A unique capability
Patrice Caine, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Innovation is nothing new at Thales. It has always been part of the Group’s history and remains crucial to our success today and into the future. We invest heavily in innovation: more than 25,000 Thales employees are directly involved in research and technology, which represent almost 3 billion euros in revenues every year and account for more than 700 million euros in self-funded R&D.
But innovation at Thales is not driven by investment alone. It’s driven by passion — a passion for discovering new ways to step up to the challenges of modern society. Today, we bring to the table a unique combination of technologies and talent. We build on a unique heritage of technical excellence, drawing strength from our global dimension and from the diversity of our workforce. We pride ourselves on being one of the few companies in the world with the capability to be boundary pushers.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Thales
Today, connectivity and connected objects, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence constitute fantastic innovation accelerators, so long as these technologies are developed in a highly secure way. They are at the centre of digital transformation and make Thales a major player in this domain.
Through a series of interviews, Marko Erman, Chief Technology Officer at Thales, discussed these coming technological challenges, and by doing so gave a glimpse of the Group’s wide-ranging fields of expertise. These are the “Thales Worlds”.
The Innovation through years
Research and TechnologyThales Research and Technology (TRT) is tasked with extending the influence of Thales within the scientific and technical community, providing a platform for innovation and knowledge sharing, and attracting talented science graduates to expand in-house ex