Thales selects two Swiss startups for its cybersecurity program12.10.2017 10:48
Thales has revealed the names of the 9 startups selected to join its 6-month cybersecurity programme at STATION F, the world’s largest startup campus in Paris. Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets with 64,000 employees in 56 countries.
As the European leader in digital technologies for defence and security applications, Thales plays a pivotal role in the security market. For many years, Thales has put its collaborative approach at the heart of its strategy as the Group believes cooperation between SMEs, startups and industrials is a considerable source of innovation. Last June, through its recently-launched Digital Factory, Thales has been selected by STATION F, the world’s largest startup campus, to manage its cybersecurity programme.
Thales’s mission is to accelerate the development of startups by providing them with business advice, technical expertise and access to its core markets: aerospace, space, ground transportation, defence and security. Thales will foster the engagement of its employees to work along with the startups and share their expertise of the markets in order to co-create value for the clients and co-develop innovative solutions and services.
During a rigorous selection process, Thales has chosen 9 startups (4 from France and 5 from abroad – Poland, US, Israel, Switzerland and Netherlands), adding value to the Group’s global cybersecurity offer and complementary to each other, offering clients solutions covering the whole cybersecurity chain. The 2 following Swiss startups have joined STATION F this week and will stay at the campus for the 6 coming months:
Inpher and its specialists in encryption work to improve the combination of security and usability by enabling analytics and machine learning on encrypted data;
Biowatch develops a wearable biometric technology as an alternative solution to current authentication methods (PIN, passwords, cards, keys, fingerprint, face), based on vein recognition.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.
In 2017, Thales created its Digital Factory to accelerate its digital transformation and that of all customers. This structure, a fully-fledged digital platform for industry-focused services, brings together some 150 world-class experts in key digital technologies to serve Thales’s customers on its five core markets: aerospace, space, ground transportation, defence and security.
As the European leader in digital technologies for defence and security applications, Thales plays a pivotal role in the security market. The Group’s security teams work with government agencies, local authorities and enterprise customers to develop and deploy integrated, resilient solutions to protect citizens, sensitive data and critical infrastructure.
Picture: Station F, Patrick Tourneboeuf