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Leonardo signs EUR 290 million contract with UK Ministry of Defence for IFF technology upgrade

The team will upgrade the IFF systems, which automatically recognise whether vehicles are friend or foe, on 31 UK platform types  The new, more-secure Mode-5 IFF technology is mandated for all NATO nations for installation by 2020 Leonardo and HENSOLDT … Read the full press release

Vienna Insurance Group launches comprehensive digitalisation project to be implemented within the Group

Launch of Genesis digitalisation project VIENNA, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Polish VIG Group company Compensa has launched the most comprehensive digitalisation project to be implemented within the Group. The total investment amount is around EUR 25 million and Vienna Insurance … Read the full press release

ZEISS launches new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon

The tenth lens in the ZEISS Milvus series for DSLR cameras already shows its many benefits at full aperture OBERKOCHEN, Germany, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ZEISS has launched a new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon1 and Nikon2 on … Read the full press release

DiaSorin, QIAGEN to develop new tests for DiaSorin’s LIAISON family of analyzers

Saluggia, Italy; Hilden, Germany, and Germantown, Maryland, USA, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DiaSorin (FTSE Italy Mid Cap: DIA) and QIAGEN (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: QIA) announced today a new collaboration to develop new tests for DiaSorin’s LIAISON family of … Read the full press release

Leicester and East Anglia Universities to identify monkey populations that have declined through hunting

LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Universities of Leicester and East Anglia lead research to identify biodiversity through satellite data Earth Observation technology can map human settlements to predict where monkey populations have declined through hunting ‘High-throughput DNA sequencing’ can tell … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to improve the accuracy of police dogs in identifying human remains

Research looks at specific chemical aspects of tissue decomposition to train victim recovery police dogs Different tissue types release similar organic compounds which can be detected by dogs Only research within the UK to apply novel multidimensional chromatography technique to … Read the full press release

SSAB joins Women in Tech initiative to increase the number of women in SSAB’s top management

SSAB has joined the Women in Tech network, coordinated by Technology Industries of Finland. STOCKHOLM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — “The Women in Tech initiative aims at increasing the number of women in the field of technology. Activities in the organization’s network … Read the full press release

KUKA: KR AGILUS robot used in applications to deflash die-cast aluminium components at Grind Master

Grind Master, a global leader in metal finishing and deburring machines, has become an integrator for KUKA starting January 2016. The small robots of the KR AGILUS series in its portfolio deflash die-cast aluminium components with high consistency and quality. … Read the full press release

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and University of Bristol form the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH)

£2.3 million research partnership between the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the University of Bristol could help unlock larger and more powerful wind turbines than ever before. BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Forming the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH), the five-year … Read the full press release

University of Bristol students design volcano monitoring satellite

A team of students and staff from the University of Bristol are designing a volcano monitoring satellite as part of the University’s satellite programme. The group of 17 students and academics have been given unique access to the Concurrent Design … Read the full press release

ASML Holding NV and Chinese consortium ICRD to set up a jointly-owned world-class training center in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Shanghai Integrated Circuit Research and Development Center Ltd. (ICRD), a public research consortium dedicated to the advancement of the semiconductor industry in China, and leading chip-making equipment manufacturer ASML Holding NV (ASML) signed a … Read the full press release

TU/e students unveil solar car for 5 occupants

EINDHOVEN, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (21 June 2017) students at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) presented Stella Vie, a solar car for 5 occupants. The team is looking to this car to secure its third world title at the Bridgestone … Read the full press release

Aalborg University: Virtual Reality can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain

AALBORG, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Virtual Reality can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain. A new test devised by researchers at Aalborg University shows that VR technology can trick the amputee’s brain into thinking that it is still in control … Read the full press release

Royal Philips to acquire US-based medical device company Electrical Geodesics, Inc.

AMSTERDAM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced an agreement to acquire Electrical Geodesics, Inc. (EGI), a US-based medical device company that designs, develops and commercializes a range of non-invasive … 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

Wintershall supports the MINT School Student Congress organized by the North Hesse School Student Research Center (SFN)

12,500 euros in sponsorship ensures latest congress in 2017 / Commitment strengthens young scientific talent at the Kassel site KASSEL, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wintershall not only produces crude oil and natural gas throughout the world, but also fosters young scientists … Read the full press release

Centre for Excellence in New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Research created at the University of Dundee

DUNDEE, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new Centre for Excellence in New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Research has been created at the University of Dundee to help tackle the emerging epidemic of highly addictive new drugs. The Centre forms the research … Read the full press release

University of Dundee Professor Wendy Moncur leads project aimed at understanding how people keep secrets online

DUNDEE, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eight projects to address some of the security threats facing the UK have been announced by the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST). One of the projects is led by Professor Wendy … Read the full press release

Royal Philips launches its Xplore[i] web-based informatics platform for drug research and biomarker discovery

AMSTERDAM, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the launch of its Xplore[i] web-based informatics platform for drug research and biomarker discovery. Part of Philips’ computational pathology portfolio, the new … Read the full press release

Zumtobel Group opens showroom for its entire product range in Malmö, Sweden

The lighting group’s first cross-brand showroom Products from the brands Thorn, acdc and Zumtobel are on display Concept for the brand environment developed in cooperation with Snøhetta Malmö, Sweden, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 13 June 2017 the Zumtobel Group … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: advanced new microscopy technique may help us understand cancer cells find their way through the body

Fife, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the University of St Andrews have developed an advanced new microscopy technique that could revolutionise our understanding of how immune and cancer cells find their way through the body. Elastic Resonator Interference Stress … Read the full press release

Gemalto to provide security and reliable connectivity for Dessmann’s new smart lock platform

AMSTERDAM, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is enabling security and reliable connectivity for Dessmann’s new smart lock platform. The new solution from the global manufacturer of smart locks and safe boxes incorporates … Read the full press release

Capgemini’s InnovatorsRace50 winner start-ups announced

Winners secure equity free funding and opportunity to become a Capgemini partner. Each also receive the Serge Kampf Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award PARIS, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced the … Read the full press release

Veolia to design, fabricate, and commission major remote waste access and conditioning system at the Whiteshell Laboratories in Manitoba, Canada

Palo Alto, CA, U.S.A., 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Veolia announced that its Nuclear Solutions entity, through its subsidiary Kurion (Canada) Inc., has been selected to design, fabricate, and commission a major remote waste access and conditioning system at the Whiteshell Laboratories … Read the full press release

Thales and Williams Advanced Engineering to work together in the field of automotive intelligent mobility solutions

La Défense, France, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales and Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to apply Thales’s extensive capabilities in digital trust and cyber … Read the full press release

Thales to provide the Kuwait forces with flight and mission training solutions

La Défense, France, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales has been selected by Airbus Helicopters to provide the Kuwait forces with flight and mission training solutions for the pilots and crews of its Caracal helicopters. Key Points Thales will participate in flight … Read the full press release

Voith introduces new HiCon 2.0 technology to its InfiltraDiscfilter for improved efficiency in the stock preparation

Prevents vat thickening Minimizes maintenance and operating costs Up to 20 percent capacity increase and 50 percent less pump energy HEIDENHEIM, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the BlueLine stock preparation product portfolio, the InfiltraDiscfilter with new HiCon 2.0 technology from … Read the full press release

BrainChip Holdings Ltd. and Safran Announce Collaboration on the Development of a Machine Vision Inspection System To Help Control Pin Insertion

Aliso Viejo, California, U.S.A., 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BrainChip Holdings Ltd. (ASX: BRN), a leading developer of software and hardware accelerated solutions for advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning applications and Safran Electrical & Power, a world leader in electrical systems … Read the full press release

C&W Networks Gets First-Time Recognition for Most Innovative and Successful Wholesale Service

LONDON, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — First-time recognition for leading the industry’s most innovative and successful project partnerships between operators and vendors C&W Networks, part  of C&W Communications (C&W), was recently recognized for outstanding industry leadership in wholesale service innovation as it … Read the full press release

KTH Professor of Experimental Oncology Cecilia Williams: beta receptor’s discovery changed our understanding of estrogen signaling

STOCKHOLM, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For nearly two decades researchers have sought a way to target an estrogen receptor in the hope they could improve breast cancer survival, but an article published today in Nature Communications contends that the effort … Read the full press release