EPoSS Working Group meetings co-located with SSI 2015

SSI 2015 will take place in Copenhagen, 11-12 March 2015. EPoSS Working Group meetings will be held in the late afternoon of 10 March 2015 and on 12 March 2015, following the SSI conference.

SSI 2015 is

part of the activities of EPoSS. Like in previous years, EPoSS will organise two dedicated sessions, will have a booth at the exhibition, and will organise EPoSS Working Group meetings which are open to all interested participants of SSI 2015. For EPoSS members there is a special reduced rate for paticipation in the conference. Participation in the EPoSS Working Group meetings, the exhibition and the EPoSS Sessions is free of charge.

EPoSS Working Group Meetings

The EPoSS Working Group meetings are open to and free of charge for all interested participants of SSI 2015. The meetings will take place as follows:

Meeting of the EPoSS Working Group Automotive 10 March 2015, 17:30 - 19:30 (after MIG Congress and pre-conference field trip) Joint Meeting of the EPoSS Working Groups Healthy Living and Applied MNBS 10 March 2015, 17:30 - 19:30 (after MIG Congress and pre-conference field trip)
Joint Meeting of the EPoSS Working Groups Manufacturing & Robotics and Communications for Smart Devices 10 March 2015, 17:30 - 19:30 (after MIG Congress and pre-conference field trip) Meeting of the EPoSS Working Group Key Technologies
12 March 2015, 16:30 – 18:30 (after last session of SSI 2015)

EPoSS Sessions

EPoSS Session I: Investing in Smart Systems: Strategies, Competences, Opportunities, Financing & Funding
11 March 2015, 10:45 – 12:25
The development and introduction of Smart Systems presents opportunities for growth across the whole economy. But the strategies and competences to unlock these opportunities will be different from sector to sector, and also according to the position of organisations in the value chain. To help navigate this huge field and to pinpoint actions specific to an organisation, the EXPRESS Coordination Action has analysed and distilled over 70 Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) documents to reveal a multitude of Smart Systems related product, process, equipment, service and infrastructure opportunities in relevant sectors of the European economy, such as ICT, production, energy, transport, environment and the bio economy. This work also reveals the technology challenges of Smart Systems, as well as the drivers and barriers for their adoption.
In this session we will show how the findings of this "Augmented SRA" can support a customised strategy and implementation plan for any organisation. We will also show how private investment as well as European, national and regional public funding are responding to the opportunities and challenges presented by Smart Systems, and we will unveil a tool for Smart Systems players to promote and share their competences in the field and hence become more attractive for business partners and investors. EPoSS Session II: Smart Systems Integration in the JTI ECSEL and Horizon 2020 Work Programmes: Bridging the Gap between Components and Products
11 March 2015, 13:30 - 15:35
Smart Systems and the methods of their integration are key enabling technologies for a wide variety of applications, e.g. in the Internet of Things as well as for sensor based electronic systems in the domains of Industry 4.0, transport innovations, environment and climate actions, security, food and water supply. Therefore Smart Systems Integration is the subject of a substantial thematic pillar of the Joint Technology Initiative on Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership as well as other parts of the Horizon 2020 work programmes of the European Commission.
This session will discuss the underlying strategies, structure and framework conditions and provide hands-on orientation to the EPoSS community on current and future opportunities for the funding of research and innovation in the context of ECSEL, in Horizon 2020 ICT Work Programmes and in EURIPIDES².



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Participation in the EPoSS Working Group meetings, the two EPoSS Sessions and the exhibition is free of charge, but requires prior registration. Participation in the overall SSI conference is NOT free of charge, but there is a special reduced fee for EPoSS members.

The table below provides information on how and where to register:

EPoSS Sessions / Exhibition
Registration is mandatory. Please register at the event website. The link is: http://www.mesago.de/en/SSI/For_visitors/Tickets/index.htm SSI 2015 Conference

If you are not an EPoSS member, to register for the overall event, please click >>here

As EPoSS member you receive a discounted registration fee. For registration, please proceed as follows:
Step 1: Set up your personal “MyAccount” profile
Please set up your personal profile via the following link. Only in combination with this you will get access to the registration:
Step 2: Register as an EPoSS-Member
After creating your personal “MyAccount” profile, please log-in with your personal data via the following link for the registration:

EPoSS Working Group meetings
Please confirm by e-mail to the EPoSS Office which WG meetings you plan to attend.


Crowne Plaza
Copenhagen Towers
Oerestads Boulevard 114-118
2300 Copenhagen, Denmark

More information on the event is availabel at the event website