An open-innovation platform to build partnerships we can trust

AI@Centech is one of the corporate accelerators of the Thales Group. Its purpose is to co-develop innovative solutions with startups and SMBs for the five major markets served by the Group: digital identity and security, defence, aerospace, space and transport.

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An international program for growth-stage AI-enabled startups looking to promote the use of Artificial Intelligence in critical decision support.



A springboard for Canadian MilTech small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) looking to get their niche applications into the supply chain and into the hands of the people who need them most.


Thales champions start-up innovations in artificial intelligence with season 5 of AI@Centech

Following a global call for partnerships, Thales has selected four start-ups that have responded to one or more of the eight AI-focused challenges in this fifth season. This year's collaborations focus on solving innovative real-world problems in the defense and space sectors.

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Thales invests in Canadian startup, AI Redefined (AIR)

Thales today announces that it has invested in the Canadian startup AI Redefined (AIR), which has created a new AI training capability where humans and machines learn continuously from each other to address sophisticated challenges in real time. AIR took part in the inaugural cohort of Thales’ AI@Centech startup acceleration program in 2019.

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From the development of Edge AI in safety-critical systems to improving human-machine collaboration, our challenges aim to shape the future.

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Thales is a global technology leader investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations in digital identity and security, defence and security, aerospace, space, and transport.

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