At Thales, ‘innovation’ isn’t a word we use lightly. It’s a value we’ve built into the very core of our business, informing everything we do and guiding us in our work in the UK and beyond. This is why for ten of the last 11 years, we’ve been named one of the top 100 most innovative global companies and research institutes.
We work with the UK government, Ministry of Defence, and wider strategic organisations to inform the security and stability of the nation, using our network of researchers, academics, engineers and experts to bring together new ideas and solve our customer’s greatest challenges.
And our Research, Technology and Innovation (RTI) centre in Reading forms the UK’s part of our global corporate research network; a hub of knowledge and expertise spanning topics including artificial intelligence, cyber security, communications, data analytics, human-machine teaming, and much more.
Our dedication to facilitating innovation is what allows us to drive structural improvements to the UK’s technology, communications, and security as a whole. This is what sets Thales apart.
Government, communications experts, and defence organisations turn to us for guidance, looking to our expertise and research to inform the way they conduct their operations. We form the backbone of many vital structural operations across the UK from communications to defence – and none of this would be possible without our widespread network of the world’s leading experts and specialists across multiple scientific disciplines.
We strongly value agile and forward-thinking enterprises, and so we partner with SMEs up and down the country to help maximise their potential and deliver outstanding results for our customers.
We partner with universities, helping to nurture their talent within academia and ultimately bringing new ideas to the table. And by collaborating with industry and innovation hubs, we’re able to anticipate and reduce technical and market risks, improve efficiency, and solve our customers’ biggest strategic challenges
Our heritage of innovating
Our heritage goes back over 140 years. From airborne surveillance during the first World War to developing a space propulsion subsystem to Mars, we have always strived to push technology forwards.
80+Employees, 11 PhDs, 27 specialists and experts, and 2 visiting professors
1 of 5International corporate research centres
79published papers, and 48 research papers