The European Commission has released the 7th FP7 monitoring report, covering the whole FP7 period. FP7 was the EU funding programme for research and innovation covering the period 2007-2013 (the Horizon 2020 programme has succeeded to FP7 and covers the 2014-2020 period). A total of 135 716 proposals have been submitted under FP7 (involving 601 024 applicants) with an average success rate of 19%. Sigma Orionis is very proud to rank within the top 5 of European SMEs (defined as organisations counting less than 250 employees) in terms of number of FP7 projects in which the company has been, or still is involved (36 projects, among which 12 coordinated by Sigma Orionis). Given its ‘research-innovation-markets’ positioning and its mission to operate internationally, Sigma Orionis has logically become, over the years, increasingly involved in these programmes and remains determined to fully contribute to these EU efforts for the benefit of the EU economy and of the EU society.