The security and non-dependence of the supply of specific electronic components are major concerns for Europe. Research and Innovation programmes run by the European Commission (EC), the Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking (ECSEL JU) and the European Defence Agency (EDA) address technologies in electronic components and systems areas such as sensors, new materials and advanced digital systems. This workshop will focus on dual-use of electronic component technologies.
Closer cooperation in research and innovation would contribute to a better leveraging and a more efficient use of private and public investments contributing to Europe’s growth and competitiveness
The objective of the workshop was to present projects in areas where commonalities can be jointly exploited. It encouraged the debate on different ways to improve cooperation for fostering dual-use component technologies, as recommended in the report of the High-level Group on Key Enabling Technologies. The workshop addressed, among others, non-dependence, common requirements but also differences.
The report following this workshop emphasises the importance of cooperation between defence, space and civil research.