Work Package 2 dealt with the identification of Critical Dependencies. Such Critical Dependencies arise if European industry is not self-sufficient in providing critical technologies/systems/capabilities to end-users.
To identify Critical Dependencies, the Critical Technology List obtained from Work Package 1 was 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 was a novelty in itself. As in other parts of the ETCETERA project, the analysis was performed by exploiting synergies between methods in novel ways.