Daily Archives: 4, August 2023

Crédit Agricole’s Indosuez Wealth Management Forges Partnership with Degroof Petercam

(IN BRIEF) Indosuez Wealth Management, a subsidiary of the Crédit Agricole Group, announces a significant agreement to acquire a majority stake in Degroof Petercam, a renowned wealth management leader in Belgium. The strategic acquisition, done in partnership with CLdN group, … Read the full press release

EBRD Extends US$ 109 Million Loan to Türkiye İş Bankası for Earthquake Recovery

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending a US$ 109 million loan to Turkiye İş Bankası (İşbank), the largest private bank in Türkiye, to aid businesses and individuals affected by the devastating earthquakes that hit … Read the full press release

EBRD Collaborates with Romania for Landmark Renewable Energy Auction

(IN BRIEF) Romania is set to launch its inaugural auction for a contract-for-difference (CfD) support scheme to promote renewable energy. The scheme will provide backing for onshore wind power and solar photovoltaic projects with a combined capacity of 2,000 MW … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bahn Secures €2 Billion Financing from EIB and HypoVereinsbank for Munich S-Bahn Expansion

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and UniCredit’s HypoVereinsbank are jointly providing credit lines exceeding €2 billion to support Deutsche Bahn in acquiring 90 new trains for the Munich S-Bahn. The financing is channeled through Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft (BEG) on … Read the full press release

EIB Group’s €360 Million ABS Investment to Drive Green Projects and Support Spanish Businesses

(IN BRIEF) The EIB Group, comprised of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Investment Fund (EIF), has invested €360 million in a new asset-backed securities (ABS) issuance with Banco Santander. The investment will support working capital and liquidity needs … Read the full press release

Continental Introduces ContiConnect Live for Real-Time Remote Tire Monitoring of Trailers

(IN BRIEF) Continental has introduced ContiConnect Live, a digital solution that offers real-time remote tire monitoring for trailers. The system uses tire sensor data sent to a telematics unit and can provide continuous information about tire inflation status and temperature. … Read the full press release

Continental Automotive Recognizes Top Suppliers with ‘Supplier of the Year’ Awards in Onsite Ceremony

(IN BRIEF) Continental Automotive held an onsite ceremony to honor its best suppliers for 2022 with the “Supplier of the Year” awards. The event marked a return to in-person gatherings after three years of virtual presentations due to the pandemic. … Read the full press release

Deutsche Börse Group to Acquire FundsDLT, Boosting Fund Distribution with Blockchain Technology

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Börse Group, a global market infrastructure provider, is set to acquire the remaining shares of FundsDLT, a Luxembourg-based decentralized platform based on distributed ledger technology (DLT) for fund distribution and processing. The acquisition, expected to be completed … Read the full press release

QRT Declares Initial Public Offering for Real Estate Income Trust, Offering Up to $5 Billion in Common Stock

(IN BRIEF) EQT Exeter Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (EQRT) has announced the effectiveness of its Registration Statement on Form S-11 for its initial public offering of common stock. The company plans to offer up to $5 billion in shares … Read the full press release

TU/e Researchers Awarded NWO Veni Grants for Innovative Studies in Diverse Fields

(IN BRIEF) The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Veni grants to seven early-stage researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The recipients include researchers working on topics like creating fake sticky cells to study cell motion, developing security … Read the full press release

University of York’s Inclusive Learning Team Receives National Award for Collaborative Excellence in Teaching and Inclusivity

(IN BRIEF) The University of York’s Inclusive Learning team has been awarded a national Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) by Advance HE for their value-based approach to inclusive teaching and learning. The team leads and supports projects focused on … Read the full press release

LEGO Group Empowers Young Creatives with Free Workshops to Play Unstoppable and Break Gender Stereotypes

(IN BRIEF) The LEGO Group has launched a series of free workshops as part of its Play Unstoppable initiative to encourage creative expression among children aged 6-12. The workshops, led by trailblazing creatives, aim to celebrate girls’ potential and break … Read the full press release

University of Warwick’s Dr. Elena Riva Receives National Teaching Fellowship for Advancing Interdisciplinary Education and Wellbeing

(IN BRIEF) Dr. Elena Riva, an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, has been awarded the 2023 National Teaching Fellowship for her outstanding work in enhancing students’ learning experience and promoting interdisciplinary education and wellbeing in the curriculum. Her … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Shortlisted for University of the Year at UK Social Mobility Awards 2023

(IN BRIEF) The University of Warwick has been nominated for the University of the Year award at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2023. The awards recognize organizations that are actively working to advance social mobility within their workforce and beyond. … Read the full press release

BlueRock Therapeutics and bit.bio Collaborate on iPSC-Derived T Cell Therapies for Autoimmune Disorders

(IN BRIEF) BlueRock Therapeutics and bit.bio have announced a collaboration and option agreement to discover and manufacture iPSC-derived regulatory T cells (Tregs) for therapeutic use. Tregs are crucial for immune system balance and controlling excessive immune reactions, making them potential … Read the full press release

AskBio Initiates Clinical Trial for Gene Therapy Targeting Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2I/R9

(IN BRIEF) Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc. (AskBio), a gene therapy company owned by Bayer AG, has begun the Phase 1/Phase 2 LION-CS101 clinical trial for patients with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2I/R9 (LGMD2I/R9). The trial is evaluating AB-1003 (LION-101), an investigational … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool Receives Grant to Study Impact of Trade on NCD Prevention Policies

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool’s Law & Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit (Law & NCD Unit) has been granted £813,600 by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to study the impact of trade on implementing policies to … Read the full press release

Lenzing Group Earns Coveted Platinum Status in EcoVadis CSR Rating for Third Time

(IN BRIEF) The Lenzing Group, a leading provider of specialty fibers for the textile and nonwoven industries, has received platinum status in the EcoVadis CSR rating for its exceptional performance in corporate social responsibility. The rating covers key areas like … Read the full press release

University of Twente Researchers Receive Prestigious Veni Grants for Innovative Studies

(IN BRIEF) The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Veni grants to four researchers at the University of Twente. The recipients include Rick Hogeboom, exploring ethical perspectives on water usage; Harijot Singh Bindra, designing electronics to run sensors without batteries; … Read the full press release

Wood Advances Low Carbon Pipelines Projects in North America Amid Growing Clean Energy Investments

(IN BRIEF) Wood, a leading engineering firm, is undertaking concept and front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies for nearly 2,000 miles of onshore low carbon pipelines in North America. With a proven track record in designing some of the longest … Read the full press release

Newcastle University Educators Honored for Outstanding Impact on Student Success and Teaching Excellence

(IN BRIEF) Newcastle University educators have been honored with prestigious awards for their exceptional impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession. Professor Ruth Valentine and Dr Joanna Matthan have been named National Teaching Fellows for their contributions to widening … Read the full press release

Vestas Secures 189 MW Turbine Order for Unnamed US Wind Project

(IN BRIEF) Vestas, a leading wind turbine manufacturer, has secured a 189 MW order to supply an undisclosed wind project in the USA. The order comprises 45 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines. Vestas will handle the supply, delivery, and commissioning of … Read the full press release

Lane Wins $102M Contract to Enhance Key Interstate 4 Interchange for Florida’s Tourist Attractions

(IN BRIEF) Lane, the U.S. subsidiary of the Webuild Group, has secured a $102-million contract for the design and partial reconstruction of the Interstate 4 (I-4) and Apopka-Vineland Road (State Road 535) interchange in Orange County, Florida. The project aims … Read the full press release

HKB-Hoa Lu Paper and ANDRITZ Collaborate Successfully on High-Quality OCC Line in Vietnam

(IN BRIEF) HKB-Hoa Lu Paper Co., Ltd. has successfully launched an OCC (old corrugated containers) line and reject treatment system provided by ANDRITZ at its mill in Nho Quan District, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam. The new line has a processing … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ to Boost Fridge Recycling Capacity for Enva Northern Ireland’s New Plant in Toomebridge

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, an international technology group, will supply Enva Northern Ireland Ltd. with an automated fridge recycling plant for their new site in Toomebridge. The plant will process 70 fridges per hour and is set to start operating in … Read the full press release