Every year, the Thales Foundation launches a call for projects amongst its collaborators and rewards more than a dozen selected projects following after a full evaluation. The 13 projects in 2015 and the 13 projects in 2016 will receive financial support from the Foundation in 2015-2016, and Thales employees are welcome to help on a voluntary basis.
Most of the projects selected so far have a focus on education, trying to rekindle young people’s interest in science and technology. Some of them are developing new digital tools to improve access to education in poorer countries. Others are testing new ways to meet the educational needs of children who have dropped out of school. Finally, three projects cover humanitarian emergencies to better prepare people to limit the impact of natural disasters.