Thales has been ranked among the world’s 100 most innovative companies for the fourth time in 2016. In 2015, it reported a 2.5 billion Euros activity in R&D (self-funded R&D stood for 700 million Euros). Globally it has dedicated substantial resources to the development of its innovation policy both organically (five research centres) and externally (academic relations, SMEs, start-ups and clients) through customer-centric innovation hubs and design centres.
“The 2016 rankings come as a further endorsement of the Thales’s capacity to innovate both organically and through partnerships across the entire high-tech ecosystem. We are proud that the creativity and engagement of Thales passionate staff have once again gained global recognition”, said Marko Erman, Chief Technical Officer, Thales.
According to Thales it has consistently invested in research and development over the years with a 2.5 billion Euros activity in 2015 (self-funded R&D stood at 700 million Euros) and currently holds the rights to more than 16,500 patents. Innovation is central to its strategy of growth, competitiveness and people development and focuses on scientific and technical R&D (with academic laboratories), collaboration with its ecosystem (SMEs and start-ups) and market-centered innovation (co-innovation with clients).
Digital technologies are deeply ingrained in its culture and continue to drive the Group’s business growth. As new technologies gain traction, they fuel Thales’ potential for customer-focused innovation at scale. Thales has invested substantial resources in its innovation policy both organically (five research centres) and externally with its whole ecosystem. Around the world, Thales meets with his clients and all its partners to co-innovated, through customer-centric innovation hubs and design centres. Canada, England, France, Netherlands, Singapore, China, England, France, Germany, Singapore and United States.