Daily Archives: 17, October 2023

FedEx Express Europe Initiates Trial of Renewable Diesel for Long-Distance Trucks in the UK

(IN BRIEF) FedEx Express Europe, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has commenced a trial of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) renewable diesel to power five of its company-owned trucks in the United Kingdom. This initiative follows FedEx Express’s earlier adoption of … Read the full press release

New ARES 65 Fast Crew Transfer Vessels by BMT and ARES Set to Enhance Offshore Logistics

(IN BRIEF) BMT and ARES have partnered to introduce the ARES 65 Fast Crew Transfer Vessels (FCTV), designed for Turkish Petroleum’s offshore personnel transfer and logistics. These 20-meter vessels, constructed from lightweight aluminum, can reach a top speed of 47 … Read the full press release

wpd Secures Grid Access for 740 MW Wind Farms in Sweden, Boosting Green Energy Production

(IN BRIEF) wpd, a leading global developer and operator of wind and solar farms, has secured grid access for two wind farms, Broboberget and Lannaberget, in Sweden. The grid connection agreement with Ellevio allows for up to 740 MW of … Read the full press release

Merck to Showcase Oncology Portfolio Advancements at ESMO 2023, Highlighting Key Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs

(IN BRIEF) Merck, a leading science and technology company, is set to present 28 abstracts at the 2023 European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Meeting in Madrid. These abstracts will showcase the latest research on Merck’s oncology portfolio, addressing … Read the full press release

EIB and Commerzbank Collaborate to Offer €400 Million in Loan Guarantees to Medium-Sized Businesses

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Commerzbank have established a guarantee program to support medium-sized businesses in Germany and the EU. Companies with 250 to 3,000 employees can apply for long-term loans through Commerzbank, with a total of … Read the full press release

Ericsson Tops Juniper Research’s Rankings as the Leading Digital Wallet Platform Provider

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson’s Wallet Platform has been ranked as the number one digital wallet platform vendor by Juniper Research. Additionally, it received the ‘Best Digital Wallet Platform’ award at the Future Digital Awards for Fintech & Payments 2023 by Juniper … Read the full press release

Ericsson Wows GITEX Global 2023 Visitors with Immersive Sports Experience Powered by 5G and Network Slicing

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson showcased an immersive sports demonstration at GITEX Global 2023, highlighting the advantages of Network Slicing on a 5G network for communication service providers (CSPs) and consumers. The demonstration emphasized the potential for immersive fan engagement in sports … Read the full press release

Ericsson Partners with Appalachian Wireless to Bring 5G Connectivity to Rural Eastern Kentucky

(IN BRIEF) Appalachian Wireless, an East Kentucky Network (EKN) company, has selected Ericsson for a multi-year Radio Access Network (RAN) modernization project to bring 5G technology to underserved communities in eastern Kentucky. This partnership aims to bridge the digital divide … Read the full press release

Multilateral Development Banks Collaborate to Simplify Procurement for Ukraine’s Reconstruction

(IN BRIEF) Four multilateral development banks, including the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the World Bank, have agreed to harmonize their procurement practices for public … Read the full press release

EBRD’s Support Transforms Mongolian Leather Brand Maris into a Sustainable Success Story

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has supported the growth and sustainability of Mongolian leather producer Maris through its advisory services. Maris, founded by Enkhnasan Tumen-Ulzii, focuses on sustainable leather production and uses innovative vegetable tanning … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU Support Revival of Albanian Railways, Easing Traffic Congestion and Pollution

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) are supporting the reconstruction of a 34 km stretch of railway between Durres and Tirana in Albania, marking the first major investment in the country’s … Read the full press release

Triton Backs Wavelynx Technologies’ Growth in Access Control Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Funds advised by Triton have entered into an agreement to support the growth of Wavelynx Technologies, a leader in mobile-first identity and access control solutions. Wavelynx specializes in open hardware and software for access control, including readers, controllers, … Read the full press release

Terna Appoints Danilo Del Gaizo as Group Corporate Affairs Director

(IN BRIEF) Terna, an Italian electricity transmission system operator, has appointed Danilo Del Gaizo as its new Group Corporate Affairs Director. Del Gaizo, who has extensive experience in various legal fields, including constitutional, European, and international law, as well as … Read the full press release

Infineon Unveils Qi2 Wireless Charging Transmitter Solution for Enhanced User Experience

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies has introduced its first Qi2 Magnetic Power Profile (MPP) wireless charging transmitter solution, the REF_WLC_TX15W_M1, in response to consumer demand for improved wireless charging experiences. Qi2 is a new standard for inductive wireless power transfer introduced … Read the full press release

Philips Unveils AI-Enhanced Ultrasound Solutions to Improve Early Detection in Obstetrics and Gynecology

(IN BRIEF) Philips is introducing AI-enabled point-of-care OB/GYN ultrasound solutions and intelligent workflows at the International Society in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) 2023 World Congress. These innovations aim to aid in the early detection of abnormalities in pregnancy and gynecological … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool Physicist Recognized for Pioneering Contributions to Particle Physics

(IN BRIEF) Professor Themis Bowcock from the University of Liverpool’s Department of Physics has been honored with the 2023 James Chadwick Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics (IoP) for his exceptional contributions to particle physics. Professor Bowcock’s work … Read the full press release

Romans Were Environmental Pioneers: Study Uncovers Ancient Recycling of Silver Coins

(IN BRIEF) New research conducted by the University of Liverpool and the University of Warwick reveals that the Romans were early practitioners of recycling. The study, published in the journal Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, examined the presence of gold impurities … Read the full press release

Netherlands: Healthcare Workers Enhance Cybersecurity Awareness Through Interactive ‘Cybertruck’ Escape Room

(IN BRIEF) Healthcare workers in the Twente and eastern Achterhoek regions of the Netherlands participated in an escape room simulation of a cyber attack organized by Acute Zorg Euregio (AZE), a regional network of organizations involved in acute care. The … Read the full press release

TenneT’s DolWin5 Project Advances: HVDC Platform Sets Sail for Norway to Revolutionize Offshore Wind Energy Transmission

(IN BRIEF) TenneT, a leading offshore transmission system operator in Europe, has achieved a significant milestone in the DolWin5 grid connection project. The 900 MW offshore platform, DolWin epsilon, left Seatrium Limited’s shipyard in Singapore and is en route to … Read the full press release

NatWest Group Launches Click to Pay, Revolutionizing Online Shopping for UK Customers

NatWest Survey: UK Regional Business Activity Slows in July 2023, Employment Holds Steady while Inflation Trends Vary

(IN BRIEF) NatWest Group has become the first UK bank to introduce Click to Pay for all its customers with a Mastercard debit card. This digital wallet simplifies online shopping by allowing users to securely store multiple payment cards in … Read the full press release

Eni Awards 2023 Recognize Pioneering Research in Energy and Environment

(IN BRIEF) The Eni Awards ceremony for 2023 took place at Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome, attended by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, Eni’s Chairman Giuseppe Zafarana, and Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi. These awards, now in their fifteenth … Read the full press release

BioNTech to Showcase Advances in Cancer Therapy at ESMO Congress 2023

(IN BRIEF) BioNTech will be presenting updates on multiple programs across its oncology pipeline at the European Society for Molecular Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2023. These updates include data on investigational CAR-T and ex-vivo T cell therapies, a novel ADC (antibody-drug … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso + Chemotherapy Granted Priority Review for EGFR-Mutated Lung Cancer Treatment in the US

(IN BRIEF) AstraZeneca’s supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Tagrisso (osimertinib) in combination with chemotherapy has been granted Priority Review by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic epidermal … Read the full press release

GSK’s Jemperli Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Frontline Treatment of Advanced Endometrial Cancer with Chemotherapy

(IN BRIEF) GSK has received a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the approval of Jemperli (dostarlimab) in combination with chemotherapy as a frontline treatment for adult … Read the full press release

University of Groningen Language Centre and SVIN (Scandinavisch Vertaal- en Informatiebureau Nederland) Team Up to Offer Accelerated Swedish Language Courses

(IN BRIEF) The University of Groningen Language Centre is partnering with the Scandinavian translation and information service SVIN to offer Swedish language courses. Two beginner-level Swedish courses will be available, taught by SVIN instructors following the Language Centre’s standard format. … Read the full press release