AkzoNobel launches Paint the Future innovation challenge to accelerate innovation in paints and coatings

AMSTERDAM, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — What if paint could clean the air; withstand extreme heat; reduce drag and fuel consumption; cope with conditions on Mars. AkzoNobel products already do this – now the plan is to go even further. That’s … Read the full press release

Bayer awarded Best Public Outreach Program for its Transparency in Crop Science Initiative at the 11th Agrow Awards

MONHEIM AM RHEIN, Germany, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Bayer has been awarded Best Public Outreach Program for its Transparency in Crop Science Initiative at the 11th Agrow Awards ceremony, held in London, United Kingdom on November 12. Bayer was selected as the … Read the full press release

STUDY: Bayer’s Intacta RR2 PRO™ soybeans technology helps farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impact in South America

MONHEIM AM RHEIN, Germany/ ST. LOUIS, MO, USA, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Results from a five-year peer-reviewed study on Intacta RR2 PRO™ soybeans planted in South America were recently published, indicating that this technology from Bayer helps farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions … Read the full press release

UniCredit Bank Austria named “Best Foreign Exchange Provider 2019” in Austria by the US business magazine “Global Finance”

UniCredit also named “Best Foreign Exchange Provider” in Italy VIENNA, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit Bank Austria was named “Best Foreign Exchange Provider 2019” in Austria by the US business magazine “Global Finance” at the World’s Best Foreign Exchange Awards 2019. … Read the full press release

Barco introduces new true solid-state projector that combines amazing visual performance and extreme reliability

KORTRIJK, BELGIUM, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Barco, a global leader in simulation projectors, proudly announces the introduction of its FL40 series. This true solid-state projector, using the latest in HLD and LED illumination technology, combines amazing visual performance and extreme reliability … Read the full press release

Tangier-Casablanca high speed line inaugurates with high-speed trains supplied by Alstom

Saint-Ouen, France, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom participates today in the inauguration of the Tangier-Casablanca high speed line with its very high-speed trains supplied and delivered to the Office National des Chemins de Fer Marocain (ONCF). The line has been inaugurated by His … Read the full press release

KfW supports new project in enabling local population coexist with refugees peacefully in Cameroon

EUR 18.5 million for host municipalities Potential conflicts reduced Income and employment opportunities for refugees improved FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — KfW has signed an agreement worth EUR 18.5 million with FEICOM (Fonds Spécial d´Equipement et d`Intervention Intercommunale), a … Read the full press release

Verizon, MassTLC in collaboration with Ericsson announce unique opportunity for developers to create 5G-powered robotics technologies

Verizon and the Mass Tech Leadership Council (MassTLC), in collaboration with Ericsson, have launched the Verizon 5G Robotics Challenge, a unique opportunity for universities, startups, and other developers to create 5G-powered robotics technologies that will transform the industry. STOCKHOLM, 16-Nov-2018 … Read the full press release

Ericsson signs new deal with Telenor Group to transform its 5G core network in Sweden, Denmark and Norway

Ericsson to transform Telenor’s core network in Sweden, Denmark and Norway by deploying Ericsson Cloud Core solutions for 5G across multiple data centers New deal encompasses Ericsson’s full portfolio of Virtualized Network Functions (VNF) and related services Telenor subscribers will … Read the full press release

Ericsson and Sri Lankan services provider Dialog Axiata win GLOTEL 2018 IoT Initiative of the Year award for South Asia’s first commercial Massive IoT network deployment

Ericsson and Sri Lankan services provider Dialog Axiata have won the IoT Initiative of the Year award at the 2018 Global Telecom (GLOTEL) Awards for successfully deploying South Asia’s first commercial Massive IoT network. STOCKHOLM, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The … Read the full press release

Base Element and Cognigy Announce Strategic Partnership

LONDON, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Base Element, a European digital agency, and Cognigy, a leading conversational AI platform software provider have entered to a strategic partnership agreement. This partnership will enable the design and implementation of cutting-edge conversational AI solutions for … Read the full press release

SSAB completes divestment of Ruukki Construction’s business operations in Russia to the Russian company OAO Salavatneftemash

STOCKHOLM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As communicated in July, SSAB has agreed to divest Ruukki Construction’s business operations in Russia (OOO Ruukki Rus) to the Russian company OAO Salavatneftemash. The transaction has received the approval of the Russian competition authorities and … Read the full press release

CHINA: ABB inaugurates its largest and one of its most advanced manufacturing sites, The Xiamen Hub

US$300 million investment in the hub which is ABB’s largest innovation and manufacturing site at 425,000m2 Employs 3,500 people, covering the full range of business activities Strong symbol of ABB’s ongoing commitment to China, where it has invested more than … Read the full press release

ABB awarded a $79m contract for the upgrade of the Bab Onshore Field in Abu Dhabi

ZURICH, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB has been awarded an integrated automation, electrification and telecommunication order in Q2 2018, valued at US$79 million, for the upgrade of the Bab Onshore Field in Abu Dhabi, by China Petroleum Engineering and Construction … Read the full press release

Professor Emeritus Colm O’Moráin honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to gastroenterology

DUBLIN 2, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Emeritus Colm O’Moráin has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) for his contributions to gastroenterology. Each year UEG recognises outstanding individuals who have made fundamental contributions to … Read the full press release

Skanska commissioned by Skandrenting to build the ESS Campus in Lund, Sweden

STOCKHOLM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has been commissioned by Skandrenting, through wholly owned subsidiary SKR Spallation AB, to build the ESS Campus, which consists of offices, laboratories and workshops in Lund, Sweden. The agreement is worth approximately SEK 475 M, … Read the full press release

Skanska’s Capitol Tower office development in Houston, Texas, USA now 72% leased following major contract with Waste Management Inc.

STOCKHOLM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has signed a 15-year lease with Waste Management Inc. for 284,000 square feet (26,384 square meters) for its corporate headquarters, at the Capitol Tower office development in Houston, Texas, USA. Waste Management, Inc. will take … Read the full press release

Skanska to build four new school buildings in Harrison, OH, USA

STOCKHOLM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has signed a contract with Southwest Local School District and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission to build four new school buildings in Harrison, OH, USA. Skanska, leading a joint venture with Megen Construction Company, Inc., … Read the full press release

Atos Quantum Learning Machine, world’s highest-performing quantum simulator to help accelerate research efforts at Argonne National Laboratory

PARIS, France/ IRVING, TX, USA, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today entered into a contract with Argonne National Laboratory to deliver its latest Atos Quantum Learning Machine, the world’s highest-performing commercially available quantum simulator. The … Read the full press release

Atos unveils its most efficient supercomputer: BullSequana XH2000 is a hybrid supercomputer for AI-augmented simulation

PARIS, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces the BullSequana XH2000, the company’s most efficient supercomputer. The BullSequana XH2000 is a hybrid supercomputer and responds to today’s demand for a high-performance computing power which can … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen: LAB Entreprenør entered into an agreement with Skjoldnes Utvikling AS for the construction of 65 apartments in Bergen, Norway

OSLO, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — LAB Entreprenør, a company in AF Gruppen (AFG), has entered into an agreement with Skjoldnes Utvikling AS regarding the construction of 65 apartments at Skjoldnes in Bergen municipality. The construction project is located at Lake … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces the Hungarian Competition Council’s decision to formally withdraw and reassess the Invitel merger decision on certain limited aspects

BUCHAREST, Romania, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — We would like to inform the market and our investors that, in connection with the decision issued by the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal – “GVH”) in May 2018 (the “Initial Decision”) approving the acquisition … Read the full press release

Amerikaanse Customer Data Platform authoriteit David M. Raab leidt eerste CDP Workshop in Nederland

AMSTERDAM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marketeers hebben vandaag de dag meer data tot hun beschikking dan ooit, maar worstelen om ze te combineren tot een bruikbare vorm. Customer Data Platform (CDP) technologie belooft dit probleem op te lossen in de … Read the full press release

ETH Zurich and MeteoSwiss: Switzerland becomes drier, hotter and less snowy, and will struggle with heavier rainfall in the future

ZURICH, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Switzerland is becoming drier, hotter and less snowy, and will struggle with heavier rainfall in the future – these are the conclusions reached by climate researchers from MeteoSwiss and ETH Zurich. Today, they presented the Climate … Read the full press release

Biobanking charity Frozen Ark receives grant to help develop a National Archive for DNA and tissues of native British animals

NOTTINGHAM, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Frozen Ark, a biobanking charity based at the University of Nottingham, has won National Lottery funding to help develop a National Archive for DNA and tissues of native British animals. The £60,000 Heritage Lottery … Read the full press release

Sir Paul Smith at the University of Nottingham to deliver the first in a new series of Vice-Chancellor’s public lectures

NOTTINGHAM, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sir Paul Smith visited the University of Nottingham today (Monday 12 November) to deliver the first in a new series of Vice-Chancellor’s public lectures to over 250 students, staff and members of the public and … Read the full press release

Merck to establish an innovation hub in Guangzhou, China

Merck today (12 NOV 2018) signed an agreement with the Guangzhou Development District on innovation development in Southern China. DARMSTADT, Germany / GUANGZHOU, China, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck, the vibrant science and technology company, today signed an agreement with the … Read the full press release

Ricoh Company acquires the leading software provider in the printing industry ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH

TOKYO, Japan, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ricoh Company, Ltd. today announced that the company has reached an agreement to buy ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH (hereafter “ColorGATE”), a leading software provider in the printing industry with a specific competence in … Read the full press release

Accenture acquired Stockholm-based provider of data-driven customer relationship management services Kaplan

Kaplan strengthens Accenture Interactive’s customer experience offerings and data-driven marketing capabilities in the Nordics STOCKHOLM, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Stockholm-based Kaplan, a provider of data-driven customer relationship management services, that transforms customer experiences through strategic, analytical, technology, … Read the full press release

Pöyry celebrates its 60th anniversary with an epic ‘Carbon Clash’ event

HELSINKI, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Pöyry is today hosting an epic ‘Carbon Clash’ event in the iconic Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, in celebration of its 60th anniversary. Attended by over 250 industry leaders and world-class experts, the Carbon Clash is set … Read the full press release