Monthly Archives: June 2024

QIAGEN Launches Enhanced QCI Interpret for High-Throughput NGS Labs

(IN BRIEF) QIAGEN has launched an upgraded version of its clinical decision support software, QIAGEN Clinical Insight Interpret (QCI Interpret), tailored for high-throughput next-generation sequencing (NGS) labs. The new release enhances performance metrics like turnaround time and diagnostic yield through … Read the full press release

Barco Teams Up with Microsoft to Enhance ClickShare Solutions for Hybrid Meetings

(IN BRIEF) Barco has announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to develop its next-generation ClickShare solutions using the Microsoft Device Ecosystem Platform. This platform, renowned for its security and enterprise functionalities, will enhance ClickShare’s user experience and simplicity in hybrid … Read the full press release

Barco Unveils Enhanced Control Room Solutions at InfoComm 2024

(IN BRIEF) Barco, a global leader in control room solutions, unveiled its latest innovations at InfoComm 2024 in Las Vegas. Highlights include upgraded control room software, advanced LED and LCD video walls, and partnerships with distributors WESCO and IP-Partners to … Read the full press release

Casino Group Enters Talks to Sell Corsican Retail Subsidiary Codim 2 to Auchan

(IN BRIEF) Casino Group has initiated exclusive negotiations with Auchan Retail France and Rocca to sell its subsidiary Codim 2, which operates various retail formats in Corsica. Codim 2, comprising hypermarkets, supermarkets, cash & carries, and drive-throughs, achieved a turnover … Read the full press release

Skanska Secures Major Lease Agreement with Boston Consulting Group in Houston’s 1550 on the Green

(IN BRIEF) Skanska has secured a substantial 12-year lease with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for office space in Houston’s 1550 on the Green building, filling 48% of the tower. This follows a previous lease with Norton Rose Fulbright. The building, … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel Opens State-of-the-Art Logistics Hub for Wacker Neuson in Rhineland-Palatinate

(IN BRIEF) Kuehne+Nagel has launched a new contract logistics center in Rhineland-Palatinate, dedicated to servicing Wacker Neuson Group’s global spare parts supply for light and compact equipment. Spanning 55,000 square meters, the facility employs advanced ‘goods-to-person’ robotics technology with over … Read the full press release

Capgemini and Equigy Partner to Transform Europe’s Energy Grid with New Crowd Balancing Platform

(IN BRIEF) Capgemini has entered into a long-term agreement with Equigy, a collaborative platform of European Transmission Systems Operators (TSOs), to develop a Crowd Balancing Platform (CBP). This platform aims to optimize the management of electricity supply and demand across … Read the full press release

Wacker Chemie AG Unveils WACKER House, a Cutting-Edge Headquarters in Munich’s Werksviertel District

(IN BRIEF) Wacker Chemie AG has inaugurated WACKER House, its new headquarters in Munich’s Werksviertel District. The 18,000 square meter facility, designed by C.F. Møller, emphasizes sustainability and modern work environments, accommodating 600 employees across five floors. The opening ceremony, … Read the full press release

Ørsted Completes Helena Energy Center, Texas’ Largest Combined Wind and Solar Project

(IN BRIEF) Ørsted has completed the Helena Energy Center in Bee County, South Texas, comprising a 518 MW combined wind and solar project. This marks Ørsted’s first co-located wind and solar initiative and is the largest renewable energy project in … Read the full press release

JUWI Expands Solar Footprint and Unveils Major Projects Ahead of Intersolar 2024

(IN BRIEF) JUWI, a leading renewable energy specialist, announces significant achievements and upcoming projects ahead of Intersolar 2024. They have completed the “Pike Solar” park in Colorado, pushing their total installed solar capacity beyond 4,000 megawatts. Plans include further large-scale … Read the full press release

Iberdrola Pioneers Digital Solutions for Sustainable Grid Development and Electrification Strategy

(IN BRIEF) Iberdrola is focusing on enhancing its electricity grids as a primary growth area from 2024 to 2026, investing heavily to integrate digital solutions through its Perseo startup program. These innovations, including machine learning and algorithms, aim to forecast … Read the full press release

SGS Advances Sustainable Battery Metal Extraction in North America

(IN BRIEF) SGS has launched multiple sustainable initiatives across North America aimed at extracting critical battery metals more responsibly. These efforts include pioneering environmentally friendly methods for mining nickel and cobalt sulfates from the seafloor with The Metals Company, supporting … Read the full press release

ABP Humber Partners with Sailors’ Children’s Society to Support Maritime Families in 2024 Charity Initiative

(IN BRIEF) Associated British Ports (ABP) Humber has selected the Sailors’ Children’s Society as its charity partner for 2024, continuing its tradition of supporting local causes in the Humber region. The partnership aims to provide crucial assistance to children of … Read the full press release

Continental and Rheinmetall Partner to Support Workforce Transition Amidst Industry Growth

(IN BRIEF) Continental and Rheinmetall have entered into a partnership to facilitate job transitions for Continental employees amidst industry transformations. Rheinmetall, anticipating significant growth, aims to fill its expanding personnel needs with qualified individuals from Continental. Up to 100 employees … Read the full press release

Ageas Releases Insightful Whitepaper on Responsible Investing Practices

(IN BRIEF) Ageas, in collaboration with the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB), has released a new whitepaper on sustainable investing. This initiative underscores Ageas’s commitment to responsible investment practices, with a focus on environmental sustainability. The company’s ‘Impact24’ strategy, … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Ventures Beyond Earth, Showcases Space Initiatives in Berlin Exhibition

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall, a leading technology group, is venturing into the space domain, presenting conceptual approaches at ILA 2024 in Berlin. With a focus on leveraging space-based reconnaissance data for military applications, the company aims to provide tailored solutions for … Read the full press release

Evonik Unveils Enhanced TEGO® Therm Coatings for EV Battery Safety

(IN BRIEF) Evonik has expanded its TEGO® Therm product range to offer advanced coatings designed to enhance safety for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. These coatings provide superior heat protection and fire resistance, meeting stringent industry standards. Comprising various components, including … Read the full press release

European Investors Gain Access to Artwork Trading Through CACEIS-ARTEX Collaboration

(IN BRIEF) CACEIS, a leading cash equity clearing provider in Europe, has expanded its clearing options by connecting to ARTEX Global Markets, a multilateral trading facility (MTF) where shares in iconic artworks are traded. This integration allows broker-dealers, market makers, … Read the full press release

Pioneer in Precision Farming: CLAAS Celebrates Legacy with Special Edition Anniversary Machines

(IN BRIEF) CLAAS, a leading manufacturer of combine harvesters, celebrates the production milestone of half a million units since 1936. The company showcases its legacy and future readiness with special edition anniversary machines, including models like LEXION, TRION, EVION, and … Read the full press release

UNY and University of Exeter Lead Joint Initiative to Enhance Inclusivity in Higher Education

(IN BRIEF) A pioneering collaboration between educational experts in Indonesia and the UK aims to address disparities in support for students with disabilities in higher education. Funded by the British Academy, the project seeks to understand the impact of societal … Read the full press release

Leighton Asia Awarded Contract to Equip Data Center in Hyderabad, India

(IN BRIEF) Leighton Asia, in collaboration with Sterling and Wilson, has secured a contract to equip a data center in Hyderabad, India. This project expands Leighton Asia’s presence in the data center sector across Asia and highlights its capabilities in … Read the full press release

Jenoptik Group’s Prodomax Secures Significant Orders for Automotive Automation Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Prodomax, part of the Jenoptik Group, secures significant orders exceeding 17 million euros for automotive automation solutions in the second quarter of 2024. These orders, from Tier 1 OEM suppliers, primarily involve delivering automated welding systems for steel … Read the full press release

Forest Management: New tool utilizes Copernicus satellite data and advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to map, mitigate, and prevent threats to EU forests

(IN BRIEF) The Horizon Europe-funded SWIFTT project introduces a tool using Copernicus satellite data and AI to combat forest threats like insect outbreaks, wildfires, and windthrow. This innovation aims to boost productivity and cost-effectiveness for forest managers and policymakers. Forests … Read the full press release

Bechtle Secures Framework Agreement with IT.Niedersachsen to Drive Digitalization in Lower Saxony

(IN BRIEF) Bechtle secures a new framework agreement with IT.Niedersachsen to drive digitalization in Lower Saxony, emphasizing project management and IT consultation services. The agreement spans two years with the potential for extensions, signaling Bechtle’s pivotal role in supporting the … Read the full press release

PUMA Extends Sponsorship for Christopher Street Day Nürnberg, Affirming Commitment to LGBTQ+ Rights

(IN BRIEF) PUMA extends its sponsorship of Christopher Street Day Nürnberg for three more years, highlighting its ongoing commitment to LGBTQ+ rights. The company will actively participate in Pride events, organize Pride Month activities for employees, and illuminate its headquarters … Read the full press release

Nordex Group Surpasses 5 GW Milestone in Nordic Region with Kalistanneva Wind Farm Installation

(IN BRIEF) The Nordex Group celebrates surpassing 5 GW of installed capacity in the Nordic region with the installation of a N163/5.X turbine at the Kalistanneva wind farm in Finland. With over 1,200 turbines across Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Norway, … Read the full press release

Dürr Introduces Industry-First EcoQPower Paint Shop, Reducing Carbon Footprint by 19.2%

(IN BRIEF) Dürr introduces the EcoQPower paint shop system, designed to significantly reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in automotive manufacturing. Developed in compliance with EU Taxonomy standards, the system optimizes energy utilization throughout the paint shop process, resulting in … Read the full press release

French Industry Leaders Launch Biotech Open Platform to Drive Innovation in Precision Fermentation

(IN BRIEF) French industry giants Danone and Michelin, in collaboration with American start-up DMC Biotechnologies and Crédit Agricole Centre France, announce the establishment of the Biotech Open Platform. This pioneering initiative aims to accelerate the development of precision fermentation processes, … Read the full press release

Crédit Agricole’s CA Auto Bank Unveils Comprehensive Sustainability Plan, Targets Electric Mobility Surge by 2026

(IN BRIEF) CA Auto Bank, a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole Personal Finance & Mobility, unveils its ambitious 2024-2026 Sustainability Plan, aiming to drive ethical profits while championing sustainability across its operations. Anchored by four strategic pillars – Sustainable Mobility, Innovation … Read the full press release

Metsä Group Collaborates with ANDRITZ to Pave the Way for Carbon Capture Integration in Bioproduct Mill

(IN BRIEF) Metsä Group and ANDRITZ are pioneering the integration of carbon capture technology within a bioproduct mill, marking a global first in sustainable forestry practices. This strategic collaboration aims to seamlessly incorporate carbon capture modules into the mill’s operations, … Read the full press release

Bonprix Achieves Milestone in Digital Transformation with SAP BW/4HANA Integration

(IN BRIEF) Bonprix, a leading international fashion company, has successfully implemented SAP BW/4HANA and SAP Datasphere solutions, marking a significant step in its digital transformation journey. With a dynamic multi-cloud data landscape now in place, Bonprix aims to streamline operations, … Read the full press release

Countdown to Demerger: Cargotec Eyes June Registration, July Trading for Kalmar Shares

(IN BRIEF) Cargotec Corporation’s demerger plan, approved on February 1, 2024, is set to split its Kalmar business area into a new entity, Kalmar Corporation. Shareholders will receive demerger consideration in the form of new shares in Kalmar. Cargotec has … Read the full press release

Bolstering Cloud Security: Swisscom Launches Two Cutting-Edge Services for Businesses

(IN BRIEF) Swisscom introduces two new cloud security services, Cloud Security Governance and Cloud Security Protection, to address mounting concerns over data protection and compliance in the public cloud. These services aim to provide transparency, continuous monitoring, and real-time vulnerability … Read the full press release

SAS and Maxwell Centre at University of Cambridge Forge Groundbreaking Collaboration in Healthcare Innovation

(IN BRIEF) SAS and the Maxwell Centre at the University of Cambridge are teaming up to propel healthcare innovation with advanced analytics. This partnership aims to integrate SAS expertise and its SAS® Viya® data and AI platform into the University’s … Read the full press release

SAS Survey Reveals Barriers to GenAI Implementation in UK & Ireland

(IN BRIEF) The survey conducted by Coleman Parkes Research Ltd. for SAS in the UK & Ireland reveals a strong enthusiasm for generative AI (GenAI) among decision-makers, with 62% of organizations initiating its implementation. However, this enthusiasm is tempered by … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Partners with Wood on $46M Contract to Enhance Energy Sustainability in Iraq

(IN BRIEF) Wood secures a $46 million contract over three years from TotalEnergies to provide engineering and consulting services for the Associated Gas Upstream Project in Iraq. The project aims to recover flared gas in the Basra region and includes … Read the full press release

Brazilian Pulp Giant Suzano Enters Partnership with Lenzing Group in Share Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) The Lenzing Group announces a significant partnership as its main shareholder, B&C Group, and Brazilian pulp producer Suzano S/A sign a long-term agreement regarding Lenzing’s majority stake. Suzano will acquire a 15 percent stake from B&C Group, marking … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki Study Uncovers Alarming Link Between Periodontitis and Stroke in Younger Individuals

(IN BRIEF) A recent study led by the University of Helsinki reveals a concerning link between periodontitis and stroke risk in individuals under 50 years old without known predisposing factors. The severity of periodontitis correlates with the severity of stroke, … Read the full press release

University of Warwick’s Torch Relay Sparks Excitement as Grand Finale Draws Near

(IN BRIEF) The Flame of Friendship Torch Relay, a collaborative effort between the University of Warwick and 63 Coventry schools, is approaching its culmination on 8th July, with less than 20 stops remaining. Since its inception, the relay has visited … Read the full press release

Henkel Expands IIoT Offerings with Cutting-Edge Equipment Monitoring and Leak Detection Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Henkel expands its IIoT Loctite Pulse portfolio with two innovative solutions, Smart Rotating Equipment Monitoring and Smart Pipes and Tanks Leak Detection, aimed at enhancing industrial operations’ reliability, efficiency, and sustainability. Leveraging advanced sensor technology and over 70 … Read the full press release