Continental and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) announce partnership

Continental expands its AI network through a collaboration with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence Technology company benefits at all levels, for example, in knowledge management, material flow, and software and product development AI-based software and machine learning enable … Read the full press release

ING Ventures invests in fintech company, TradeIX

ING Ventures, the venture capital arm of ING Bank, announced today (21 June) that it will invest in UK-based API and blockchain powered company, TradeIX. AMSTERDAM, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ING Ventures led a USD 16 million Series A investment into TradeIX, alongside … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group strengthens partnership with QuantumScape to accelerate the commercialization of solid-state batteries

Objective of new joint venture with QuantumScape is the commercialization of innovative solid-state battery technology Volkswagen is the largest automotive shareholder in Stanford spin-off QuantumScape Corporation Volkswagen Group will take a seat on the board of QuantumScape WOLFSBURG, 22-Jun-2018 — … Read the full press release

Marc Langendorf appointed new Head of Global Corporate Communications at Volkswagen Group Communications

Marc Langendorf to be Head of Global Corporate Communications Eric Felber to be Head of new Corporate Responsibility Communications Department from July 1, 2018 WOLFSBURG, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marc Langendorf is to become the new Head of Global Corporate … Read the full press release

INA-INDUSTRIJA NAFTE, d.d. to acquire 100% of Eni Croatia b.v.

Through this deal, which is in line with its asset disposal and rationalisation programme, Eni exits the upstream sector in Croatia, where it has been present since 1996 in partnership with INA-INDUSTRIJA NAFTE, d.d.. San Donato Milanese (Milan), 22-Jun-2018 — … Read the full press release

CLAAS expands DISCO series with six new front mower models

Harsewinkel, Germany, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With the DISCO 3600 MOVE and DISCO 3200 MOVE, available in versions with and without conditioner, CLAAS has expanded the popular DISCO series to include six new additional front mower models. The innovative new … Read the full press release

Bentley integrates Bang & Olufsen BeoSonic interface in new Continental GT

Bang & Olufsen BeoSonic interface in new Continental GT is a pioneering automotive industry first System allows users to choose between four different audio ‘spaces’ New Continental GT available with 1,500 W, 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system CREWE, 22-Jun-2018 … Read the full press release

MHP, KUKA and Munich Re create new business model to revolutionise automotive manufacturing processes in the future

Industry 4.0 and digitalisation allow for new manufacturing methods and demand new business models. MHP, KUKA and Munich Re present one vision for these: the new SmartFactory as a Service. Using SmartFactory as a Service allows manufacturers to focus on … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom installs smart beehives at its headquarters in Bonn

Deutsche Telekom gives bees a connected home IoT and sensors help prevent bee deaths Digitalization makes an important contribution to ensuring the survival of the species BONN, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom now has its first two smart beehives … Read the full press release

Societe Generale acquires French fintech Lumo, a renewable energy crowdfunding solution pioneer

PARIS, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Lumo is a French fintech that since 2012 has been combining leading expertise in crowdfunding and renewable energies to accelerate the energy transition. It gives individuals and companies the opportunity to help finance a selection of … Read the full press release

AUDI AG announced the start of the Urban Air Mobility project in Ingolstadt together with partners from the fields of politics and industry

Air-taxi test operation by partners from the fields of politics and industry in the Ingolstadt region Audi CEO Bram Schot: “Vertical mobility saves time for customers and improves air quality” BERLIN/ INGOLSTADT, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi is shaping mobility … Read the full press release

RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft launched into orbit from ISS to carry out Airbus designed-and-built active debris removal experiments

Airbus net, vision based navigation, and harpoon experiments will deploy in orbit TOULOUSE/ STEVENAGE/ BREMEN, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The space debris removal technology mission RemoveDEBRIS, led by the Surrey Space Centre (SSC) at the University of Surrey, has been … Read the full press release

Movistar España and Twitter create world’s first customer care solution that connects chatbot directly to the call centre

Telefónica becomes the first Telco in the world to have a solution of this type Movistar is a leader in customer service through Twitter in Spain, with more than 90% recommendation rates MADRID, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Movistar España and Twitter have jointly developed … Read the full press release

SEAT becomes the first car manufacturer to integrate Shazam music-discovery app into its cars worldwide

SEAT becomes the world’s first brand to integrate Shazam into its cars The partnership allows SEAT customers to easily and safely identify their favourite songs at the touch of a button The music-discovery app seamlessly integrates into the SEAT DriveApp, … Read the full press release

Orange Fab launches an acceleration program to identify and support seed-stage startups with resources for empowering smart connectivity

PARIS, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Orange Fab, a leading platform for connecting innovative startups with corporations, has announced the launch of Fab Connect(ai) – a Silicon Valley acceleration program designed to identify and support early stage startups with resources for empowering smart … Read the full press release

Deutsche Post DHL Group committed to help refugees find employment in Germany; currently employs 1,7021 refugees

Deutsche Post DHL Group has been involved in refugee aid in Germany since September 2015. 4,790 refugees deployed within Group operations to date since 2015 Involvement in the area of refugee aid is being expanded The Group is also positioning … Read the full press release

DHL Freight invests in IVECO Liquefied Natural Gas powered Stralis trucks in Belgium

DHL Freight has acquired four trucks from IVECO capable of heavy-weight long-haul transport Sustainable trucks emit 99% less particulate matter, 96% nitrogen dioxide and 50% less noise than diesel vehicles BONN, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Freight, one of the … Read the full press release

BASF recognised with materialPREIS 2018 award for 3D moldable wood fiberboards manufactured with acFormTM

The “materialPREIS 2018” by the raumPROBE material library rewards outstanding materials for design and architecture 3D moldable wood fiberboards manufactured with acForm enable new dimensions for wood-based composites Ludwigshafen, Germany, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At the “Haus der Wirtschaft” in Stuttgart, … Read the full press release

BASF receives global registrations in Australia and India for the new active ingredient, Inscalis® insecticide

BASF’s Inscalis® insecticide receives registration in key markets throughout the globe Regulatory dossiers submitted for Broflanilide insecticide in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India and Australia Ludwigshafen, Germany, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF has received the first global registrations in Australia … Read the full press release

BAE Systems awarded $198 million contract to deliver an initial 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) to U.S. Marine Corps

Farnborough, UK, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems a $198 million contract to deliver an initial 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV), with options for a total of 204 vehicles which could be worth up … Read the full press release

ENGIE to reduce its global coal-fired generation installed capacity by 14% with the disposal of its 69.1% interest in Glow

La Défense, France, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On June 20, ENGIE signed a share purchase agreement with Global Power Synergy Public Company Ltd. (GPSC) for the sale of its 69.1% interest in Glow, an independent power producer listed on the Stock … Read the full press release

Generali completes sale of its entire shareholding in the Ireland-based Generali PanEurope to Life Company Consolidation Group

TRIESTE, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Assicurazioni Generali SpA announces that it has completed the sale of its entire shareholding in the Ireland-based Generali PanEurope to Life Company Consolidation Group (LCCG). The terms of the transaction are in line with the announcement of the … Read the full press release

Shell completes sale of its 15% shareholding in Malaysia LNG Tiga for $750 million

The HAGUE, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Shell Gas Holdings (Malaysia) Limited, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, announced today that it has completed the sale of its 15% shareholding in Malaysia LNG Tiga Sdn Bhd (MLNG Tiga) to the … Read the full press release

AUDI AG and Hyundai to cross-license patents to bring fuel cell to volume production maturity

Patent cross-licensing for accelerated development to volume production Audi Board Member for Technical Development Peter Mertens: “Want to achieve attractive cost structures for the breakthrough of the most systematic form of electric driving” Audi full-size SUV with fuel cell technology … Read the full press release

Volkswagen AG and Ford to explore strategic alliance

The companies are investigating several joint projects – including joint development of a range of commercial vehicles to better serve the evolving needs of customers globally Potential projects aim to strengthen each company’s competitiveness; the companies will share updates as … Read the full press release

The European Medicines Agency launches new online portal for orphan designation applications

EMA launches new submission portal today LONDON, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has launched a new secure online portal for orphan designation applications. The portal, named ‘Iris’, provides a single space where applicants can submit and manage the information and … Read the full press release

EMA and the European Commission update guidance to prepare pharmaceutical companies for UK’s withdrawal from the EU

Publication of updated Q+As and practical guidance LONDON, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission have updated their guidance to help pharmaceutical companies prepare for the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU). Updates to the questions-and-answers … Read the full press release

A new career guide launched for young people looking for a career in the clean energy sector

LONDON, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A new guide aimed at students, school leavers and sixth-formers looking for a career in the clean energy sector is being unveiled today at RenewableUK’s Global Offshore Wind conference and exhibition in Manchester – the largest event … Read the full press release

Fortum takes part in the first electric airplane project in Finland

ESPOO, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum is participating in the Helsinki Electric Airplane Association’s project that is testing an electrically-powered airplane. The first serial produced electric airplane purchased in Finland, the Pipistrel Alpha Electro, is scheduled to take its maiden flight … Read the full press release

Vattenfall starts construction of its largest wind farm in Sweden

STOCKHOLM, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Construction of the Blakliden/Fäbodberget wind farm in the Åsele and Lycksele municipalities is now starting. The wind farm cluster will have a total of 84 turbines and, when operational in 2021/2022, it will be one of … Read the full press release