PCNS Passive Components Networking Symposium

Passive Components Networking Days

PCNS Passive Component Networking Symposium is a bi-annual event organised by EPCI in co-operation with an European university.

Technical papers and articles from the past PCNS events are published at the EPCI e-Symposium section here.

Venue Location

The location alternate European cities per the hosting University

Next Event

The 2nd PCNS will be hosted by Polytechica University of Bucharest in Bucharest Romania in September 2019, more information to be announced.

Last Event: 1st PCNS 2017, Brno, Czech Republic

The 1st PCNS was organised in September 2017 in Brno, Czech Republic hosted by Brno University of Technology.

see the below the 1st PCNS outcome, comments and statistics.


September 12-15th 2017 Brno University of Technology BUT hosted the 1st international passive components networking days PCNS jointly organised by European Passive Components Institute EPCI and BUT.

  • 60 Registered Participants
  • 24 Papers
  • 13 Countries
  • 7 Component Types

The above bullet points summaries the first PCNS venue dedicated to the passive components industry. The event attendees liked most the friendly atmosphere, possibility to meet new people, get new information about university research programs and new products. The unusal inspiration came from a common meeting of industry, academia, agencies and diversity of participants (space, automotive, medical, industry, etc.)


“I think, even in today’s upcoming digital age, it is still very important for people to meet face to face. The main PCNS target was to get diverse people associated with passive components over the World together and stimulate new way of thinking, knowledge growth and innovative ideas. It is high motivation for us to hear the participants’ feedback confirming the main goal was achieved and their wish to meet again in two years“

said Tomáš Zedníček Ph.D. PCNS general chair and EPCI president.

PCNS photo gallery is available here.