STEM Partners


At Thales in the UK we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries:



    Ground Transportation




We are the number one global provider of air traffic management systems, equipping more than 160 air traffic control centres, covering over 40% of the world’s airspace. This eases the congestion in our crowded skies and reduces delays to flights.


We provide the eyes and ears for the Royal Navy; situational awareness sensors and systems, allowing fleets to safely execute missions with greater visibility of their surroundings out at sea.


We are currently working with Transport for London to deliver the Four Lines Modernisation (4LM) programme. 4LM is a project to upgrade the signalling systems of the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines, increasing the overall capacity and efficiency of the London Underground.


We have worked with the UK Space Agency to open the UK’s first Space Electric Propulsion Integration Centre in Belfast, making electric propulsion systems for satellites. The propulsion systems raise the satellites into orbit, after separation from the launch rocket, providing manoeuvrability to keep them on station.




Rapid7 is one of the world's fastest-growing cybersecurity software vendors, formed in New York in 2000. Today, our head office is in Boston, US, and our international operation is headquartered in Reading.

Through our innovative software, managed security services and industry-leading research, we provide oversight across organisations' digital landscapes to highlight hidden network and application vulnerabilities, risky user behaviour, asset misconfiguration, cloud service usage, IT operations issues, and more. 

From our software engineers, security practitioners and consultants, to analysts and researchers - we are the Watchers on the Wall.

Rapid7 produces the advanced analytics that allows the security, IT, and operations departments to collaborate effectively across public sector, blue-chip and enterprise organisations; analysing system risk, detecting cyberattacks, prioritising remediation, measuring the impact of their actions, and responding effectively at the moment of breach.

We are passionate about education, outreach and employee diversity. With approximately one million open roles in the cybersecurity industry worldwide, it is imperative that we enable and help to educate the next generation of cybersecurity warriors. We are extremely proud to be STEM partners with Maiden Erlegh Trust.