faq

Frequently Asked Questions

When a new application session opens, we commit startups to apply to one of our technological challenge sthrough an online application form. The preselected startups are thereafter invited to pitch their solution in front of a jury composed of Thales’ experts. The finals results are communicated right after this step.

 

If you have missed an application call and you wish to participate to the next season of Cyber@StationF, you can share it with us through the contact form provided on our website and we will contact you back.

Of course! Whatever the verdict, the jury will provide you as much as possible the elements justifying their choice and will not hesitate to invite you to renew your application if it is relevant.

A refusal from the jury may indeed not be due to a lack of quality of your startup, but may simply be justified by the fact that your startup would not fully benefit from the program at this stage of its development, or your solution was not suiting to the challenges of the promotion. In any case, we would be delighted to see your evolution and to re-study your application.

The program has a 6 months duration target, divided into 2 stages of 3 months. The first three months constitute the exploration and definition phase of the different use cases that will be developed during the second period. At the end of this first three months, a decision point is made to select the use cases that will be developed during the next 3 months.

If no relevant project is retained between one startup and Thales at this stage, it is possible to stop the partnership by mutual agreement while allowing the startup to stay at Station F until the end of the program so that it can take full advantage of this ecosystem.

 

We give startups the opportunity to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement in order to guarantee that their technologies and solutions stay theirs, and that Thales won’t take possession of it. No claims have been made to date.

Zero! The program is completely free for you. We don’t take any equity in your company, and we don’t ask for any financial compensation in return for your participation. Only remains at your charges your trip and accommodation costs. Anyway, the main charge we ask you is your precious time.