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Evonik nominated for the AutomotiveINNOVATION Award from the Center of Automotive Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers

ESSEN, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik was nominated for the AutomotiveINNOVATION Award from the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The specialty chemicals company was the only material manufacturer to finish third behind Continental and Toyoda Gosei, as the … Read the full press release

Austria’s oldest listed company PORR AG will be added into the leading Austrian index ATX

VIENNA, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The construction company PORR AG will be added into the leading Austrian index ATX on 26 June 2018. Austria’s oldest listed company will be included in the ATX for the first time in its history. The extraordinary … Read the full press release

FMO: Climate Investor One reaches third close at USD 535 million

Climate Investor One has reached third close at USD 535 million. This innovative blended finance facility provides funding for renewable energy projects in the wind, solar and run-of-river hydro sectors in developing countries . THE HAGUE, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Climate Investor One seeks … Read the full press release

Shire: U.S. FDA approval makes CINRYZE® available to help prevent angioedema attacks in children with hereditary angioedema

CINRYZE is the first and only therapy indicated in the U.S. to help prevent angioedema attacks in pediatric patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE) as young as 6 Shire is the only drug developer to complete a pediatric study for the … Read the full press release

U.S. FDA approval for Shire’s first submission for its new plasma manufacturing facility near Covington, Georgia

New facility will add 30% capacity to Shire’s internal plasma manufacturing network once fully operational Expanded capacity supports continued strong growth of Shire’s leading immunoglobulin portfolio and further strengthens ability to deliver complex therapies for rare immune-mediated conditions DUBLIN, 25-Jun-2018 … Read the full press release

Agricultural start-up accelerator The Agro Innovation Lab recognised by the Austrian Economic Chamber with the Global Innovator Award

BayWa and RWA’s Start-up Accelerator MUNICH, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Agro Innovation Lab (AIL), innovation platform of both BayWa AG and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG, has been awarded the Global Innovator Award for the “Born Global Innovators” category. … Read the full press release

Leading exporters selected LBBW as the best bank for export financing in the EMEA

PRAGUE, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading exporters have chosen LBBW as the best bank for export financing in the EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa) economic area. Yesterday in Prague, LBBW received the 2017 Regional Exporters’ Choice Award from well-known specialized information service … Read the full press release

ASSA ABLOY CFO and Executive VP Carolina Dybeck Happe to leave the company

STOCKHOLM, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Carolina Dybeck Happe, CFO and Executive Vice President of ASSA ABLOY has decided to leave the company for a position outside the Group. She will be leaving at the end of December 2018 and the process … Read the full press release

Students from the International School of Manila, Philippines, and R.N. Podar School in Mumbai, India are CERN Beamline for Schools 2018 winners

GENEVA, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — High-school students from the International School of Manila, Philippines, and R.N. Podar School in Mumbai, India, are the winners of the 2018 Beamline for Schools competition. In September, they will carry out their proposed experiments at CERN1 together with professional researchers. … Read the full press release

Continental and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) announce partnership

Continental expands its AI network through a collaboration with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence Technology company benefits at all levels, for example, in knowledge management, material flow, and software and product development AI-based software and machine learning enable … Read the full press release

ING Ventures invests in fintech company, TradeIX

ING Ventures, the venture capital arm of ING Bank, announced today (21 June) that it will invest in UK-based API and blockchain powered company, TradeIX. AMSTERDAM, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ING Ventures led a USD 16 million Series A investment into TradeIX, alongside … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group strengthens partnership with QuantumScape to accelerate the commercialization of solid-state batteries

Objective of new joint venture with QuantumScape is the commercialization of innovative solid-state battery technology Volkswagen is the largest automotive shareholder in Stanford spin-off QuantumScape Corporation Volkswagen Group will take a seat on the board of QuantumScape WOLFSBURG, 22-Jun-2018 — … Read the full press release

Marc Langendorf appointed new Head of Global Corporate Communications at Volkswagen Group Communications

Marc Langendorf to be Head of Global Corporate Communications Eric Felber to be Head of new Corporate Responsibility Communications Department from July 1, 2018 WOLFSBURG, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marc Langendorf is to become the new Head of Global Corporate … Read the full press release

INA-INDUSTRIJA NAFTE, d.d. to acquire 100% of Eni Croatia b.v.

Through this deal, which is in line with its asset disposal and rationalisation programme, Eni exits the upstream sector in Croatia, where it has been present since 1996 in partnership with INA-INDUSTRIJA NAFTE, d.d.. San Donato Milanese (Milan), 22-Jun-2018 — … Read the full press release

CLAAS expands DISCO series with six new front mower models

Harsewinkel, Germany, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With the DISCO 3600 MOVE and DISCO 3200 MOVE, available in versions with and without conditioner, CLAAS has expanded the popular DISCO series to include six new additional front mower models. The innovative new … Read the full press release

Bentley integrates Bang & Olufsen BeoSonic interface in new Continental GT

Bang & Olufsen BeoSonic interface in new Continental GT is a pioneering automotive industry first System allows users to choose between four different audio ‘spaces’ New Continental GT available with 1,500 W, 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system CREWE, 22-Jun-2018 … Read the full press release

MHP, KUKA and Munich Re create new business model to revolutionise automotive manufacturing processes in the future

Industry 4.0 and digitalisation allow for new manufacturing methods and demand new business models. MHP, KUKA and Munich Re present one vision for these: the new SmartFactory as a Service. Using SmartFactory as a Service allows manufacturers to focus on … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom installs smart beehives at its headquarters in Bonn

Deutsche Telekom gives bees a connected home IoT and sensors help prevent bee deaths Digitalization makes an important contribution to ensuring the survival of the species BONN, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom now has its first two smart beehives … Read the full press release

Societe Generale acquires French fintech Lumo, a renewable energy crowdfunding solution pioneer

PARIS, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Lumo is a French fintech that since 2012 has been combining leading expertise in crowdfunding and renewable energies to accelerate the energy transition. It gives individuals and companies the opportunity to help finance a selection of … Read the full press release

AUDI AG announced the start of the Urban Air Mobility project in Ingolstadt together with partners from the fields of politics and industry

Air-taxi test operation by partners from the fields of politics and industry in the Ingolstadt region Audi CEO Bram Schot: “Vertical mobility saves time for customers and improves air quality” BERLIN/ INGOLSTADT, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi is shaping mobility … Read the full press release

RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft launched into orbit from ISS to carry out Airbus designed-and-built active debris removal experiments

Airbus net, vision based navigation, and harpoon experiments will deploy in orbit TOULOUSE/ STEVENAGE/ BREMEN, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The space debris removal technology mission RemoveDEBRIS, led by the Surrey Space Centre (SSC) at the University of Surrey, has been … Read the full press release

Movistar España and Twitter create world’s first customer care solution that connects chatbot directly to the call centre

Telefónica becomes the first Telco in the world to have a solution of this type Movistar is a leader in customer service through Twitter in Spain, with more than 90% recommendation rates MADRID, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Movistar España and Twitter have jointly developed … Read the full press release

SEAT becomes the first car manufacturer to integrate Shazam music-discovery app into its cars worldwide

SEAT becomes the world’s first brand to integrate Shazam into its cars The partnership allows SEAT customers to easily and safely identify their favourite songs at the touch of a button The music-discovery app seamlessly integrates into the SEAT DriveApp, … Read the full press release

Orange Fab launches an acceleration program to identify and support seed-stage startups with resources for empowering smart connectivity

PARIS, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Orange Fab, a leading platform for connecting innovative startups with corporations, has announced the launch of Fab Connect(ai) – a Silicon Valley acceleration program designed to identify and support early stage startups with resources for empowering smart … Read the full press release

Deutsche Post DHL Group committed to help refugees find employment in Germany; currently employs 1,7021 refugees

Deutsche Post DHL Group has been involved in refugee aid in Germany since September 2015. 4,790 refugees deployed within Group operations to date since 2015 Involvement in the area of refugee aid is being expanded The Group is also positioning … Read the full press release

DHL Freight invests in IVECO Liquefied Natural Gas powered Stralis trucks in Belgium

DHL Freight has acquired four trucks from IVECO capable of heavy-weight long-haul transport Sustainable trucks emit 99% less particulate matter, 96% nitrogen dioxide and 50% less noise than diesel vehicles BONN, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Freight, one of the … Read the full press release

BASF recognised with materialPREIS 2018 award for 3D moldable wood fiberboards manufactured with acFormTM

The “materialPREIS 2018” by the raumPROBE material library rewards outstanding materials for design and architecture 3D moldable wood fiberboards manufactured with acForm enable new dimensions for wood-based composites Ludwigshafen, Germany, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At the “Haus der Wirtschaft” in Stuttgart, … Read the full press release

BASF receives global registrations in Australia and India for the new active ingredient, Inscalis® insecticide

BASF’s Inscalis® insecticide receives registration in key markets throughout the globe Regulatory dossiers submitted for Broflanilide insecticide in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India and Australia Ludwigshafen, Germany, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF has received the first global registrations in Australia … Read the full press release

BAE Systems awarded $198 million contract to deliver an initial 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) to U.S. Marine Corps

Farnborough, UK, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems a $198 million contract to deliver an initial 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV), with options for a total of 204 vehicles which could be worth up … Read the full press release

ENGIE to reduce its global coal-fired generation installed capacity by 14% with the disposal of its 69.1% interest in Glow

La Défense, France, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On June 20, ENGIE signed a share purchase agreement with Global Power Synergy Public Company Ltd. (GPSC) for the sale of its 69.1% interest in Glow, an independent power producer listed on the Stock … Read the full press release