Atos Origin SAE is the 5th largest IT Consulting company, the 1st which has worldwide headquarters in Europe.
Its R&D&I division is called Atos Research & Innovation [ARI]. It is the R&D hub of the company. Thanks to its large expertise in the R&D&I scope, ARI leverages research activities on new technologies inside and outside Atos Origin group and takes the research outcomes to customers, introducing innovative elements in their business processes. ARI is a founding member of the European Technology Platform NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative), and is also a member of other international platforms.
ARI focuses on the project accomplishment, combining the economic exploitation of investigation’s results and the most up-to-date technological developments with a high awareness of the human factors (education sciences, disability-related issues, cultural diversity, multilingualism). ARI has performed around 300 R&D&I projects since 1987, and has recently received three awards: the national prize on R&D excellence, Mare Nostrum, granted by the Ministry of Education and Science on Nov 30th, 2010, the Enterprise-University Award granted by Her Highness Princess Elena and the Council of Chambers of Commerce of Spain on Nov 12th 2010, and the Best paper award of IARIA (International Academy research and Industry Association). Atos got the role of EU4ALL coordinator