Atos Origin s.a.e is the Spanish branch of a major international information technology services company, Atos Origin plc. Atos Origin’s business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenue is EUR 5.5 billion and it employs 50,000 professionals in 40 countries. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades under the names of Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner of the Olympic Games and a founding member of the European Technology Platform NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative) officially launched in September 2005 as industry’s commitment to cooperate on research and innovation in the strategic software, Grids, eServices and security sector for Europe. Atos Research & Innovation, node of R&D at Atos Origin in Spain, is a point of reference for innovation for the whole Atos Origin group. It has achieved a high degree of competence in the European Union due to the diverse international projects in which the former companies Sema Group and SchlumbergerSema have been involved since 1989. Over the years, a strong partnership with several public and private institutions from all European Countries has been consolidated. In many of these projects the department has counted on the involvement of Eastern Europe countries as well as countries from the Mediterranean area, North Africa, Latin America and Asia. Atos Research & Innovation (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, and multilingualism). ARI consists of 12 research units which work in different R&D areas: the unit that will manage this project is the Innovation Management Unit.
Relevant previous experience
• ARI has developed more than 200 R&D&I projects in the last 15. Atos Origin is No. 5 as global R&D actor, No. 2 as industrial actor and No. 1 as global R&D leader in the Spanish R&D&I community.
• The Innovation Management Unit has led the Disrupt-IT Integrated Project finished in 2004 dealing with methodologies and tools related to Disruptive Innovation.
• eCollaboration and User Involvement (Collaboration@Rural IST-2006-34921: Collaborative Platform for Working and Living in Rural Areas, CoreLabs IST-2006-35065: Co-Creative Living Labs for Collaborative Working Environments, CLOCK IST-2006-35296: Challenges of Collaborative Working Environments).
Role in the project:
ATOS is the leader of work package 7 (Dissemination).