EADS is a leading global aerospace and defence company, whose business depends heavily on the development and integration of state-of-the-art technologies into its products to provide the necessary competitive edge in its markets.
A global network of Technical Capabilities Centres, collectively known as EADS Innovation Works, is operating the corporate Research and Technology (R&T) laboratories that guarantee the Group’s technical innovation potential with a focus on the long-term horizon. The structure of the network is consistent with the EADS R&T strategy and covers the skills and technology fields that are of critical importance to EADS.
The teams within EADS Innovation Works are therefore organized in six trans-national Technical Capability Centres:
Supporting all the EADS business units, they have the mission to identify new value-creating technologies and to develop technological skills and resources.
EADS Innovation Works fosters technological excellence and business orientation through the sharing of competences and means between the various partners of the EADS group of companies and develops and maintains partnerships with world-famous schools, universities and research centres.
The EADS Innovation Works have two main sites in Paris/Suresnes and Munich/Ottobrunn and employ approximately 600 people including doctorates and university interns. Proximity centres are maintained in Toulouse, Nantes and Hamburg to support the knowledge transfer to business units in these locations. EADS Innovation Works operates an R&T centre in Singapore and has also launched a centre in Getafe, Spain and in 2007, in the U.K. A liaison office is operating in Moscow, which facilitates relations with Russian scientific institutes.