My congratulations to Sigma Orionis on its 30th anniversary! Since its creation, Sigma Orionis has participated in over 40 projects of successive European Framework Programmes for Research in the domain of Information and Communication Technologies. Several of these were international cooperation actions that have spurred links to less developed countries, progressively involving them in cutting-edge R&D activities. Other projects have contributed to the shaping of our future Internet. Looking ahead, I trust that Sigma Orionis will keep its pioneer spirit and will be able to build on the experience gained over the past 3 decades.
Deputy Director General - DG CONNECT - European Commission