Daily Archives: 30, August 2023

Germany: The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) Issues Warning on swissalgo.org’s Unauthorized Financial Activities

(IN BRIEF) The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has issued a warning about the website swissalgo.org. BaFin’s investigation reveals that the operator of the website, known by various names including Swiss Algo and CentralKasse, is providing financial and investment services … Read the full press release

Major Multinational Operation Dismantles Global Malware Network: Eurojust’s Integral Role in Taking Down Qakbot

(IN BRIEF) A global operation led by the US has successfully taken down the ‘Qakbot’ malware network that infected 700,000 computers and caused massive financial damage. Collaborating with countries like France, Germany, and the UK, the initiative disrupted cybercrime. Eurojust … Read the full press release

EMA Backs Comirnaty Omicron XBB.1.5 Vaccine for Varied Ages Amid Variant Concerns

(IN BRIEF) EMA proposes Comirnaty Omicron XBB.1.5 vaccine for ages 6 months+, tailored to combat Omicron XBB.1.5 variant. One dose suffices for ages 5+, while kids 6 months to 4 years may need 1 or 3 doses based on prior … Read the full press release

Leadership Transition at Shell: Ronan Cassidy Steps Down, Rachel Solway to Take Over as Chief HR Officer

(IN BRIEF) Ronan Cassidy, Chief Human Resources and Corporate Officer of Shell plc, will step down from his position on December 31, 2023, and leave the company thereafter. Rachel Solway, currently Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Organization Development & … Read the full press release

Logicor Expands Logistics Portfolio with Acquisition of Greenfield Development in Lelystad, Netherlands

(IN BRIEF) Logicor, a prominent logistics real estate developer, owner, and manager in Europe, has finalized the acquisition of a logistics greenfield development site in Lelystad, Netherlands. The site spans over 61,000 m2 and will host the construction of three … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ to Enhance Lotus Teknik Tekstil’s Nonwovens Production with Metris All-In-One Platform

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, an international technology group, has secured an order from Lotus Teknik Tekstil A.Ş. in Turkey to install the Metris All-In-One digitalization platform for their new WetlaceTM CP nonwovens production line. The integration of this platform is scheduled … Read the full press release

ENTEG Institute’s Daniele Parisi Joins EUR 3.9M ‘ReBond’ Project for Universal Plastic Recycling

(IN BRIEF) Daniele Parisi, an assistant professor at the ENTEG institute, is a partner in the ‘ReBond’ project, which has received EUR 3.9 million in funding from Horizon 2022 – MSCA – ITN. The project focuses on developing a universal … Read the full press release

voestalpine AG’s Management Board: Renewed Mandates and New Appointments for Continued Growth

(IN BRIEF) voestalpine AG’s Supervisory Board has made significant decisions regarding its Management Board, reappointing three existing members and introducing two new members. Herbert Eibensteiner will continue as Chairman of the Management Board for another five years, with Hubert Zajicek … Read the full press release

RWE Triumphs in First Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Lease Auction, Expanding U.S. Footprint

(IN BRIEF) RWE, a leading global offshore wind company, has secured a lease in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s first Gulf of Mexico offshore wind lease auction. The company won Lease Area OCS-G 37334 with a bid of $5.6 … Read the full press release

Bang & Olufsen and Ferrari Unveil Iconic Collaboration: Aluminum Craftsmanship Meets Signature Red in Historic Collection

(IN BRIEF) Bang & Olufsen and Ferrari have collaborated to create a collection that combines their iconic brands. The collaboration highlights the strengths of both companies – Bang & Olufsen’s excellence in aluminum craftsmanship and Ferrari’s renowned red color. The … Read the full press release

Pairwise and Bayer Extend Collaboration to Develop Gene-Edited Short-Stature Corn for Smart Agriculture

(IN BRIEF) Pairwise and Bayer have entered into a new five-year, multi-million Dollar collaboration focusing on gene-edited short-stature corn. Building on their initial partnership for corn, soy, wheat, cotton, and canola, this collaboration aims to optimize and enhance gene-edited short-stature … Read the full press release

MAN Truck & Bus Welcomes 528 New Apprentices to Foster Skilled Workforce in Evolving Transport Solutions Industry

(IN BRIEF) MAN Truck & Bus, a commercial vehicle manufacturer, has welcomed 528 new apprentices across twelve occupations at its three large German production sites in Munich, Nuremberg, and Salzgitter, along with German service workshops. Additionally, 30 dual students are … Read the full press release

Alstom Inaugurates Advanced Bogie Centre in Kazakhstan to Enhance Railway Vehicle Lifecycle Support

(IN BRIEF) Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has inaugurated its first bogie centre in Astana, Kazakhstan. The centre will produce and maintain bogies for various railway vehicles throughout their lifecycle. Alstom invested over €15 million in … Read the full press release

Ericsson Receives Google Cloud’s 2023 Partner Award for Transformative Telecommunications Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson has been awarded the 2023 Google Cloud Industry Solution Technology Partner of the Year Award for Telecommunications. The recognition stems from Ericsson’s innovative integration of its 5G portfolio with Google Cloud technology. The collaboration between Ericsson and … Read the full press release

Ericsson, AWS, and Hitachi Demonstrate 5G and AI’s Impact on Manufacturing Efficiency

(IN BRIEF) Technology giants Ericsson, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Hitachi America R&D have collaborated to showcase the transformative potential of existing 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), and automation solutions in manufacturing. A private 5G infrastructure trial was conducted at Hitachi … Read the full press release

Google Cloud and Estée Lauder Partner to Transform Luxury Digital Experience with Generative AI

(IN BRIEF) Google Cloud and The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (ELC) are expanding their partnership to utilize generative AI for ELC’s brand sites, enhancing the luxury digital experience. Through this collaboration, ELC aims to understand consumer sentiment, improve R&D efforts, … Read the full press release

Galp Invests $5 Million in Verdagy’s Innovative Electrolysis Technology for Industrial Decarbonization

(IN BRIEF) Galp, an energy company, has invested $5 million in Verdagy, a US-based company developing scalable electrolysis technology for industrial applications. This technology aims to reduce costs and dependency on critical raw materials compared to current electrolysis methods. Galp’s … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO Chief Risk Officer Tanja Cuppen Concludes Second Term, Successor Search Underway

(IN BRIEF) Tanja Cuppen, the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of ABN AMRO Bank NV, will not be seeking another term after completing two terms in the role. Cuppen joined the bank in October 2017 as CRO and was reappointed in … Read the full press release

NAGRA Partners with 2G Digital Post to Enhance Secure Localization and Content Distribution

(IN BRIEF) NAGRA, a Kudelski Group subsidiary and a prominent provider of content protection and media solutions, has formed a partnership with 2G Digital Post, a Burbank-based post-production and localization services provider. The collaboration addresses the increasing demand for secure … Read the full press release

Accenture Bolsters Industrial Expertise with Acquisition of ATI Solutions Group

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has acquired ATI Solutions Group (ATI), a consulting service provider based in Perth that serves the mining, energy, and rail industries. The acquisition aims to enhance Accenture’s capabilities in Western Australia, where there’s a demand for specialized … Read the full press release

Electrolux Unveils AEG EcoLine: Resource-Efficient Appliances to Reduce Climate Impact

(IN BRIEF) Electrolux Group, operating under its premium brand AEG, is unveiling its most resource-efficient appliances, the AEG EcoLine, at IFA 2023. These appliances, covering various categories, are designed to reduce climate impact while maintaining high performance. The selection includes … Read the full press release

Fondation Botnar Invests CHF 50 Million to Expand Child Health Research at ETH Zurich and University of Basel

(IN BRIEF) Fondation Botnar is contributing an additional CHF 50 million to the University of Basel and ETH Zurich to expand the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH). This funding will facilitate the establishment of six new professorships focusing … Read the full press release