Vattenfall Champions Gender Equality at French Ministry’s Energy and Ecology Event

(IN BRIEF) Vattenfall recently participated in a Paris event hosted by French Minister Christophe Béchu, focusing on improving women’s access to careers in energy and ecology transition. Through their partnership with Marie Claire’s “Act for Equality,” Vattenfall highlighted their commitment … Read the full press release

Hindalco Awards Metso Contract for India’s First Electronic Waste Recycling Facility

(IN BRIEF) Hindalco Industries Limited, a key player in aluminum and copper production, has awarded Metso a significant contract to build India’s first electronic waste recycling facility near their Birla copper unit in Gujarat. This greenfield project aims to annually … Read the full press release

SGS Partners with Jetoil to Implement Fuel Quality Certification Program Across Greece

(IN BRIEF) SGS has formed a partnership with Jetoil, a leading fuel retailer in Greece with 113 gas stations. Through this collaboration, SGS will implement its Fuel Quality Certification Program, known as the Seal of Quality, across all Jetoil stations. … Read the full press release

SGS Expands Biopharmaceutical Services with New Stability Studies Capabilities in Birsfelden Laboratory

(IN BRIEF) SGS has expanded its laboratory in Birsfelden, Switzerland, to offer comprehensive stability studies as part of its biopharmaceutical service portfolio. Effective February 2024, the enhanced facility provides integrated services including controlled temperature storage and various analytical tests, ensuring … Read the full press release

Ørsted and Nuveen Infrastructure Reach Milestone with First Turbine Installed at Borkum Riffgrund 3 Offshore Wind Farm

(IN BRIEF) Ørsted and Nuveen Infrastructure have achieved a significant milestone with the installation of the first wind turbine at the Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm in Germany. Once completed, this 913 MW project will be Germany’s largest offshore … Read the full press release

H&M and Partners Celebrate Basquiat Collection in Parisian Showcase

(IN BRIEF) H&M, alongside Ev Bravado and Téla D’Amore, celebrated their collaborative collection inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat in Paris. The event gathered celebrities, artists, and industry insiders to showcase the fusion of Basquiat’s art with modern fashion. Guests participated in … Read the full press release

La Vera Carbon2Nature: Iberdrola Launches Major Reforestation Project in Jaraíz de la Vera

(IN BRIEF) Iberdrola has launched the “La Vera Carbon2Nature” project in Jaraíz de la Vera, Spain, aiming to manage 1,499 hectares of pastureland over 50 years. The project involves planting more than 700,000 trees to restore a dehesa ecosystem and … Read the full press release

Roche Launches Advanced Diagnostic Test for B-Cell Lymphoma Detection

(IN BRIEF) Roche has introduced the VENTANA® Kappa and Lambda Dual ISH mRNA Probe Cocktail assay, the first clinically approved in-situ hybridisation (ISH) test of its kind. Designed to enhance sensitivity in diagnosing B-cell lymphoma, the assay helps differentiate cancerous … Read the full press release

Heidelberg Materials Launches Sixth Quarry Life Award to Promote Biodiversity and Sustainable Quarry Management

(IN BRIEF) Heidelberg Materials has announced the commencement of the sixth edition of the Quarry Life Award, a global competition spanning over 15 countries. With a prize pool of €300,000, the award invites researchers, students, communities, NGOs, and nature enthusiasts … Read the full press release

Al Jazeera’s “101 East – India’s Women Combat Fighters” Wins Women’s Solutions Reporting Award

(IN BRIEF) Al Jazeera’s documentary “101 East – India’s Women Combat Fighters,” by Rudraneil Sengupta and Sreya Banerjee, has been awarded the Women’s Solutions Reporting Award at the 2024 One World Media Awards. The film highlights the courageous journey of … Read the full press release

EIB Group and Spain Launch €3.4 Billion Regional Resilience Fund for Strategic Investments

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) and Spain’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Enterprise have launched the Regional Resilience Fund, aimed at channeling Next Generation EU loans into key projects within the Spanish Autonomous Communities. This initiative … Read the full press release

EIB and Iren Group Secure €200 Million for Modernizing Italy’s Electricity Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Iren Group have signed a €200 million financing agreement to enhance electricity infrastructure in Parma, Turin, and Vercelli. The project focuses on increasing grid resilience, digitizing services, and improving electricity consumption … Read the full press release

Pioneering Collaboration Transforms Sustainable Transport for IKEA in Portugal

(IN BRIEF) IKEA, in partnership with Scania Group and transporter KLOG, is launching heavy-duty electric vehicles for transporting its products in Portugal. Starting in late June, these vehicles will move goods from the IKEA Industry factory in Paços de Ferreira … Read the full press release

ZF LIFETEC Innovates Dual Contour Airbag for Enhanced Safety in Automated Driving

(IN BRIEF) ZF LIFETEC, a division of ZF Group based in Alfdorf, Germany, has introduced advanced dual contour airbag technology aimed at enhancing safety in automated driving scenarios. The dual contour airbag adjusts its size and inflation pressure based on … Read the full press release

Logicor Breaks Ground on Cutting-Edge Logistics Facility in Gothenburg, Sweden

(IN BRIEF) Logicor, a key player in European logistics real estate, has commenced construction on a state-of-the-art logistics facility in Backa, Gothenburg, Sweden. This project marks Logicor’s strategic expansion in Sweden, aiming to meet the high demand for modern, sustainable … Read the full press release

Grupo Oesía and Thales Forge Strategic Alliance to Enhance Defence and Security Technologies

(IN BRIEF) Grupo Oesía and Thales have finalized a strategic collaboration agreement at the Eurosatory fair in Paris, aimed at advancing technology development in defence, security, aerospace, naval, digital transformation, and cybersecurity sectors. The partnership seeks to integrate their respective … Read the full press release

Amey Secures £30 Million Contract to Enhance Northern Ireland’s Water Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) Amey has secured a new £30 million contract with Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure Rivers to provide civil engineering consultancy and water management services over up to five years. The contract includes improving watercourses, constructing flood defenses, and … Read the full press release

STRABAG to Construct Česká spořitelna’s Futuristic Headquarters in Prague’s Smíchov District

(IN BRIEF) STRABAG a.s., part of STRABAG SE’s Czech subsidiary, has secured a leading role in constructing Česká spořitelna’s new headquarters in Prague’s Smíchov district. This project, part of the Smíchov City development, will include four office buildings covering 75,000 … Read the full press release

Merck and Michael J. Fox Foundation Collaborate to Advance Parkinson’s Research with Innovative Biomarker Technology

(IN BRIEF) Merck and The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) are collaborating to advance Parkinson’s disease research using Merck’s SMCxPRO® immunoassay technology. This initiative aims to detect biomarkers indicating cell dysfunction in PD patients, enhancing research into new treatment options … Read the full press release

UK Economy Set for Multi-Million Pound Boost During European Championships and Paris Olympics

(IN BRIEF) The UK economy is expected to receive a significant boost as fans spend an additional £233 million during the European Championships and Paris Olympics this summer. Experian Economics highlights increased spending in pubs, bars, supermarkets, and on electronics … Read the full press release

Accenture to Acquire Italian Network Services Company Fibermind

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has agreed to acquire Fibermind, an Italy-based company specializing in fiber and mobile 5G network deployment and infrastructure engineering services. This acquisition will enhance Accenture’s network services capabilities for clients in telecommunications, utilities, and transportation. Fibermind brings … Read the full press release

Naas General Hospital Becomes Academic Nurse Teaching Hospital in Partnership with Trinity College Dublin

(IN BRIEF) Naas General Hospital (NGH) has been designated as an Academic Nurse Teaching Hospital in partnership with Trinity College Dublin. Starting in September, 12 nursing students will complete their clinical placements at NGH, gaining diverse experience in various healthcare … Read the full press release

Telecom Egypt Reduces Caller ID Spoofing by 90% with Enea’s Voice Firewall

(IN BRIEF) Telecom Egypt has achieved a 90% reduction in caller ID spoofing fraud since deploying Enea’s voice firewall solution. Initially, over 8% of incoming calls were identified and blocked as fraudulent, deterring scammers from targeting the network further. This … Read the full press release

Ericsson Secures Two Red Dot Awards for Cutting-Edge Design in 5G Technology

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson has been awarded two Red Dot Awards 2024 for the innovative design and user experience of its Radio 4471 and Streetmacro 6705. The Radio 4471, notable for its ultra-lightweight design, reduces weight by 40%, enhancing deployment efficiency … Read the full press release

Henkel Opens Second Application Center in North Vietnam to Drive Innovation in Footwear and Fashion

(IN BRIEF) Henkel has opened a second Application Center in Thanh Hoa, North Vietnam, to support leading sports and fashion brands in Asia-Pacific and Greater China. This center complements Henkel’s existing facility in Bien Hoa, Ho Chi Minh, enhancing local … Read the full press release

Diabetes Costs UK £14 Billion Annually, Highlights Need for Continued Investment in Prevention and Care

(IN BRIEF) A new study reveals that diabetes cost the UK nearly £14 billion in 2021/22, with over £10 billion in direct NHS costs. Complications from diabetes account for the largest share of these costs. Despite advancements in management technologies, … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom Boosts Support for UNICEF’s Global Education Program with Major Investment

(IN BRIEF) Ahlstrom, as part of the Ahlström Collective Impact initiative, will invest nearly EUR 800,000 in UNICEF’s global educational program in 2024. This collaboration aims to address the digital divide by bringing digital learning to millions of children, training … Read the full press release

Maersk’s Green Methanol Vessel, Astrid Maersk, Arrives in Koper, Slovenia

(IN BRIEF) Maersk’s second large vessel powered by green methanol, Astrid Maersk, arrived at the Port of Koper, Slovenia, marking a significant step in Maersk’s goal to achieve Net-Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. The vessel, part of Maersk’s AE12 … Read the full press release

Deutsches Museum and Technical University of Munich Unveil “Light and Matter” Exhibition on Quantum Physics

(IN BRIEF) The Deutsches Museum in Munich, in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich and the Munich Centre for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST), is launching the “Light and Matter” exhibition. This exhibition aims to make quantum physics accessible … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ to Supply Needlepunch Line to Şiteks for Expanded Production

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ has been selected by Turkish insulation felt manufacturer Şiteks to supply a complete needlepunch line for its Tekirdag facility. This investment will significantly increase Şiteks’ production capacity to meet global demand for needlepunched nonwoven insulation products in … Read the full press release

Vestas Awarded EPC Contract for Second Stage of Golden Plains Wind Farm by TagEnergy

(IN BRIEF) TagEnergy has awarded Vestas the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract for the second stage of the Golden Plains Wind Farm in Australia. This stage will include 93 Vestas V162-6.2 MW wind turbines, adding 577 MW to the … Read the full press release

ESA Scientists Use Meteorite Dust to 3D Print Lunar Shelter Bricks, Inspired by LEGO®

(IN BRIEF) The European Space Agency (ESA) has developed 3D printed bricks, called ESA Space Bricks, using 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite dust, inspired by LEGO bricks. These bricks are part of a project to explore using space materials for building astronaut … Read the full press release

SIX Launches Tailored Global Equity Indices to Simplify Financial Insights and Operations

(IN BRIEF) SIX, a leading global financial information provider, has unveiled a new series of global equity indices designed specifically for retail, private banking, and asset management sectors. These indices aim to simplify access to comprehensive equity investment views and … Read the full press release

Drone-Powered 5G Connectivity Enables Remote Control of Forestry Machines in Sweden’s Forests

(IN BRIEF) In a pioneering collaboration involving several organizations including Telia, Ericsson, and Volvo CE, supported by Vinnova, a successful test was conducted using a drone equipped with a portable mobile base station to provide 5G connectivity in remote forest … Read the full press release

CEB and HOWOGE Partner to Boost Affordable Housing in Berlin with €100 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) and HOWOGE, Berlin’s municipal housing company, have finalized a €100 million loan agreement aimed at constructing more than 1,000 new residential units in Berlin. This collaboration, the first of its kind … Read the full press release

WACKER Unveils Advanced Silicone Solutions for Battery Safety and Efficiency at Battery Show Europe 2024

(IN BRIEF) WACKER, a Munich-based chemical company, is set to unveil its latest silicone innovations at Battery Show Europe 2024 in Stuttgart. The focus will be on ELASTOSIL® CM 185, a new silicone rubber compound designed for battery safety in … Read the full press release

Allianz Trade and BPL Revolutionize Insurance Enquiry Processing with Digital Integration

(IN BRIEF) Allianz Trade and BPL have launched a pioneering collaboration aimed at streamlining the processing of bank non-payment insurance enquiries. Utilizing API integration via Verisk’s Whitespace platform, the initiative eliminates manual data entry inefficiencies and enhances data security. This … Read the full press release

Equinor Expands Onshore Renewables Footprint in Poland with Lipno Solar Plant

(IN BRIEF) Equinor has commenced test production at its third solar plant in Poland, Lipno, marking a significant milestone in expanding its onshore renewables portfolio in the region to approximately 200 MW. This development underscores Equinor’s commitment to strengthening its … Read the full press release

Hexagon Strengthens AECO Portfolio with Acquisition of Voyansi

(IN BRIEF) Hexagon, a global leader in digital reality solutions, has acquired Voyansi, a provider specializing in BIM and VDC solutions for the AECO industry. This acquisition aims to enhance Hexagon’s offerings in reality capture and construction digitization, enabling advanced … Read the full press release

BASF and WHW Recycling Forge Partnership to Enhance Battery Recycling in Europe

(IN BRIEF) BASF and WHW Recycling have formed a strategic partnership aimed at enhancing the sustainability of battery cell production in Europe. WHW Recycling will operate two new separation plants in Baudenbach, Germany, by year-end to process cathode and anode … Read the full press release