Monthly Archives: October 2017

Medtronic plc and American Well® to enable patient access to American Well’s telemedicine services on MCMS’ video-enabled platforms

Partnership Focused on Enabling Care for Chronic, Co-Morbid Patients DUBLIN and BOSTON, MA, U.S.A., 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced its Medtronic Care Management Services (MCMS) business and American Well® entered into a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership to enable … Read the full press release

GKN to organise its global Additive Manufacturing (AM) activity together into one new brand: GKN Additive

GKN is already an Additive Manufacturing (AM) leader, with AM parts flying on civil, military, business jets and space aircraft, and AM parts driving in cars today, as well as a world-leading powder business: Powder Metallurgy GKN Additive website launched as part of … Read the full press release

Indra to develop tactical and integrated procedures trainer (IPT) for training pilots operating A330 MRTT aerial refueling tanker

The system reinforces practical training for pilots and prepares them to face high-risk situations Indra’s Integrated Procedures Trainer (IPT) will be connected to the Partial Training system (PTT) used by boom operators to learn how to handle the refueling tube … Read the full press release

STFC: the latest detection of gravitational waves possible thanks to UK developed engineering and technology

SWINDON, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a galaxy far away, two dead stars begin a final spiral into a massive collision. The resulting explosion unleashes a huge burst of energy, sending ripples across the very fabric of space. In the nuclear … Read the full press release

STFC: University of Glasgow scientists led the development of the sensitive mirror suspensions in the heart of the LIGO detectors

SWINDON, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The first detection of both gravitational waves and light from the same event was made possible by bringing together some of the world’s most brilliant minds with some of the most advanced technology in existence, working across … Read the full press release

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI): Nominations and Recruitment Process for Council Members

SWINDON, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Higher Education and Research Act (2017) established a new body, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI will establish nine Councils, with their own fields of activity, each led by an Executive Chair. Each Executive Chair will … Read the full press release

UK: the cloud is increasingly seen as the best platform for providing scalable infrastructure to achieve growth

UK businesses seek agility, flexibility and speed but remain cautious about the cost of refactoring and migration LONDON, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As organisations embrace digital transformation, the cloud is increasingly seen as the best platform for providing scalable infrastructure to … Read the full press release

Evonik Industries AG won seven years long patent litigation in US against Materia Inc.

ESSEN, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik Industries AG, Essen (Germany) with its Business Line Catalysts has won a seven years long patent litigation in a January 2017 jury trial in the Federal District Court in Wilmington DE, USA against Materia Inc., … Read the full press release

Evonik: German documentary film “You’ll never walk alone” will open the Liverpool Independent Film Festival on November 10, 2017

Evonik co-production tells the story of the world’s favorite soccer anthem ESSEN, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The German documentary film “You’ll never walk alone”, directed by André Schäfer, will open the Liverpool Independent Film Festival on Friday, November 10. This was … Read the full press release

Evonik to raise prices for all Precipitated Silica products by 11% in Asia Pacific

Hanau, Germany, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik Industries is raising prices for all Precipitated Silica products by 11% in Asia Pacific with immediate effect. Contracts will be honoured for the agreed upon term. Evonik is committed to supply products and services … Read the full press release

Fourteen public libraries across England, Scotland and Wales awarded £200,000

LONDON, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fourteen public libraries across England, Scotland and Wales have been awarded £200,000 to help their communities explore health and wellbeing. Greer Roberts, from Wellcome’s Public Engagement team, explains why we’re co-funding the projects. What is Engaging … Read the full press release

MAHLE honors seven suppliers at its first Supplier Convention

MAHLE presents Supplier Awards in six categories Seven award winners recognized for their outstanding achievements Award ceremony held during inaugural MAHLE Supplier Convention STUTTGART, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MAHLE honored its best suppliers during its first Supplier Convention on October 12. … Read the full press release

Irish homebuilder Glenveagh Properties plc raises €500m for housing building through its IPO on Irish Stock Exchange (ISE)

Glenveagh Properties plc raises €500m in capital for housing building projects in Ireland Glenveagh’s primary listing on the Main Securities Market is second largest IPO on ISE this year Glenveagh has raised €500m in IPO DUBLIN, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Glenveagh … Read the full press release

Kapsch TrafficCom to install network of 120 permanent traffic counting stations in Madrid

EcoTrafiX™ will be used to obtain precise data on the real mobility status in the city, thanks to the use of artificial vision cameras and Big Data techniques. The total project investment is 1.9 million Euros Vienna/Madrid, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Kapsch unveils the future of transport ticketing at the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) EXPO in Atlanta

VIENNA/ ATLANTA, GA, U.S.A., Country, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — According to the motto “Forward to the future of transport ticketing,” Kapsch will present its recent solutions for Public Transport Operators (PTO) from October 9 to 11, 2017 at the American Public … Read the full press release

Kapsch TrafficCom to implement nationwide tolling system in Bulgaria for trucks over 3.5 tons

VIENNA, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kapsch TrafficCom, a listed company, has been awarded the contract to implement a nationwide tolling system in Bulgaria for trucks over 3.5 tons, including technical configuration and provision of technical support. The contract also extends to … Read the full press release

Ströer to acquire majority shareholding in the Hamburg-based start-up Yieldlove

COLOGNE, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (10.10.2017), Ströer signed the purchase agreement to acquire a majority shareholding in the Hamburg-based start-up Yieldlove, a German optimisation platform for the programmatic marketing of digital web inventories. With the acquisition of Yieldlove, Ströer is … Read the full press release

Agro Innovation Lab (AIL) selected the six best start-ups for this year’s acceleration programme

The six best start-ups for 2017 have been decided MUNICH, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Agro Innovation Lab (AIL), a joint innovation platform of BayWa AG and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG, has selected the six best start-ups for this year’s acceleration … Read the full press release

European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published Guidelines on Insurance-Based Investment Products (IBIPs)

The Guidelines apply to “execution-only” sales of insurance-based investment products (IBIPs) such as telephone and online sales The Guidelines ensure the appropriate use of “execution-only” sales by defining the types of products to be sold “execution-only” The Guidelines seek to … Read the full press release

Luxembourg and Switzerland: 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Grand Duchy’s first diplomatic representation in Switzerland

BERN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Luxembourg and Switzerland have close, long-standing relations. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Grand Duchy’s first diplomatic representation in Switzerland, the foreign minister of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn, visited Bern on 10 October … Read the full press release

Survey on diversity and coexistence in Switzerland – Federal Statistical Office

Attitudes of the Swiss population: between openness and distance towards certain population groups Neuchâtel, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2016, 36% of the population said they might feel uncomfortable in the presence of people perceived to be different, due to, for … Read the full press release

Empa and ETH Zürich to make a battery out of waste graphite and scrap metal

Dübendorf, St. Gallen and Thun, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lithium ion batteries are flammable and the price of the raw material is rising. Are there alternatives? Yes: Empa and ETH Zürich researchers have discovered promising approaches as to how we might … Read the full press release

Ambassadors appointments and staff changes at several Swiss representations abroad

BERN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A number of staff changes have been announced for 2018 for several Swiss representations abroad. The changes will take place as part of the usual transfer rotation and on the basis of appointments made by the … Read the full press release

Schweiz und Asiatischen Entwicklungsbank (AsDB) beigetreten: 50 Jahre erfolgreiche Partnerschaft

BERN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — 1967 ist die Schweiz der Asiatischen Entwicklungsbank (AsDB) beigetreten. Als Höhepunkt der entsprechenden Feierlichkeiten findet am 19. Oktober 2017 um 16:45 an der Universität St. Gallen eine Veranstaltung mit dem Vizepräsidenten der AsDB und weiteren hochrangigen … Read the full press release

Neocom: Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) fordert einen schnellen und flächendeckenden Ausbau des Breitbandnetzes in Deutschland

BERLIN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Zum Auftakt des Neocom-Kongresses für den Multichannel-Handel fordert der Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) einen schnellen und flächendeckenden Ausbau des Breitbandnetzes in Deutschland. „Die Digitalisierung des Einzelhandels steht und fällt mit einer leistungsfähigen Internetanbindung. Mit langsamen Verbindungen lassen … Read the full press release

Handelsverband HDE: Ladesäulen für Elektroautos: Praktikable Vorgaben für Ausbau gefordert

BERLIN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Der Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) warnt in einem aktuellen Brief an das Bundeswirtschaftsministerium vor zu ehrgeizigen Vorgaben aus Brüssel beim Aufbau eines Ladenetzes für Elektroautos auf Einzelhandelsparkplätzen. Hintergrund ist das EU-Verfahren zur Änderung der Gebäudeeffizienzrichtlinie. Die EU … Read the full press release

Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE): Netzneutralität wahren

BERLIN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Vor dem Hintergrund einer aktuellen Entscheidung der Bundesnetzagentur zum sogenannten Zero-Rating zur bevorzugten Übertragung des Datenvolumens von Telekom-Partnern warnt der Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE). „Die Bundesnetzagentur muss für faire Wettbewerbsbedingungen im Internet sorgen. Schlupflöcher, die ausgenutzt werden … Read the full press release

Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) und der Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (vzbv) fordern die Kosten für die Energiewende endlich fairer zu verteilen

BERLIN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aktuelle Prognosen zeigen, dass die Verbraucher auch im nächsten Jahr nicht mit einer spürbaren Entlastung beim Strompreis rechnen können. Grund dafür ist die wohl nur leicht sinkende Ökostrom-Umlage. Der Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) und der Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband … Read the full press release

Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE): Textilwirtschaft in den letzten Jahren nachweisbare Fortschritte beim Aufbau nachhaltiger Lieferketten erreicht

BERLIN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Zum dritten Jahrestag des Textilbündnisses zieht der Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) eine positive Zwischenbilanz. Trotz oft langwieriger Abstimmungsprozesse zwischen Politik, NGOs und Wirtschaft hat die Textilwirtschaft in den letzten Jahren nachweisbare Fortschritte beim Aufbau nachhaltiger Lieferketten erreicht … Read the full press release

Medtronic to open Innovation Center at the Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation Park

Facilitating Clinical Training for Physicians and Advancing Local Healthcare Efficiency in Central and Western China DUBLIN, Ireland and CHENGDU, Sichuan, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced the groundbreaking of its Chengdu Innovation Center at the Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation … Read the full press release