STACCATO aimed to propose methods and solutions for the creation of a security
market and a structured supply chain in Europe. In line with ESRAB
recommendations, it went beyond research needs and gap analysis already
undertaken through efforts supported by PASR, by identifying implementation
measures. To this end, STACCATO:
- mapped existing competencies in the EU-27, highlighting particularly the
role of the SMEs in order to integrate their innovation potential and examine
ways to effectively undertake a coordination of the European Security and
Technological Industrial Base (STIB),
- proposed a methodology for a technological watch,
- analysed the conditions and proposed recommendations to develop a common
European Security Equipment Market (ESEM), by identifying common needs, taking
into account regulatory issues and coordinating with regional, national,
international and EU security research programmes.
These activities were supported by an enlarged multisector stakeholders
platform composed of users, industry, SMEs, academia and think tanks of the
EU-27 based on the SeNTRE and ESRAB experience.
Supply Chain Involvement (including SMEs and new Member States)
objective was to address the whole supply chain, thus expanding the
involvement of science and technology providers to the new Member States as
well as to European SMEs.
Technology watch and STIB mapping in EU 27 (including SMEs)
aimed at assessing the competences of the supply chain in Europe through
technology watch and mapping of the equipment and technology environment and
the STIB. This analysis took into account the existing capabilities in the EU
27 and worldwide in order to identify the starting point in Europe and the
gaps that need to be filled in order to answer the European needs.
Establishment of stakeholder platforms/network
objective included representatives of SMEs and new Member States who have
specific capabilities in the existing network of industry, research and
technology organizations, think tanks, academia and users.
Coordination with existing or planned research programmes in Europe
identified common research projects or programmes at the national, regional,
European and international level and thus contributed to the synergy and
complementarity of FP7 Security research activities.
Promoted the creation of a European security equipment and system market
above mentioned technology watch, STIB mapping and comparison of existing
research programmes in Europe allowed for the necessary analysis for the
future creation of a common market in the security field.
Priorities and recommendations identification, integration and dissemination
presented a methodology for a dynamic scenario for threats and vulnerabilities
assessment, technological challenges, priorities and recommendations for a
common market for security solutions and support to the European STIB.
( G.A. SEC6-SA-214200, Starting Date: 15/01/2007, Duration: 16 months,
Coordinator: AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe - ASD )