The Foundation in English

 Digital technology serving people and environment 

The objective of the Sopra Steria-Institut de France Foundation is to support  community projects in the area of digital inclusion, with employee volunteers, in four domains:

  • Education and training

  • Development of innovative solutions to make everyday life easier

  • Support to social entrepreneurs

  • Preservation of environmental resources

Since its creation in 2001, the Foundation supported over 60 projects from non-profit organisations in various areas: education and training, health and disability, social and professional inclusion, innovation, international solidarity,etc.

 

Our support

Financial support : each project is granted with a budget of minimum  €5000. Projects must be presented by French non- profit organisations and showcase the use of digital technology, bringing  a direct benefit to final users in the community.

 Are excluded projects asking for :

  • IT functional support of organisations

  • financial support only

  • donation of IT equipment only.

Sponsoring of projects by Sopra Steria employees, on the basis of volunteering. Sponsors can bring guidance and expertise in various fields:  project methodology, technical or functional expertise, mentorship,etc. The Foundation is an opportunity for our employees to share their skills for the benefit of disadvantaged people.

 

A Students  Challenge  encouraging digital, social and environmental innovation applied to community projects.

Two distinct  awards of  €10 000 and  €5000 each are granted to student winners from engineering, business schools and universities, in order to implement a sustainable  project, with the support of Sopra Steria sponsors.

 

Community holidays for Sopra Steria employees in France. The Foundation organizes specific international assignments called “community holidays” during two weeks in the schools sponsored by the Group in India: participation in the daily activities of the children, language teaching, environment awareness sessions, solar panels equipment, etc.

 

Key dates

  • 2001 : creation of the Foundation  by managers and employees, under the  aegis of the Institut de France

  • 2003 : launch of the Students’ Award and first winners

  • 2005 : first community holidays with employees

  • 2016 : the Foundation becomes  Sopra Steria-Institut de France Foundation and extends its activity to a new domain : the preservation of environmental resources.

 

Key figures

•         60 projects supported with 35 non-profit organisations and 3 schools in India.

•         40 community holidays assignments in India, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Niger, Benin, Burkina-Faso.

•         120 Sopra Steria volunteer project sponsors

•         15 awards won by engineering schools, business  schools and universities, with the participation of hundreds of students.

 

Board of the Sopra Steria-Institut de France Foundation

The Foundation is governed by a Board, composed of:

  • Gabriel de Broglie – Chancellor of the Institut de France, President of the Sopra Steria-Institut de France Foundation
  • Yves Rouilly – Honorary President of the  Foundation
  • Laurent Giovachini – General Manager of the Foundation and Deputy CEO of Sopra Steria
  • Jean-Bernard Rampini Executive Board member of Sopra Steria and President of Soderi
  • Serge Abiteboul – Member of the Academy of Sciences
  • François Baccelli – Member of the Academy of Sciences
  • Sophie Dangu – Legal Director Sopra Steria – Corporate and International
  • Fabienne Mathey-Girbig  Director of Corporate Responsibility  Sopra Steria
  • Yves Quéré –  Member of the Academy of Sciences
  • Jean Salençon –  Member of the Academy of Sciences
  • Nicolas Seguin – Founding member – retired manager