In Qatar, Thales is continuously developing its local cooperation for key programmes that the Group is involved in. Thales launched a Thales Innovation Hub in the country to further develop its expertise in cybersecurity and in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC).
Since 2012, Thales and Qatar Airways have jointly operated a technology research, development and training centre at the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP). This laboratory houses state-of-the-art IFEC equipment that supports software and application prototyping, content integration, system level testing
Since 2016, Thales has sponsored a Chair with Qatar University housed in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department at the College of Engineering (CENG), the Chair provides training opportunities for Qatari students on new and emerging technologies in the field of cybersecurity.
In April 2019, Thales renewed its partnership with Qatar University in providing cutting edge Cyber Range software platform in order to deliver advanced trainings for students.
Thales provides Executive MBA credits to the Qatar Armed Forces, with HEC Paris.