Sigma Orionis has been invited to contribute to a conference organised on March 5 at the Centre Universitaire Méditerranéen (CUM) in Nice by the information office of the European Parliament in Marseille. The conference started with presentations from Gaston Franco and François Alfonsi, members of the European Parliament, and from representatives from the European Commission and from regional institutions in charge of European funds or of support to companies.
Then, Roger Torrenti, CEO of Sigma Orionis, explained how the EU funds his company had received (through EU-funded projects addressing research and innovation: the European Horizon 2020 programme for the period 2014-2020) had allowed increasing its level of performance and quality, and consequently strengthening its development strategy at the international level.
Roger Torrenti declared himself as a full European supporter, and concluded his speech with a proposal : to create « European roped parties » (a reference to mountaineering) through which companies experienced in EU-funded projects could support the efforts of less experienced companies to benefit from European funds. He said he would be happy to benevolently lead such a roped party.