Thales // xPlor

French aerospace, defense and security firm Thales, recently launched Thales xPlor to search for partnerships and technologies that can help grow Thales’s businesses. The xPlor team identifies promising ideas, tests them with customers, and develop them into solutions that can turn into businesses. CEO Allan Pellegrini describes this program as “a catalyst for connecting our initiatives at Thales to all of the exciting entrepreneurial ideas flowing from research institutions and small business startups in the U.S.” One pioneering product is the Dragonfly, an augmented reality display originally used by military fighter pilots, and now successfully being implemented by Texan neurosurgeons.

Leaders: Pete Roney (CIO)

Learn More: xPlor Homepage | About the initiative