We feel good giving back
Since we are inevitably dependent on the community which we perform our activities in, we have understood the importance of giving something in return by contributing to its lasting and sustainable development. Animated by the desire of being more than just a simple actor in the business environment, we assumed additional responsibilities in the social and community development areas.
- Ropardo supports those events / projects that generate a direct and positive impact on its strategic objectives, or which can help the company fulfill those objectives in an efficient and efficacious manner.
- Taking advantage of the cutting-edge technology we have access to, ROPARDO will take part at the development of the local community.
- ROPARDO acts in accordance with business ethical standards.
- ROPARDO always has in mind its responsibility towards customers and partners on the one hand, and towards its employees on the other.
- ROPARDO does not support actions that are likely to generate discrimination.
- The partnership proposals forwarded to ROPARDO will correspond to its long term mission, activities and objectives. The main areas considered by our company are: education (personal and professional development of young people), community (social and cultural issues).
SemiMarathon Sibiu. WeRun4LifeROPARDO team engaged in the biggest philanthropic sporting event in Romania: SemiMaraton Sibiu. The team was inspired by the events’ energy and enthusiasm, embracing this chance to actively support the community.
In 2016 we rolled in for “Dam Startul in Viata” cause submitted by BabyCare Association for purchasing modern equipment in the Neonatology Section of the Sibiu County Hospital serving the premature newborns.
Researchers’ NightROPARDO engages every September with full strength and resources in the event Researchers’ Night, offering people an interesting insight into the scientific activities of researchers.
With demonstrations of applications developed by ROPARDO Research & Innovation Center (Robo Mate, ZivaCare and Fit4Future apps), we enabled visitors of all ages to get familiar with a series of future-proof technologies and concepts through Augmented Reality simulations on various applications on smart devices like the Moverio Glasses.
IT-HSE projects students contestROPARDO has supported the contest “Hardware & Software Engineering” since 2008 mainly because our company and the contest have common values: innovation and initiative.
The contest is made of four sections: two for students – Hardware, Software, and two for high school – Software, Electronics. Participants enter the sections with projects they created individually or in groups. They are evaluated by a committee of professors and awarded three main prizes and three mentions.
Infoliceanul – “The teenager of the XXI century”With a history dating back in 1993, ‘Infoliceanul’ is the first IT contest organized in Sibiu and it is designed to encourage new-generation students to develop original software solutions and engage in IT research at high school level. Each year ROPARDO actively supports this event, not only financially but also with know-how.
Echoes about our involvement in this contest have appeared on the largest sites of social responsibility.
Model Plane ClubThe model plane section within Children’s Club Sibiu is the place for dreamers who think the sky is the limit. They are children who build a model plane in 4 – 5 months with a lot of patience and meticulousness.
Our company has supported the National Contest of Model Air Rockets organized at Saliste, Romania for more than 20 years. When the local model plane team qualified for the European Model Plane Indoor Championship, F1D organized in Belgrade, Serbia in August 2009, Ropardo was there to support and encourage them.
eUniversityOur company has developed projects centered on collaborations with educational institutions: high schools and universities.
One of the programs ROPARDO participated to is INFOSOC, a Romanian project – component of The National Research and Development Plan – development and innovation for 2001-2005. In this project, ROPARDO partnered with “Lucian Blaga” University and developed eUniv project, whose finality consisted in implementing a management solution in the academic environment. The project was a success and our solution is up and running.
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The Leader says
Ropardo is an active player in the community because we feel the desire to give something back to the society, to be a little part of an engine that moves things forward. Our focus is on personal and professional development, most of all. We take great pride in being path breakers for high school and university students. Our moment of glory is when we get to see what they create, knowing that we have contributed. And, of course, we often reap the benefits of our positive actions.”
Gabriela Candea, Research Project Manager