challenges today’s production and manufacturing sector are faced with.

With the goal to present the latest developments for Smart Systems, presentations shall focus on innovations demonstrating solutions for Smart Technologies and products regarding sizing, performance, quality, energy efficiency, compatibility, reliability, durability and compliance with international standards, data security, integrity and safety. In addition, presentations may address social and environmental aspects such as natural resources, food or farming, for instance.

We especially encourage SMEs and young researchers to submit abstracts and introduce own developments in one of the following application areas:

  • Smart Systems for Manufacture, Energy and Mobility
  • Smart Systems for Flexible Electronics and Wearables
  • Smart Systems for Food, Water and Agriculture

Within these application areas presentations shall target different cross-cutting technologies and functionalities:

  • Sensing and control
  • Monitoring and actuation
  • Flexible electronics
  • Energy supply and management
  • Miniaturisation and integration
  • Communication, network technologies including connectivity
  • Hardware and data safety and security (including durability, reliability and dependability)
  • Efficacy and efficiency, re-usability, recyclability of used materials

Presentations may furthermore cover different aspects of the Smart Systems life cycle: conception, design, prototyping, manufacturing, testing, consumption, use, service provision, standardisation etc.

Presentations will be selected by the Technical Committee.

If you wish to participate in the Call for Presentations, please submit the proposed title of your presentation, an abstract of 1,500 – 3,000 characters together with your full contact details, a short biography and a photo to the EPoSS Office via contact@smart-systems-integration.org by 28 August 2019. For submitting the abstract, please use the template, which you can download at the bottom of this page.

Invitations for selected presentations will be sent to you until 6 September 2019. Please note: abstracts that are not selected for oral presentation will be invited for poster presentation.

EPoSS Board Election 2019


Legal Regulations

According to the EPoSS Founding Statute and Amendments the Board consists of one Chairperson, two Vice-Chairpersons and all together of up to 14 Board members who are preferably industry representatives.

All members of the Board are elected by the General Assembly for a period of three calendar years (2020 - 2022).

The Board´s tasks include governance of the EPoSS Association, identification of objectives, development of strategies and supervision of the activities of the Executive Committee and the Office.

Timeline of the Board Election 2019

Call for Candidates

The EPoSS Office will prepare the Call for Candidates which will be sent at the beginning of September 2019 to all EPoSS Members. Representatives of any EPoSS Member can apply for a Board Membership, however, they should have the necessary hierarchical level to speak on behalf of their organisation. Closing date for submitting nomination letters to the EPoSS Office is the 29th September 2019 (arriving latest at 24.00 h).

The Voting Process

Each EPoSS Member has one vote. Each EPoSS Member will get a form to nominate a representative who will vote on behalf of the EPoSS Member.

The online voting is scheduled between 1st October and 10th October 2019 for those Members whose representative will not be able to attend the EPoSS General Assembly taking place prior to the EPoSS Annual Forum 2019 in San Sebastián.

The final voting will take place on 15th October 2019 at the EPoSS General Assembly.


The results of the election will be evaluated and communicated by the EPoSS Office end of October 2019.

EPoSS Board Election 2019 Timeline

Registration - Closed


It is not possible to register for the EPoSS Annual Forum 2019 anymore.

The registration closed on 9 October 2019.

Practical Guide


If you wish to learn more about EPoSS social events during the conference, or how to reach San Sebastián and the venue, please download our Practical Guide (see section "Downloads" below).

Between the conference venue and restaurants (both 15 and 16 October), a bus shuttle service will be organised. The exact schedule will be avaliable at the event.

EPoSS Start-up Award


Within the scope of EPoSS Annual Forum 2019, a contest for young (Spanish) Start-ups and innovators, will take place on 17 October, 13:45-16:00. Under the working title “EPoSS Start-up Award”, the presenters will introduce their innovations (at early or mature stages of development), concepts, ideas or business cases. The pitches will have to target Smart Systems technologies for a variety of applications areas such as Manufacture, Energy, Mobility, Flexible Electronics, Wearables, Food, Water, and Agriculture.

Furthermore, the pitches will be observed by the jury, consisting of EPoSS experts from industry and research as well as national funding organisations. The jury will have a dual role for all the contestants – on the one side, it will act as mentor and provide valuable advice on how to improve concepts and business. On the other side, the jury will have a role of a potential business partner, choosing and acknowledging the most innovative and promising idea.

The contest will be moderated by Eduardo Castellano from the Faculty of Business of the Mondragon University.