Corporate Programs

Centech’s Collision Lab develops tailored corporate programs for its partners

Open innovation challenges

Through these programs, the Collision Lab and its partner companies regularly call on technology startups to submit innovative solutions that address their growth challenges.

IN PROGRESS - Cohort start date: June 2024

Safran Explore Canada

Developed in partnership with Centech, the Safran Explore Canada program aims to identify Canadian startups and scaleups that can collaborate with Safran in several strategic areas and help the Group meet the challenges of decarbonization and digitalization in the aerospace industry.

ONGOING – Next cohort in Fall 2024

AI@Centech, Thales corporate AI accelerator

AI@Centech is one of the corporate accelerators of the Thales Group. Its purpose is to co-develop innovative solutions with startups and SMBs for the five major markets served by the Group: digital identity and security, defence, aerospace, space and transport.

Completed - Last cohort in 2022

Centech 5G Development Hub

Created by Verizon and Centech, in collaboration with Bell Canada, the 5G Development Hub provides startups and scaleups with a unique opportunity to realize the transformative power of 5G and Mobile Edge Compute (MEC).

The 5G Development Hub program is a great example of large companies and startups co-developing innovative solutions.

In this video, see how the program enabled startups to innovate thanks to Centech and its partner companies, and the power of 5G!

Curious to learn more about our open innovation services?