Daily Archives: 10, August 2023

University of Bristol Leads £1.8 Million Initiative to Boost Innovation in Small Financial Services Firms

(IN BRIEF) The University of Bristol is spearheading a pioneering £1.8 million program, called Future Finance for All, aimed at accelerating innovation adoption in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-tier financial services firms. Backed by Innovate UK and the … Read the full press release

Screening Program Reduces Incidence of Lower Bowel Cancer by 15%, Major Study Finds

(IN BRIEF) A study conducted by researchers from the University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust has found that the introduction of the English Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) in 2006 led to a reduction … Read the full press release

Seafood with a View: Study Shows Consumers Willing to Pay More for Locally Caught Fish in Sight of Active Fisheries

(IN BRIEF) Researchers from the University of York and The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen conducted a study in the Scottish inshore fishing towns of Mallaig and Oban, revealing that consumers are willing to pay significantly more for seafood if … Read the full press release

AMAG Austria Metall Achieves Top Sustainability Ranking, Named World’s Most Sustainable Aluminum Company by Sustainalytics

(IN BRIEF) AMAG Austria Metall AG has received the highest ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) rating from Sustainalytics, indicating the company’s strong performance in environmental, social, and responsible corporate governance aspects. AMAG’s ESG program was recognized as comprehensive and effective, … Read the full press release

University of Leeds Researchers Inspire Children with Robot Doctors and AI at Child Friendly Leeds Live Event

(IN BRIEF) University of Leeds researchers participated in the Child Friendly Leeds Live event held at Millennium Square. The researchers engaged with children and parents through interactive games and educational stalls, showcasing the potential of robot doctors in transforming healthcare … Read the full press release

MAHLE Secures Future Viability with Labor Agreement for German Locations

(IN BRIEF) MAHLE, a German automotive parts manufacturer, has reached a labor agreement with management and employee representatives to enhance the future sustainability of its German facilities. The agreement emphasizes the development of future concepts for individual locations through a … Read the full press release

Cutting-Edge Sensing Technology Aids Study on Coastal Erosion and Cliff Collapse

(IN BRIEF) The University of East Anglia’s School of Environmental Sciences has acquired cutting-edge fibre optic ground sensing equipment, funded by a £460k grant from the National Environment Research Council (NERC). This technology will be used to detect coastal erosion … Read the full press release

Study Reveals Undervaluation of Nature Fuels Environmental Crisis: Calls for Shift in Values and Policies

(IN BRIEF) A new study published in Nature, involving researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA), highlights the undervaluation of nature as a core aspect of the current environmental crisis. The study identifies the dominance of narrow market-based values … Read the full press release

Newcastle University Receives Funding to Expand Applied Health and Care Research Methodology Incubator

(IN BRIEF) Newcastle University has been awarded funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Incubator award to expand capacity in applied health and care research methodology. Led by Professor Dawn Teare, the renewal of the Applied … Read the full press release

University of Warwick’s Biodiversity-Enhancing Roundabout Named Roundabout of the Year 2024

(IN BRIEF) A roundabout at the University of Warwick has been named Roundabout of the Year 2024 for its contribution to promoting biodiversity and supporting the local ecosystem. The roundabout features a variety of plant species known for attracting bees, … Read the full press release

Italian Dentist Revolutionizes Hygiene Practices with Robotic Instrument Sterilization

(IN BRIEF) Italian dentist and entrepreneur Giorgio Castagno has embraced automation to improve efficiency and hygiene in his dental practice. Recognizing the challenges of manual sterilization processes, he partnered with industry expert Marco Galvan to establish the startup Robota. Together, … Read the full press release

UScellular and Ericsson Forge Partnership to Deliver Private 5G Network Solutions Across Industries

(IN BRIEF) UScellular and Ericsson have partnered to offer private wireless network solutions for various industry sectors, starting with a focus on Industry 4.0 manufacturing, logistics, distribution, and warehousing. The collaboration combines Ericsson’s Private 5G network portfolio with UScellular’s connectivity … Read the full press release

Former Voith Paper CEO Dr. Hans-Peter Sollinger Celebrates 70th Birthday, Reflecting on Transformative Leadership Journey

(IN BRIEF) Dr. Hans-Peter Sollinger, former CEO of Voith Paper from 2005 to 2014, celebrates his 70th birthday. Over his 30-year tenure at Voith, he played a significant role in shaping the company’s success. Sollinger started as a project planning … Read the full press release

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and Accenture Partner for Data-Driven Transformation through Joint Venture

(IN BRIEF) Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. and Accenture have entered into a joint venture set to commence in January 2024. The venture is aimed at supporting Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group’s goal of becoming a data-driven organization with streamlined administrative and … Read the full press release

Iberdrola’s Alto Tâmega Hydroelectric Power Plant Nears Completion, Marking Milestone in Portugal’s Energy Landscape

(IN BRIEF) The Alto Tâmega Hydroelectric Power Plant construction is progressing well, with civil works almost complete and electromechanical assemblies set to finish by the end of 2023. Part of the Tâmega complex, Alto Tâmega has 160 MW capacity, being … Read the full press release

Team Sonnenwagen Presents Efficient Solar Car ‘Adelie’ with Covestro’s Support Ahead of Australian Solar Challenge

(IN BRIEF) Team Sonnenwagen, a group of students from RWTH Aachen University and Aachen University of Applied Sciences, has developed a highly efficient solar car named “Adelie” to participate in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, a challenging solar race across … Read the full press release

Ströer Reports Resilient H1 2023 Results with Strong OOH and Digital Growth Amid Challenging Market

(IN BRIEF) Ströer SE & Co. KGaA has reported its first-half 2023 results, showcasing a 7% increase in consolidated revenue to EUR 865 million amidst challenging market conditions. The company outperformed the contracting German advertising market by more than 10 … Read the full press release

Valio and St1’s Biogas Plant in Finland Advances Construction Preparations for Renewable Energy Production

(IN BRIEF) Suomen Lantakaasu Oy, a joint venture between Valio and St1, is making progress with the construction preparations for a biogas production plant in Kiuruvesi, Finland. The company has finalized the site location through consultations with residents and agreement … Read the full press release

Novozymes Reports Resilient First-Half Performance Amidst Market Volatility, Adjusts 2023 Outlook

(IN BRIEF) Novozymes, a global biosolutions company, has reported its first-half 2023 financial results. The company achieved 3% organic sales growth, an EBIT margin of 25% before special items, and a return on invested capital (ROIC) including goodwill of 17% … Read the full press release

E.ON Reports Strong First-Half Growth and Raises 2023 Earnings Forecast Amidst Calming Energy Markets

(IN BRIEF) E.ON, a leading energy company, has reported positive first-half results for 2023, attributed to a more stable energy market environment. Both of its segments, Energy Networks and Customer Solutions, showed strong operating performances. This has led E.ON to … Read the full press release