The EADS Innovation Works are the corporate research centres of EADS, with sites in Germany, France, Spain, Singapore and Russia and provide world-class capabilities in aeronautics, defence and space research topics. Consistent with the EADS research & technology strategy and covering the skills and technology fields that are of critical importance to the EADS group of companies, the EADS Innovation Works are organized in five trans-national Technical Capability Centres: Composites Technologies - Metallic Technologies & Surface Engineering - Structures Engineering, Production & Mechatronics - Sensors, Electronics and Systems Integration - Simulation, Information Technologies & Systems Engineering. The EADS Innovation Works are an operational and strategic entity for the creation of added value by technology innovation.