Monthly Archives: May 2018

Nestlé to combine its two scientific discovery units to build one impactful organization, Nestlé Research

Vevey, Switzerland, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé has today announced changes that further strengthen its research and development operations, the largest of any food company worldwide. Nestlé will bring together its two scientific discovery units, the Nestlé Research Center and the … Read the full press release

EBRD supports the modernisation of Egypt’s oil industry

US$200 million loan for investments in energy efficiency and refurbishment. US$200 million loan for energy efficiency and modernisation of SOPC refinery Investment will improve plant’s operational performance and carbon footprint Strong growth in domestic demand for oil and gas in … Read the full press release

The EBRD is the first multilateral development bank to become a TCFD supporter

Ahead of landmark conference on TCFD guidance, Bank announces commitment to climate-related financial disclosures The EBRD commits to launching climate-related financial disclosure during 2018 The Bank’s Sustainability Report outlines a clear approach for transparency on climate risks LONDON, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The … Read the full press release

YIT to start construction on the second stage of Hollister Incorporated’s medical device factory in Kaunas, Lithuania

HELSINKI, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — YIT has signed a contract with Hollister Incorporated, a US-based medical products manufacturing company, to construct the second stage of a medical device factory in Kaunas, Lithuania. The value of the deal for YIT is approximately EUR 25 million … Read the full press release

Kalmar to deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalised container handling solution at Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in Norway

HELSINKI, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and Yara have entered into an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalised container handling solution at Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in … Read the full press release

The MAHLE Group increases its holding in automotive workshop equipment specialist BrainBee to 80 percent

The MAHLE Group has increased its holding in BrainBee, an automotive workshop equipment specialist, to 80 percent of the company’s shares. After a strategic minority holding of 20 percent was agreed in September 2017, MAHLE Aftermarket is now taking another … Read the full press release

KUKA Assembly & Test named a GM Supplier of the Year for the 3rd time at General Motors’ Supplier of the Year awards

KUKA Assembly & Test was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Friday, April 20 in Orlando, Florida. AUGSBURG, Germany/Orlando, FL, USA, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — GM … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool researchers awarded £73k grant to help identify brain imaging biomarkers for drug treatment response in epilepsy

LIVERPOOL, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Liverpool have been awarded a £73k grant from Epilepsy Research UK to help identify brain imaging biomarkers for drug treatment response in epilepsy. Dr Simon Keller, from the University’s Institute Of Translational Medicine, … Read the full press release

University of Leeds launches online course for female entrepreneurs across the world

LEEDS, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leeds’ Digital Education Service has designed and delivered an online course for female entrepreneurs across the world. Launching today, the course supports Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women initiative and will provide female entrepreneurs with a … Read the full press release

Stagecoach appoints Clare Burles as UK Bus Business Change Director

Virgin Trains East Coast People Director Clare Burles to take on new role PERTH, Scotland, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stagecoach has announced a new director to lead an innovative business change programme within its UK Bus Division. Current Virgin Trains East … Read the full press release

SAS to provide analytical software to the Scottish Government

Marlow, UK, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SAS, the leader in analytics, is pleased to announce it has reaffirmed its long-term commitment to provide analytical software to the Scottish Government. Across range of different areas, including education, welfare, child protection and social … Read the full press release

Chr. Hansen launches new product series for its white cheese starter culture range

Chr. Hansen’s latest launch secures rich flavor, more flexibility and consistent quality for the cheesemaker Hoersholm, Denmark, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DVS® WHITE FLORA is the latest addition to Chr. Hansen’s white cheese starter culture range. The new product series consists … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool Professor Susan Dawson appointed independent non-executive director at Pets at Home Group Plc

LIVERPOOL, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Susan Dawson has been appointed as an independent non-executive director at Pets at Home Group Plc, the UK’s leading pet care business. Susan, who is also Dean of the University’s Institute of Veterinary Science, has strong Board … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool PhD student Raquel Medialdea crowned third in the national final of FameLab Spain

LIVERPOOL, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A passionate and engaging talk about Ebola saw University of Liverpool PhD student Raquel Medialdea crowned third in the national final of FameLab Spain, which celebrates effective science communication in young scientists. Watched by a … Read the full press release

Registration now open for BayG.A.P. online training on Good Agricultural Practices

Free online course in English starts on May 28 2018. Registration open now Portuguese and Spanish version planned for second half of 2018 BayG.A.P. online training in Integrated Pest Management, residue management and pollinator health helps farmers comply with international … Read the full press release

UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur appointed as a member of the board of the League of European Research Universities

UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, has been appointed as a member of the board of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) alongside Professor Karen Maex from the University of Amsterdam LONDON, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — LERU is a … Read the full press release

Agfa Graphics announces global price increase program for its prepress printing plates

Measures taken to offset sharp increases in aluminum prices Mortsel, Belgium, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, Agfa Graphics announced a global price increase program for its prepress printing plates. Depending on the different contracts, markets and regions, substantial price increases … Read the full press release

University of Leicester archaeologists to start new excavations at Bradgate Park

Free public event on Sunday 1 July to reveal new discoveries at popular attraction Discoveries made by archaeologists at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire include evidence for Ice Age hunting (c. 14,500 years ago), Mesolithic hunting (c. 6000-9000 years ago), Bronze … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: Joe Orton tribute wins ‘Best Wildcard’ award at the 2018 Saboteur Awards

A night of accolades for Leicester’s indie arts scene at this year’s Saboteur Awards LEICESTER, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — It was a night of recognition for the arts in Leicester at the 2018 Saboteur Awards. The Saboteur Awards, which are … Read the full press release

University of Leicester historian Professor Roey Sweet appointed Director of Partnerships and Engagement by The Arts and Humanities Research Council

Leicester historian to assume role with research council LEICESTER, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Arts and Humanities Research Council has today (Wednesday, March 21) announced the appointment of Professor Roey Sweet to the position of Director of Partnerships and Engagement. In this … Read the full press release

Ericsson selected by EE to deliver a next-generation customer experience management system

EE, the UK’s largest mobile operator and part of the BT Group, has selected Ericsson Expert Analytics as its next-generation customer experience management (CEM) system The solution is aimed at improving EE subscriber satisfaction, net promoter score, propensity to call … Read the full press release

Škoda Transportation acquires remaining 25% of Transtech; becomes the 100% owner of the only Scandinavian manufacturer of rolling stock in Finland

The Škoda Transportation Group became the 100% owner of the only Scandinavian manufacturer of rolling stock in Finland, the Transtech company. The majority stake in Transtech was purchased by Škoda in August 2015. The agreement to buy the remaining 25 … Read the full press release

SSAB participates in a new Swedish corporate initiative on circular material flows

STOCKHOLM, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SSAB is one of the main participants in a new Swedish corporate initiative regarding circular material flows. The initiative, called Circular Sweden, is a forum consisting of several large Swedish companies and organizations such as Axfood, … Read the full press release

University Steel Prize 2018 goes to Sergi Parareda Oriol for his research on the fatigue strength of trimmed edges in high-strength steel

For his innovative research on the fatigue strength of trimmed edges in high-strength steel, Sergi Parareda Oriol, from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain, has won the University Steel Prize 2018. STOCKHOLM, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “Combining understanding of this complex … Read the full press release

Dupixent demonstrated significant improvement in multiple asthma endpoints in two Phase 3 clinical trials

Results showed Dupixent demonstrated a significant improvement in multiple asthma endpoints in two Phase 3 clinical trials in a broad population of patients with uncontrolled asthma, irrespective of minimum baseline eosinophil levels or other biomarkers of Type 2 inflammation Greater … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO introduces Beeldbankieren service to book an online video banking appointment

AMSTERDAM, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Anyone walking, travelling by rail or driving on the A10 ring-road yesterday evening couldn’t have missed the large images of people projected on the side of ABN AMRO’s head office at Gustav Mahlerplein in Amsterdam. This … Read the full press release

Kudelski Group partner with u-blox to bring premium-grade security to IoT devices across the automotive, industrial and customer markets

CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE,  and THALWIL, Switzerland, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), the world leader in digital security, and u blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in positioning and wireless communication technologies for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets, today announced the … Read the full press release

Avia Solutions Group: Laserpas received ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications

Vilnius, Lithuania, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Laserpas, an aerial power grid inspection service provider, has just received certifications stating that it follows business practices that are both customer and environmentally friendly. This month Laserpas received ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications. … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham data science experts partner with Chengdu’s West China Hospital to improve understanding of the aetiology of diseases

University of Birmingham data science experts today signed an agreement to join forces with one of China’s best and biggest hospitals to gather, organise and analyse patient information under related laws and regulations from both countries and help improve healthcare … Read the full press release

University of Dundee announces designer and founder of startup ‘#upfront’ Lauren Currie OBE as the latest Saturday Series guest speaker

DUNDEE, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Transforming stage fright into a force for good can help to challenge patriarchal attitudes in society, a leading entrepreneur claims. Lauren Currie OBE is inviting members of the public to join her on stage when she … Read the full press release