WP 2 deals with the identification of Critical Dependencies. Critical Dependencies arise if European industry is not self-sufficient in providing critical technologies/systems/capabilities to end-users. To identify such Critical Dependencies, the Critical Technology List obtained in WP 1 is checked for extra-European dependencies concerning:
- intellectual property rights (IPR, through patent analysis),
- trade and academic restrictions (though analysis of publicly available legal texts),
- restrictions due to high classification in dual-use technologies, and
- economic challenges (e.g. shifting production sites, lack of specialisation in EU industry, deficient research orientation, hindering or underdeveloped norms and standards, failing business models).
The analysis of Critical Dependencies in security technology is a novelty in itself. As in otherparts of the ETCETERA, the analysis is performed by combining known methods. The methods will be applied by Consortium Partners with high reputation in the respective fields, e.g. TECNALIA with their vast experience on the commercialisation of scientific results.