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

SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting solution now with embedded candidate relationship management capabilities

BERLIN, 19-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the launch of candidate relationship management capabilities as part of its SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting solution. With this announcement made at the SuccessConnect event taking place June 18–20 at CityCube Berlin, SAP continues to … Read the full press release

SAP announces latest European companies that selected SAP SuccessFactors solutions for human capital management (HCM)

BERLIN, 19-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the latest cohort of European companies that have selected SAP SuccessFactors solutions for human capital management (HCM) to help attract, develop and retain top talent and empower them to succeed in … Read the full press release

Boehringer Ingelheim’s Metacam® now also approved in Europe as analgesic and anti-inflammatory medicine to guinea pigs

Metacam® 0.5mg/ml Oral Suspension for Cats is now also approved in Europe for alleviation of mild to moderate post-operative pain associated with soft tissue surgery in guinea-pigs True market need to provide relief after painful  procedures and surgeries Boehringer Ingelheim is … Read the full press release

Novartis’ Alcon AcrySof IQ PanOptix intraocular lens unveils new data showing significantly improved near and intermediate distance vision

Better visual outcomes for patients with the AcrySof IQ PanOptix intraocular lens at near and intermediate distance vision[1]  Detailed findings presented at World Ophthalmology Congress 2018 Recent survey reveals 82% of people 60+ are willing to have advanced surgical options … Read the full press release

CRITICAL Software and the BMW Group to combine expertise in automotive software engineering

COIMBRA, Portugal, 19-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — CRITICAL Software is expanding its strategic collaboration with premium mobility company, the BMW Group, to form a new joint venture called Critical TechWorks. The agreement, which is subject to examination and approval from the relevant … Read the full press release

VDL Bus & Coach launches the next generation Futura equipped with a new driveline

The new driveline of the VDL Futura results in optimum reliability, low maintenance costs and fuel savings of 3%. The VDL Futura is delivered as standard with the new ZF Traxon gearbox. The new generation VDL Futura is 100 kg … Read the full press release

Kalmar to supply two rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes to Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals

HEKLSINKI, 19-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals (RST) to supply two Kalmar rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes with remote control and extensive customisation. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 … Read the full press release

GRAPHISOFT® rolls out the latest version of ARCHICAD

BUDAPEST, 19-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — GRAPHISOFT®, the global leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for architects, announced today that ARCHICAD® 22’s global rollout process has begun. The latest version of ARCHICAD improves the architectural design and documentation workflow for … Read the full press release

Volvo announces changes to its senior management team

GOTHENBURG, 19-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volvo’s senior management team is to be strengthened to further intensify the rate of change at the Volvo Group and the development of new business models. The role of Deputy CEO will be refined and a … Read the full press release

Notification shares buy-back: DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. reports to the regulated market the transactions which occurred under the DIGI symbol (June 11-15, 2018)

BUCHAREST, Romania, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In accordance with art. 150 of the Romanian National Securities Commission Regulation no. 1/2006 and art. 2 of the Commission Delegated Report (EU) 1052/2016, DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. reports to the regulated market (Bucharest Stock … Read the full press release