AI@Centech, a Thales corporate accelerator

Thales is a global technology leader with more than 81,000 employees on five continents. The Group is investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – Big Data, artificial intelligence, connectivity, cybersecurity and quantum technology – to build a future we can all trust. Trust is essential for societies to flourish, with humans playing a central role in every critical decision.

Thales's high-tech solutions, services and products help companies, organisations, and governments to achieve their goals and ambitions. And in each of our five vertical markets — digital identity and security, defence and security, aerospace, space, and transport — our customers play a vital role in society.

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Order intake

€19.9 bn

Self-funded R&D

€1 bn


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.


Driving Canadian innovation from coast-to-coast

For more than 50 years, customers including Canada’s Department of National Defence and the Canadian Coast Guard have relied on Thales as a prime contractor and long-term partner enabling the Canadian Armed Forces and other defence entities to achieve mission success.

With defence activities from coast to coast in the naval, maritime, ground and air domains, Thales Canada partners with over 500 Canadian businesses, creating domestic economic impact of more than $140 million annually. In support of Canada’s digital transformation, Thales is committed to the development of innovative Canadian technologies and made-in-Canada defence and security solutions.

About us

Our partnership with the CENTECH

Dedicated to Deeptech and medTech companies with high growth potential, Centech is a world-class business incubator based in Montreal.

Centech is a non-profit organization open to everyone and offers two support programs for startups.

Since 2018, Centech has its own open innovation lab, Collision Lab, where large corporations are supported to integrate technology projects thanks to the agility of startups and the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Centech was recognized by UBI Global as one of the most successful university incubators in the world.

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