The Sopra Steria - Institut de France Foundation

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Our mission: digital technology serving vulnerable people and the environment 

The objective of the Sopra Steria-Institut de France Foundation is to support community projects in the area of digital inclusion in France, 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 90 projects from French 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  €5,000. 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.

The "Entrepreneurship for tomorrow" Prize: a Students & Young Entrepreneurs Challenge encouraging digital, social and environmental innovation applied to community projects.

Two distinct Awards are granted to young entrepreneurs & student winners from engineering, business schools and universities in France, in order to implement a sustainable  project:

  • a financial support ranging from €5,000 to €10,000 

  • an operational support to challenge and launch the projects,  with the help of  partners and Sopra Steria volunteers.

Our governance

The Foundation is governed by a Board, composed of members from Sopra Steria and from the Institut de France:

  • Xavier Darcos, Chairman - Chancellor of the Institut de France
  • Yves Rouilly, Honorary Chairman & Founding member - retired Sopra Steria manager
  • Laurent Giovachini, General Manager - Deputy CEO of Sopra Steria
  • Sophie Dangu, Corporate Governance & Risk Management Director Sopra Steria
  • Fabienne Mathey-Girbig, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Director Sopra Steria
  • Jean-Bernard Rampini, Founding member - Executive Board member of Sopra Steria
  • Nicolas Seguin, Founding member – retired Sopra Steria manager
  • Serge Abiteboul, Member of the Academy of Sciences (Institut de France)
  • François Baccelli, Member of the Academy of Sciences (Institut de France)
  • Yves Quéré, Member of the Academy of Sciences (Institut de France)

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

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

Over 90 projects supported with around forty associations 

Over 200 Sopra Steria volunteer project sponsors

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