Open Innovation Day with Thales

Thales is a world-class technology leader serving the Aerospace, Space, Ground Transportation, Defence and Security markets. With the combined expertise of 64,000 employees, and operations in 56 countries, Thales is a key player in keeping the public safe and secure, guarding vital infrastructure and protecting the national security interests of countries around the globe. 25,000 R&D professionals endow Thales with a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services meeting the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows partnering and working closely with customers all over the world. 

Thales has adopted a Responsible Supplier Relations Charter to support SMEs and is a signatory to the SME Pact in France to encourage best practices in sourcing and procurement. In order to strengthen its competitiveness, Thales is pursuing actively a win-win policy of partnership and open innovation with start-ups and SMEs ; these mutually beneficial relationships must seed new technologies and develop new services and business models. Learn more about Thales.

Thales is looking for start-ups and SMEs :

  • with already customer experience and minimum viable products or services,
  • offering innovative and breakthrough solutions for each step of the ‘critical decision chain’: sensing, secure data gathering and transmitting, data processing, supporting the decision making process, acting and assessing.  

More precisely, Thales is looking for partnerships and innovative solutions in the following fields :

The selected companies will have a chance to :

Thales Speakers (to be confirmed)

Dominique Pons, ThalesTechnical Directorate, VP Technology Intelligence, Assessment and Insertion


Learn more about the registration process: Registration Procedure (pdf)

Online registration for this event is mandatory!

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Participation Fees

Member of Silicon Europe Alliance : 100 € (excl. VAT, >>please use member discount code)
Non-member of Silicon Europe Alliance : 300 € (excl.VAT)


NH Lyon Airport 915 Rue d'Espagne, 69125 Lyon


19.10.2017 Open Innovation Day with Thales

09:00 - 10:00

  • Thales presentation
  • Thales overview
  • Focus on Thales needs
  • Innovation strategy
  • Technological orientations: the CTO?s point of view> Applications and offer (market segments, products, services, solutions)

10:00 - 12:30
Pitch session
6' pitch per company + 3' questions

12:30 - 14:00

14:00 - 17:00

  • Digital transformation
  • Sensors and IoT
  • Safety & security
  • Microelectronics

17:00 - 17:30

Local contact for more information

Frank Bösenberg / Silicon Saxony Management GmbH
Phone: +49 351 8925 800

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