Thales inaugurates innovation hub in Singapore
Thales, a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and Defence & Security, officially inaugurated the Thales Innovation Hub Singapore, which represents the group’s first multidisciplinary innovation centre outside of Europe. The Thales team will engage customers in user centred innovation, co-designing, prototyping and testing new ideas and concepts across domains ranging from defence, maritime security to aerospace, air traffic management and smart cities.
The innovation team has been trained by the Design Thinking and Innovation Academy from the Design Singapore Council in order to apply the concept of Design Thinking innovation, a new, goal-oriented, problem solving approach developed to look at all potential alternatives of a particular design problem.
Thales has world-class credentials in research and technology, and invests 20 per cent of its annual turnover in research and development. The Singapore team will therefore draw from considerable global support, including access to the internal network of design practitioners, a global group of experts from across all Thales’ domains, which fosters cross-collaboration in order to fine-tune design and innovation. The team will be further strengthened by the partnership forged with the Singapore University of Technology and Design through collaboration and internship agreements.