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Atos is an international information technology services company with annual revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and 78,500 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed services. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldline and Atos WorldGrid.

Atos Research and Innovation (ARI) ( is the R&D hub of Atos and a key reference for the whole Atos group. Thanks to its large experience and partnerships in the R&D&I space, ARI leverages research activities on new technologies inside and outside the Atos group, driving innovation for our customers.

ARI is located in five cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valladolid and since November 2010 in Istanbul. ARI is a founding member of the European Technology Platform NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative), and is a member of eSafety Forum, eMobility, ARTEMIS, NEM, EOS and Nanomedicine. Atos Research and Innovation participates in the following national Spanish technology platforms: LOGISTOP for Integral Logistics, eMOV for mobility, Railway, Maritime, eSEC for security, PROMETEO for embedded systems, and INES for software and services.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)