Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

The global betting and gaming brand 12BET becomes Official Partner of the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

Infront brings the global betting and gaming company on board for the prestigious badminton highlight of the year ZUG, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and 12BET have agreed a partnership that will see the global betting and … Read the full press release

The new marathon league Asian Premier Marathons (APM) has officially been launched in Beijing

Beijing, China, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Asian Premier Marathons (APM), a new marathon league jointly established by Infront China and the Beijing, Beirut and Seoul Marathons, under the leadership of Asian Athletic Association (AAA), has officially been launched in Beijing today. … Read the full press release

Garmin: synthetic vision (SVX) and pilot-configurable checklists within the Garmin Pilot app

Adds split-screen synthetic vision to both platforms; launches new features and connectivity options Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Garmin is pleased to announce several new enhancements and an expanded feature set for the Garmin Pilot application on Apple and … Read the full press release

Import approval from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture for Syngenta’s Agrisure Duracade® corn trait

Import approval granted for food and feed use Agrisure Duracade offers proven control of corn rootworm Enables access to the latest Syngenta hybrids and genetics in the USA BASEL, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Syngenta announced today that it has received notification … Read the full press release

ABB rapidly staffs up its robotics division

ZURICH, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In March, the artificially intelligent AlphaGo computer system beat Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol in four games of Go, with just one loss. This was a historic match. It was the first time that the world … Read the full press release

ABB to upgrade the control and protection system for Sweden-Denmark Konti-Skan HVDC transmission link

ABB AbilityTM MACHTM control system will boost energy exchange in upgrade of Sweden-Denmark Konti-Skan link ZURICH, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB has won an order worth around $30 million from Svenska Kraftnät in Sweden and Energinet in Denmark. ABB will upgrade the control … Read the full press release

Zurich and Capgemini joint Robotic Process Automation (RPA) projects won the Information Services Group (ISG) Paragon Award

PARIS/ZURICH, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Zurich), a leading multi-line insurer, and Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing, won the Information Services Group (ISG) Paragon Award™ Europe in the “Collaboration” category for their joint Robotic Process … Read the full press release

Landis+Gyr to provide 150,000 advanced electric meters to three Central American utilities

Contract runs through 2018 to supply residential and commercial electric meters ATLANTA, GA., 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Landis+Gyr, a global leader in transforming the way energy is delivered and managed, announced contracts with three Central American utilities to provide nearly … Read the full press release

Haemophilia A: data from Roche’s HAVEN 1 published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)

Positive phase III results for Roche’s emicizumab in haemophilia A published in The New England Journal of Medicine HAVEN 1 showed emicizumab reduced bleed rate by 87% compared with on-demand bypassing agents All 12 secondary endpoints in HAVEN 1 were … Read the full press release

SGS, International Labour Organization (ILO) to deliver Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Training to SMEs

GENEVA, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS has entered into a Public Private Partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to deliver Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Training to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). SCORE is a practical training and in-factory … Read the full press release

SGS: 2749 industry standards abolished in China

GENEVA, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — According to the No. 23 Announcement issued by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China on June 2, 2017, 2749 industry standards were abolished, including certain industry standards regarding softlines. The … Read the full press release

Central Illinois Grain Inspection, Inc. acquired by SGS

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Central Illinois Grain Inspection, Inc. (CIGI), based in Bloomington, Illinois, USA. GENEVA, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — CIGI is a USDA licensed agency inspecting grains and bi-products for export and domestic quality settlements with … Read the full press release

EBU and Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) sign for Tour de France media rights through 2023

Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBU and Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) are pleased to announce they have signed an agreement for the media rights to the 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Tour de France. Besides the Tour de … Read the full press release

Swiss Re makes ESG considerations an integral part of its investment process

Swiss Re is among the first in the re/insurance industry to switch to benchmarks that systematically integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria Publication launched today by Swiss Re explains why ESG integration makes economic sense for long term investors … Read the full press release

Swiss Re Institute’s latest sigma report: Global insurance premiums up 3.1% in real terms in 2016

Global insurance premiums increased by 3.1% in 2016; down from 4.3% growth in 2015. Life premium growth slowed to 2.5% and non-life to 3.7% in 2016, due to weaker performance in advanced markets Profitability in the life and non-life sectors … Read the full press release

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Bradesco Seguros officially started the joint venture operation in Brazil

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ltd and Bradesco Seguros S.A. have closed the transaction announced in October 2016; the joint venture has officially commenced operations in Brazil The commercial large-risk portfolio of Bradesco Seguros S.A. has been integrated into Swiss Re Corporate … Read the full press release

Active start-ups can apply for the spin-off label of the University of St.Gallen at the CfE-HSG

St. Gallen, Switzerland, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New business ideas for products and services, as well as the start-ups emerging through them, are essential for our national economy. Now firms which have started out of the HSG can apply for the … Read the full press release

St.Gallen government to advance the structural development of the University of St.Gallen with three projects

St. Gallen, Switzerland, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The government of the Canton of St.Gallen intends to advance the structural development of the University of St.Gallen with three projects. Firstly, it wants to establish a new campus in the Platztor area and … Read the full press release

Swiss University of Applied Sciences Haute Ecole Arc Ingénierie uses 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop and refine its students’ engineering skills

3DEXPERIENCE Platform used for precision engineering academic programs Students learn skill sets on the same virtual applications used by industry University is part of the “Peer Learning EXPERIENCE” to digitally transform engineering education VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group exceeds current carbon emission and energy consumption targets

ZURICH, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global insurer already exceeding current carbon emission and energy consumption targets and sets new ambitious targets to be achieved by 2025. Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) has reached a great milestone in its ambition to limit … Read the full press release

Nestlé moves forward with its comprehensive value creation model

Company advancing value creation model based on profitable growth, margin improvement and capital efficiency VEVEY, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé today announced another step forward in the implementation of its comprehensive value creation model. Early in 2017, the company’s management, together … Read the full press release

Lithuania joins CERN as an Associate Member

VILNIUS, 29-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (27 June 2017), in Vilnius, Lithuania, CERN Director General, Fabiola Gianotti, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, in the presence of the President of the Republic of Lithuania, … Read the full press release

Merck Ventures forms immuno-oncology spin-out company Onctura SA in Geneva, Switzerland

iOnctura is set up to develop a pipeline of assets targeting immunosuppression in the tumour microenvironment The company will progress its portfolio of assets seamlessly into clinical evaluation, in collaboration with one of its shareholders Cancer Research Technology (CRT) The … Read the full press release

50 meters long cotton scroll paintings with Buddha’s story on display at the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich

ZURICH, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For more than 2,000 years, it has been the source of Asian literature and art: the story of Prince Vessantara, who renounced everything to become the Buddha. Cotton scroll paintings containing this story, up to 50 … Read the full press release

Alpiq and DSM started providing secondary balancing power to Swissgrid using virtual power plant

LAUSANNE, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — After successfully passing the pre-qualification process, Alpiq and DSM Nutritional Products recently started providing secondary balancing power to the national grid operator Swissgrid using a virtual power plant. The system at the Lalden chemical plant is … Read the full press release

Infront China to help Suzhou become well-known sports city

Suzhou, China, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront China and Suzhou Municipal Sports Bureau signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a strategic partnership. Infront China will help the local government to make Suzhou a first-class sports base by increasing its international … Read the full press release

Stadler: First Bimodal FLIRT To Roll-Out to Valle d’Aosta Region

Bussnang, Switzerland, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler presents the first bimodal FLIRT in Bussnang on 15 June. The train is destined for the Valle d’Aosta region. Stadler presented the very first FLIRT with bimodal drive system to an audience of customers … Read the full press release

Leica’s new DX Office Vision: Even non-experienced users can obtain professional 3D CAD drawings and visualise the detected underground utilities in a simple way

Leica DX Office Vision enables non-experienced CAD users to digitally map detected underground utilities HEERBRUGG, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leica Geosystems, industry leader in measurement technology, released today its new DX Office Vision utility post processing software for mapping ground penetrating … Read the full press release

Leica Geosystems unveils monitoring technology that provides visual information for site documentation, inspection and detection from remote access

HEERBRUGG, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leica Geosystems, industry leader in measurement technology, announced today Leica GeoMoS Imaging, a monitoring technology that provides visual information for site documentation, inspection and detection from remote access.  With GeoMoS Imaging, an image based extension to … Read the full press release

SGS brings its Internet of Things (IoT) expertise to the ITS-NY exhibition

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS will be at the ITS-NY exhibition on June 15 and 16, 2017. Data analytics solutions and asset health monitoring for the New World Fast-emerging intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are compelling agencies to look at new … Read the full press release