Discover Thales Research & Technology

The role of Thales Research and Technology (TRT) is to extend the influence of Thales within the scientific and technical communities, offering a platform for innovation and knowledge sharing, and attracting talented science graduates to build on our acquired expertise.

Thales needs to obtain increasingly sophisticated technologies, particularly in detection, analysis and decision-making technology, in order to design and develop critical information systems.

Our innovative solutions serve customers in the fields of :

  • Secure military communications,
  • Space systems,
  • Air traffic control,
  • On-board electronics
  • Government information networks.

Research & Development (R&D)

20%
of its sales to R&D
25 000
Thales employees
+ 70%
engineers involved in the group’s technical operations

Thales is at the heart of innovation ecosystems

By building partnerships with the industrial and scientific communities, we can enhance the synergies among industrial groups, innovation-driven companies and training and research institutions.

To develop the technologies it needs, Thales relies heavily on cooperation between its research teams and the academic world. Training is also part of this global strategy of relations between our Group and the academic world, via PhD programs and the Group’s support for university chairs.

The Group supports around 220 PhD students worldwide. They work on subjects directly connected with a technical issue facing Thales.

Thales Research & Technology (TRT)

TRT operates a global network of corporate research laboratories, most of which are located on university campuses close to the company’s research partners. In addition to the Palaiseau site south of Paris, TRT operates laboratories in Reading in the United Kingdom, Delft and Enschede (T-Xchange) in the Netherlands, Singapore and Canada.