Monthly Archives: March 2018

The German Research Foundation (DFG) awarded the 2018 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize to Antonia Wachter-Zeh of Technical University of Munich (TUM)

TUM scientist wins the most important German award for young talent MUNICH, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The German Research Foundation (DFG) has awarded the 2018 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize to Antonia Wachter-Zeh, Professor of Coding for Communications and Data Storage. Wachter-Zeh has … Read the full press release

University of Warwick commits to a close and active research and teaching alliance with French and Belgian partners despite Brexit

COVENTRY, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Warwick has today signed and launched two major teaching and research collaborations with partner universities and colleges in Paris and Brussels. The initiative, launched today in the University of Warwick’s base in London’s … Read the full press release

University of Warwick research links technological leadership and economic leadership in the context of 16th and 17th century Europe

Economic leadership and technological leadership are often closely linked. Efficient organisations make investment decisions based on market forces. Less efficient organisations allow other factors to influence their decisions. The Portuguese and Dutch merchant shipping empires of the 16th and 17th century demonstrate … Read the full press release

Arla Foods to sell its cheese production site in Sonthofen, Germany to dairy company Allgäuer Hof-Milch GmbH

Viby J, Denmark, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — European dairy co-operative Arla Foods plans to sell its cheese production site in Sonthofen, Germany to German-based dairy company Allgäuer Hof-Milch GmbH. Both companies have signed a letter of intent and aim to finalize … Read the full press release

Marloes Sengers will be responsible for the company-wide HR policy of APG

HEERLEN, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marloes Sengers (36) has been appointed Human Resources Director by APG’s Executive Board from April 1, 2018. In this position, she is responsible for the company-wide HR policy of APG, fulfilling a crucial role in the … Read the full press release

Human rights campaigner Shami Chakrabarti will take part in the York Festival of Ideas 2018

Leading human rights campaigner and Shadow Attorney General, Shami Chakrabarti, will take part in the York Festival of Ideas 2018, discussing why women still need equality in the 21st century. YORK, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Shami was the Director of … Read the full press release

Study: dramatic climate event with a sudden drop in average temperatures had no substantial impact on human activity at Star Carr

Pioneering early people who lived at the end of the last ice age actually carried on with life as usual despite plummeting temperatures, a study at a world-famous archaeological site in North Yorkshire suggests. YORK, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading … Read the full press release

University of York: SMEs in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding can apply for EU grants to help them innovate

A funding scheme managed by the University of York has awarded grants totalling more than half a million pounds – resulting in the creation of 18 jobs. YORK, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Small to medium sized businesses in York, North Yorkshire … Read the full press release

Garmin named Official Supplier for Team Luna Rossa Challenge, Challenger of Record for the 36th America’s Cup

OLATHE, Kansas, USA, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Garmin today announced that it has been selected as an Official Supplier for Team Luna Rossa Challenge, Challenger of Record for the 36th America’s Cup. As official supplier, Garmin will supply its high performance GNX™ … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge and Nanjing Municipal Government to establish joint research centre

The new joint centre will support innovative research into smart cities and fully integrated urban environments. CAMBRIDGE, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Stephen Toope, the University of Cambridge’s Vice-Chancellor, today signed an agreement to formalise a strategic partnership with the Nanjing … Read the full press release

UK’s top cybersecurity universities battled at the Inter-ACE 2018 cybersecurity challenge in the University of Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — More than 130 students representing 18 of the UK’s top cybersecurity universities battled it out at the Inter-ACE 2018 cybersecurity challenge, hosted by the University of Cambridge. The competition, supported by GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre, and designed to attract … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank enters into agreement with ABANCA for the sale of its Private & Commercial Banking business in Portugal

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its local Private & Commercial Banking business in Portugal to ABANCA Corporación Bancaria S.A. (ABANCA). With … Read the full press release

B3i launches insurance solutions on a blockchain platform across the re/insurance industry

Transition to independent legal entity significant milestone for B3i B3i Services AG to commercialize blockchain solutions for re/insurance First product demonstrated efficiency gains of up to 30 percent in initial testin MUNICH, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative … Read the full press release

Mono Solutions and Orange partner to expand digital services for SMBs in France

COPENHAGEN, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Mono Solutions and Orange have partnered to help small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in France with more digital services to grow their business. Orange, a leading telecommunications company, has chosen to use the Mono Platform … Read the full press release

The Sussex Competition Show Choir won this year’s Masters of Show Choir competition in London

Singing students are full of glee after winning a national competition. BRIGHTON, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Sussex Competition Show Choir battled it out against nine other university choirs to win this year’s Masters of Show Choir competition in London on 18 March. … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: Dr Marie-Fabrice Gasasira Uwamahoro organised a one-day science festival for school pupils and teachers in Rwanda

BRIGHTON, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of Sussex scientist has returned to her homeland to inspire a new generation to follow in her footsteps. Dr Marie-Fabrice Gasasira Uwamahoro, a research technician at the University’s world-renowned Genome Damage and Stability Centre, organised a … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: EU likely to reject a significantly enhanced version of its Canada trade deal for the UK after Brexit

BRIGHTON, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Union is likely to reject a significantly enhanced version of its Canada trade deal for the UK after Brexit, according to experts. An in-depth analysis – published by the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO) … Read the full press release

Ericsson and Ambra Solutions to deliver Canada’s deepest underground LTE network

LTE Advanced network will be deployed three kilometers below ground – the deepest LTE network in Canada Data and voice access network will be built completely on Ericsson equipment New LTE network will increase mine safety, efficiency and pave the … Read the full press release

Xavier Dedullen appointed Senior VP, Chief Legal Officer and Head of Legal Affairs & Compliance at Ericsson

Xavier Dedullen is appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Head of Group Function Legal Affairs & Compliance, and member of Ericsson’s Executive Team, effective April 1, 2018 Erik Ekudden, Chief Technology Officer, is appointed Senior Vice President, Chief … Read the full press release

Ericsson to modernize and expand Melita network as it moves towards 5G

Leading Maltese network service provider, Melita, selects Ericsson to modernize and expand its network and prepare for 5G Next-generation services and capabilities to significantly improve user experience Agreement includes Ericsson Radio System (ERS); modernization and expansion of Ericsson virtual Evolved … Read the full press release

Carolina West Wireless, Cellcom, Chariton Valley and East Kentucky Networks move their network management to the cloud with Ericsson Network Management as a Service

Cloud network management as a service is becoming a reality for four regional service providers in the US, who are leveling the competitive landscape through Ericsson Network Management as a Service. STOCKHOLM, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — By moving their network management … Read the full press release

Ericsson, Vertiv and NorthStar to form the Ericsson Energy Alliance

The alliance comprises Ericsson, Vertiv and NorthStar – with more members to follow Service providers will benefit from the cost-efficient, environmental and sustainability aspects offered by this partnership The alliance addresses the service providers’ needs on radio site evolution towards … Read the full press release

Royal DSM unveils full portfolio of yeast and enzymes for starch, fiber and biomass conversions

Elgin, IL , USA, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, announces its commitment to bring innovative solutions to the biofuels industry with a full portfolio offering of yeast and enzymes for … Read the full press release

DSM 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Materials Sciences presented to Prof. Doros Theodorou of National Technical University of Athens

Sittard, the Netherlands, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, is pleased to present the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Materials Sciences to Prof. Doros Theodorou, Ph.D., Professor in Materials Science & … Read the full press release

DSM to present personalized nutrition at Vitafoods Europe in Geneva, 15-17 May 2018

DSM, stand F10, Vitafoods Europe, Geneva, 15-17 May 2018 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DSM will welcome attendees to experience the nutrition of the future at Vitafoods Europe 2018, with insights and innovations that will enable customers to capture … Read the full press release

Four innovative design concepts that utilize high-strength steel nominated for the Swedish Steel Prize 2018

The Swedish Steel Prize 2018 finalists have been named, revealing four innovative design concepts that utilize high-strength steel to achieve the highest possible performance. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on May 24. STOCKHOLM, 28-Mar-2018 — … Read the full press release

Universities of Bristol and Tokyo collaboration attempted a novel route to understand what makes a liquid behave like water

The properties of water have fascinated scientists for centuries, but yet its unique behaviour remains a mystery. BRISTOL, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, a … Read the full press release

Atos and Siemens to accelerate their joint innovation and investment program

Successful strategic cooperation with Atos, which started in 2011, to be further expanded  Joint innovation and investment program extended by an additional €100 million, totaling €330 million  Joint order intake of € 2.5 billion to date, overachieving all expectations  Ambition … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: New maritime security toolkit aims to present a new model for capacity building and governance of our seas

BRISTOL, 27-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — International policy makers, coastguard, navies and shipping companies can now access comprehensive advice and guidance to making the world’s oceans safe from piracy and smuggling. Endorsed at its launch by the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative … Read the full press release

Daimler and BYD Automotive Industry Co. launch the new DENZA 500 battery electric vehicle

Daimler and its Chinese partner BYD continuously invest in DENZA product development for China’s New Energy Vehicle (NEV) market New DENZA electric vehicle brings a refreshed exterior design and extended range of around 500 kilometers Locally sourced and produced, DENZA … Read the full press release