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We are delighted to announce that global technology leader for the aerospace, transport, defence and security markets, Thales, is to be a headline partner and presenter at Nucleus on Thursday 19th November.

Andrew Nicholson, Thales’ Head of Open Innovation, will be presenting ‘Open Innovation for a Safer World’ in which he will outline what open innovation is, why it is important and the opportunities that this presents for SMEs and other supply chain partners. He will also discuss Thales’ current and future key research themes.

“Innovation is at the heart of Thales business ambitions. We recognise the importance of engaging with external research organisations, SMEs and academia to ensure mutually beneficial results at the heart of cutting edge technologies. We view the innovation potential in the Hampshire region as key to helping us build the right relationships to benefit from new science and emerging technologies. We are delighted to be part of the Nucleus event on the 19th Nov to see and experience some of these advances first hand.” Terry O’Sullivan, Managing Director – Thales UK Research and Technology

With over 20,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint with 61,000 employees in 56 countries allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

A biochemist by background, Andrew Nicholson spent 25 years in the MoD in a range of roles from rocket scientist to aircraft engineer before becoming Head of the Centre for Defence Enterprise within Dstl with a remit to stimulate open innovation in the defence and security environment.

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