Wellcome commits $100m to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation

LONDON, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome is committing $100m to a new partnership to create vaccines for epidemic diseases. CEPI – the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation – launches on Thursday 19 January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. … Read the full press release

Report: commitment to Ebola vaccine development must continue

LONDON, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A panel of international experts has called for continued commitment to Ebola vaccine development to fully prepare for the next outbreak. The Ebola vaccine developed during the West African epidemic is the first to be shown … Read the full press release

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to receive Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on 31 January, 2017

STOCKHOLM, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On Tuesday 31 January, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. Talks between the two will primarily address the future of the EU and current issues such as security and migration. … Read the full press release

German Association of the Automotive Industry: Restrictions within NAFTA would have a major adverse effect on the economy

BERLIN, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry, comments on the latest announcements by future US President Donald Trump “We take the statements seriously. However, first of all we have to wait … Read the full press release

Covestro at the “Folien + Fahrzeug” conference on February 8 and 9, 2017 in Bad Kissingen

Demonstrator for decorative and functional film solutions LEVERKUSEN, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro has developed a wide range of films for car interiors. The focus is on displays and operating panels that are protected by scratch-resistant, glare-free films. Using them enables … Read the full press release

DNV GL research on the role of standards in helping businesses to withstand the climate change challenges

OSLO, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Extreme weather is listed as the No.1 global risk this year by the World Economic Forum. In addition, the draft recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures call for a transparent and consistent process … Read the full press release

DNV GL survey of nearly 500 commercial facility managers across the United States

OAKLAND, CA, United States, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL today released findings from a comprehensive survey of nearly 500 commercial facility managers across the United States to analyze the current patterns of energy management and efficiency investments in large- and … Read the full press release

Shire plc: U.S. FDA acknowledged receipt of the Class 2 resubmission of a New Drug Application (NDA) for SHP465

Lexington, Mass., USA, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged receipt of the Class 2 resubmission of a New Drug Application (NDA) for SHP465, a long-acting, triple-bead, … Read the full press release

Switzerland involved in global action plan on role of statistics in sustainable development

The first UN World Data Forum was held in Cape Town, South Africa on 15-18 January. It concluded with the presentation of a global action plan in which Switzerland has been actively involved. Switzerland was represented by a mixed delegation … Read the full press release

Switzerland and China signed ten agreements, conventions and protocols during Chinese president XI Jinping visit to Switzerland

The Chinese president, XI Jinping, ended his state visit to Switzerland on Wednesday and was seen off by Federal Councillor Alain Berset, the vice president of the Federal Council, in Geneva. Earlier Federal Councillor Berset and President XI Jinping met … Read the full press release

Aluplast leases warehouse and manufacturing space at the Logicor Poznań III distribution centre

LONDON, 18-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aluplast sp. z o.o., the largest supplier of PVC window systems on the Polish market, has signed a lease for 10,000 sq m of warehouse and manufacturing space at the Logicor Poznań III distribution centre. Bartek … Read the full press release

Abellio and Mitsui to run Greater Anglia rail franchise in a 60:40 joint venture

Japanese company identified as the best partner to support Abellio in delivering ambitious programme of improvements UTRECHT, 18-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Abellio UK (“Abellio”) has signed an agreement to sell 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise to Mitsui & Co., … Read the full press release

BASE collaboration at CERN reports most precise measurement ever made of the magnetic moment of the antiproton

GENEVA, 18-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a paper published today in the journal Nature Communications, the BASE collaboration at CERN1 reports the most precise measurement ever made of the magnetic moment of the antiproton, allowing a fundamental comparison between matter and … Read the full press release

Arts at CERN and FACT call on artists to enter submissions for the COLLIDE International Award

Geneva/ Liverpool, 18-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (16 January 2017) Arts at CERN and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) announce its international call for artists to enter submissions for the COLLIDE International Award. This is the second year of this … Read the full press release

Transport for Greater Manchester awards Ferrovial consortium contract to operate and maintain Metrolink tran network

Amey, a Ferrovial Services subsidiary, and global public operator Keolis have been chosen to operate and maintain Manchester Metrolink, the largest tram network in the United Kingdom. The contract runs for up to 10 years. Amey and Keolis have been operating … Read the full press release

The Van Gogh Museum spring exhibition: ‘Prints in Paris 1900: From Elite to the Street’

On view from 3 March until 11 June 2017. AMSTERDAM, 18-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Van Gogh Museum is devoting itself this spring to ‘Prints in Paris 1900: From Elite to the Street’ – a major exhibition of work from … Read the full press release

Van Gogh Museum announces the appointment of Martijn Pronk as Head of Digital Communication

AMSTERDAM, 18-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Martijn Pronk has been appointed Head of Digital Communication at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, effective 1 February 2017. His tasks will include giving further shape to the museum’s updated digital communication strategy, expanding its … Read the full press release

The Alan Turing Institute announces its Data Ethics Group members

LONDON, 18-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — We are delighted to announce the membership of The Alan Turing Institute’s Data Ethics Group. Made up of academics specialising in ethics, social science, law, policy-making, and big data and algorithms, the group will be responsible … Read the full press release

Volvo Construction Equipment to move its headquarters from Brussels, Belgium to Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has today announced that the company’s global headquarters will move from its current location in Brussels, Belgium to Gothenburg, Sweden. The relocation will facilitate closer cooperation with the Group’s other business areas and allow for … Read the full press release

Germany’s central bank Deutsche Bundesbank to turn 60 in 2017

The central bank has been ensuring stable money in Germany and Europe since 1957 Frankfurt am Main, 18-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This year, the Deutsche Bundesbank will be celebrating its 60th anniversary. The legislation which brought it into being, the Bundesbank Act … Read the full press release

Statoil awarded interests in 29 exploration licences on the Norwegian continental shelf

Stavanger, Norway, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In connection with the Award in Predefined Areas (APA) for 2016 Statoil has been awarded interests in 29 exploration licences on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), 16 of these as operator, and 13 as … Read the full press release

Statoil plan for development and operation of Utgard and Byrding approved by the authorities

The plan for development and operation for the Utgard and Byrding fields in the North Sea has been approved by the authorities. Utgard is a gas and condensate field on Norwegian and UK continental shelf while Byrding is an oil … Read the full press release

Statoil announces oil and gas discovery close to Norne

One year after the licence award Statoil has made an oil and gas discovery close to Norne estimated at between 20 and 80 million barrels. Stavanger, Norway, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — “It’s great kicking off the new year with a … Read the full press release

ING ranks fifth in the 2017 list of world’s 100 most sustainable corporations by Corporate Knights

AMSTERDAM, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ING is fifth in the 2017 list of world’s 100 most sustainable corporations. The ranking is done by Corporate Knights, the world’s largest magazine focused on sustainability and responsible business. The Global 100, now in its … Read the full press release

SEAT’s technological equipments get a second life in an educational setting at the University College of Industrial Design EUDI

MARTORELL, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT has donated technological equipment for educational use to the University College of Industrial Design EUDI, which is attached to the University of A Coruña. The material includes 18 Wacom Cintiq tablets and three screens which … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space demonstrates refuelling contacts between C295W and H225M Caracal helicopter

GETAFE, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has followed its recent successful demonstration of air-to-air refuelling between two C295W medium transports with a demonstration of refuelling contacts with a H225M Caracal helicopter. In the trial, performed jointly with Airbus … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space delivers 10th Eurostar satellite SES-10 to Cape Canaveral for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX

TOULOUSE, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SES-10, the 10th Eurostar satellite built by Airbus Defence and Space for Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES, has left the Airbus cleanrooms in Toulouse, France, and has been shipped to Cape Canaveral for its forthcoming launch by … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space to sell its 49 percent share in Atlas Elektronik Group to thyssenkrupp AG

MUNICH, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has entered into an agreement to sell its 49 percent share in Atlas Elektronik Group to thyssenkrupp AG based in Essen, Germany. With this acquisition, thyssenkrupp, which to date has held a 51 percent … Read the full press release

Airbus calls on SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs and students for the “Enter the SpaceDataHighway” challenge

Aims to foster innovation for its brand-new laser-based space communication system Winner will be awarded €75,000 investment and will get support of Airbus BizLab TOULOUSE, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Transmitting large volumes of data in near real time through space at … Read the full press release

Bosch strengthens its position in custom system and software development services with the acquisition of ITK Engineering AG

Expanding development services business ITK Engineering will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH ITK Engineering will remain an independent legal entity with its own brand Acquisition will strengthen Bosch’s position in the market for engineering services Abstatt/Rülzheim, … Read the full press release