Thales-Incremental Collaboration Charter

Incremental-Thales Collaboration Charter

At  this week, we have taken the exciting step of solidifying our collaborative values and relationship with Thales Transport in a new ‘Thales – Incremental Collaboration Charter’, signed by Andrew Bell, VP Thales GTS UK and Daniel Lee-Bursnall, our CEO and Founding Partner.

Innotrans Thales CollaborationOutlining our key collaborative behaviours and values, this charter documents how we work in partnership to help our rail customers gain the maximum from their data to deliver high performing, customer-focused rail services.

From experience, we know that collaboration cultivates innovation in the rail industry. Across the industry we share a common goal, to ensure the railways are safe, high performing and future-proof. Working collaboratively to solve complex challenges strengthens our ability to deliver pioneering solutions that might otherwise be too challenging to develop independently. Joining forces with fellow innovators, like Thales, enables SMEs to gain a deeper understanding of how technology and specialisms can combine to shape an integrated transport network.

Past joint ventures with Thales include the development of the Automated Rail Geospatial Observation System (ARGOS) and research and development for Fibre Optic Acoustic Sensing (FOAS). Our successful partnership has earned us an industry-first collaborative working accreditation for our efforts, and our meeting today formalises our joint collaboration charter.

Pictured here are the teams with Andrew Bell and Daniel Lee-Bursnall finalising the charter, as we join Innovate UK and Innovate UK KTN at their InnoTrans stand, at 230H in Hall 2.2.

Daniel Lee-Bursnall, CEO & Founder, commented:
As an SME, we’re incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work in partnership with the Thales team. They saw the potential in us from day one and recognised we would be a valuable collaborator.
“Having envisioned and delivered a number of projects together, as well as achieving the ISO 44003 accreditation earlier this year, signing this collaboration charter is another fantastic step to reinforce our collaborative relationship.”