Help push AI, Machine Learning and Biodiversity forward in Thales.

Thales is inviting students in the UK to put their minds together to tackle real-world problems and scenarios in some of today's most popular topics - Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Biodiversity.

Gaining new perspectives from active UK students will help Thales continue to be at the forefront of innovation and the sustainability agenda. To learn more, click on the live Challenges below and register to submit your Solution today!

Thales Group

Innovating for Biodiversity Across UK Work Sites

  • Student Challenge
  • Award: £3000
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Thales Group

Displaying AI to Improve Data Identification

  • Student Challenge
  • Award: £3000
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Thales Group

Train Agents in an Open AI Environment

  • Student Challenge
  • Award: £3000
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What is a Challenge?

A Challenge is a process in which people submit answers to problem-focused questions that companies need to resolve. Many Challenges come with guaranteed payouts of cash prizes.

What are you expected to do?

To be in with a chance of winning, students must submit a detailed description of their solution. Solutions must be relevant to the Challenge question and details in the description.

What are the benefits?

Students can boost their CV working on real-world problems, gain exposure to global companies and, if awarded, their solutions can earn up to £15,000.

Thales Group

Since 2000, the year Thales was created, the Group has been on a mission to develop solutions which are increasingly sustainable and that help our customers think smarter and act faster mastering ever greater complexity at every decisive moment along the way.

Academia at the Heart of Innovation

Thales Group builds on an innovation ecosystem that has been co-developed with its customers, based on academic and entrepreneurial partnerships.

Today, Thales is recognised in many countries as one of the best employers, especially for young engineers. Thales has long sought to reflect the diversity of the world in which it operates through a proactive policy on diversity and inclusion. These Student Challenges represent a continued step to include academic minds in their innovation ecocystem and to engage young diverse talent.

Why Participate?

Stand Out

Get exposure to global businesses and add a differentiator to your CV

Gain Experience

Test your skills and knowledge in real life challenges

Get Rewarded

Win cash rewards and land internship positions

Here's how the Challenge process works:


Sign up and complete your Solver profile

Review & Accept

Read the description of the Open Challenges in the Challenge Center and accept the Challenge Specific Agreement


Upload proposed solution(s) you have developed for a specific Challenge


Receive cash awards for solutions accepted by Seeker organizations

What Are The Guidelines?

30 Day Solving Period

Individual students or teams of 4 students have 30 days to submit a solution to real life business challenges.

Active UK Students Only

Undergraduate and graduate students from UK higher-education institutions that are 18 years or older can participate.

Final Pitch Event

The top student solutions are invited to compete in the final pitch event, in front of a evaluation panel.