My congratulations to Sigma Orionis on its 30th anniversary! Since its creation, Sigma Orionis has participated in over 40 projects of successive European Framework Programmes for Research in the domain of Information and Communication Technologies. Several of these were international cooperation actions that have spurred links to less developed countries, progressively involving them in cutting-edge R&D activities. Other projects have contributed to the shaping of our future Internet. Looking ahead, I trust that Sigma Orionis will keep its pioneer spirit and will be able to build on the experience gained over the past 3 decades.
Deputy Director General – DG CONNECT – European Commission
The Internet Society congratulates Sigma Orionis on its 30th anniversary of providing thought leadership and global innovation. We look forward to future opportunities to collaborate on initiatives that advance the continued open development of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world.
Lynn St. Amour
President and CEO – Internet Society (ISOC)
Sigma Orionis have been a valuable element in the ecosystem of European research. In particular in the area of ICT they used their extensive network and expertise to broaden the scope of the research and deepened its much needed inter- and cross-disciplinary elements.
Professor – University of Ljubljana – Former Minister of Science, Slovenia
I have fond memories of our interactions in Japan with a balance between the implementation of technical tools and a proactive mindset. This is the recipe for building win-win international cooperation. We need to create an environment that inspires and enthuses. “Have fun!” as the Americans say. This is also how international cooperation in research and innovation must be considered. A passion, a pleasure and a commitment.
Philippe de Taxis du Poët
Minister Counsellor, Research & Innovation – Delegation of the European Union – India
We had an excellent cooperation in the context of China-EU digital Olympics. Your professionalism and dedication impressed all our partners. Congratulations for the 30th anniversary of Sigma Orionis. We wish you a big and happy celebration!
Deputy Director General – Dept. of International Cooperation – Ministry of Science and Technology – PR China
A different spirit… Sigma Orionis is definitely different. I had the surprise at first to work with them in a European collaborative project and was intrigued by their approach, the knowledge and vision that they brought us. In addition, it is always stimulating to discuss various topics with them, whether technical or related to the many questions raised by our societies and how the digital world will impact them.
Professor – University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) – France
Sigma Orionis can look with pride back on its 30 years of achievements in designing and driving many unique projects and luminary initiatives through foresight and leadership focused on networking knowledge and skills with and by people who foster progress and change. Wishing you another 30 years of excellence and growing clout with generous impact on society.
Founder & President – IPv6 Forum
Over the last decades, I have been involved with Sigma Orionis in several initiatives between the EU and its International Cooperation Partner Countries (namely China and Africa) related to applying ICT for the socio-economic development. Sigma Orionis has a considerable knowledge of EU research and innovation policies on a global level gained through their involvement as coordinators or partners in a high number of EU-supported projects. I also contributed to many conferences and workshops organized by Sigma Orionis. They always do a first-class job as facilitators and moderators of the networking needed for this kind of cooperation activities. All events were extremely well organized and very result-oriented. I have experienced Sigma Orionis as being extremely efficient. For me, the “face and brain” of Sigma Orionis has always been Karine Valin: Karine acts and manages her team with a very high level of competence and professionalism and she is very committed to engaging stakeholders in new ways of building cooperation.
José Luis Encarnação
Professor – Former Chairman of the IST Advisory Group (ISTAG), European Commission
Through their creativity, their open mind spirit and their professionalism, Sigma Orionis has been clearly contributing to the success of the NEM European Technology Platform and particularly to its NEM summits. Thanks to the whole team!
Chairman & Executive Director – Networked Electronic Media (NEM) European Technology Platform
We recently entered into a partnership with Sigma Orionis as part of a call for proposals under FP7. Roger and his team have demonstrated an unrivalled competency and knowledge of the mechanisms for implementing such projects. Faced with each difficulty, they have systematically come up with a creative and effective solution, which, in the eyes of a start-up like ours, is the ultimate quality. And always with reassuring good humour, perhaps due in part to Sigma Orionis’ sunny location.
Founder of the collaborative platform Imagination for People – Canada