Bert De Colvenaer

ECSEL, Executive Director

Bert De Colvenaer has been involved in the automotive industry for more than 20 years, in the field of power-train production engineering and advanced research. In 2002 he established and led the Advanced Technology Division of Toyota Europe, focusing on breakthrough research in the field of fuel cell and hydrogen, robotics and new automotive production technologies. As of 2016 he was appointed Executive Director of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking.

Speaker lectures

  • A successful European Public Private Partnership on Electronic Components and Systems

    The ECSEL Joint Undertaking - 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 Organizations are supported and co-financed by 30 ECSEL Participating States and the European Union. ECSEL JU launches annual Calls for Proposals for research, development and innovation projects. The presentation will review its structure, mandate, activities and results together with a sneak preview on the future.

Previous lectures

  • A successful European Public Private Partnership on Electronic Components and Systems

    The ECSEL Joint Undertaking - 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 Organizations are supported and co-financed by 30 ECSEL Participating States and the European Union. ECSEL JU launches annual Calls for Proposals for research, development and innovation projects. The presentation will review its structure, mandate, activities and results together with a sneak preview on the future.