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Farming by Satellite Prize is won by Teagasc from Ireland

LONDON, 07-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The 4th Farming by Satellite Prize, promoting the use of satellite technologies in agriculture, was decided on Wednesday 5th December at EU Space Week in Marseille. The overall winner of €5,000 was team Teagasc from Dublin, … Read the full press release

The best chemical start-up of 2018 Sponsh develops a temperature-sensitive textile which produces water from the air

EINDHOVEN, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sponsh, an Eindhoven University of Technology spin-off that develops a temperature-sensitive textile which produces water from the air, has been voted the best chemical start-up of 2018. It is the third consecutive year that a TU/e … Read the full press release

Two Trinity graduates among the 147 individuals that comprise the 2020 cohort of the Schwarzman Scholars

DUBLIN, 05-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Two Trinity graduates—Conor McGlynn and Conor O’Meara—are among the 147 individuals that comprise the 2020 cohort of the Schwarzman Scholars, which is one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowship programmes, located at Schwarzman College at … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham part of government-backed initiative to trial self-driving taxis in London

NOTTINGHAM, 05-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Nottingham is part of a major new government-backed initiative to trial self-driving taxis around parts of London. Led by Jaguar Land Rover, the ServCity pilot has won £11.15m from Innovate UK towards … Read the full press release

Amsterdam UMC en Antoni van Leeuwenhoek sluiten zich aan bij HollandPTC voor protonentherapie

DELFT, 04-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vandaag zetten Amsterdam UMC, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek en HollandPTC de eerste handtekeningen onder de samenwerking. De Amsterdamse instituten sluiten zich bij HollandPTC aan zodat hun patiënten sneller toegang krijgen tot protonentherapie. Ook de behandelaar van de patiënt … Read the full press release

CaixaBank and Microsoft foster diversity in the technology and science sector by recognising the best female students from Spanish universities

Prizes are awarded to promote diversity in the technology sector The WONNOW Awards enable both companies to foster the diversity and presence of women in the field of technology and science from the outset of their career. Gonzalo Gortázar, the … Read the full press release

VSNU, NWO, NFU and ZonMw to spearhead new approach in recognising and rewarding academics

THE HAGUE, 26-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Within the academic community the search is on for a new approach to recognising and rewarding academics. The VSNU (Association of Universities in the Netherlands), NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), NFU (Netherlands Federation … Read the full press release

The Alan Turing Institute Fellows appointed to the board of the world’s first Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Board chaired by Roger Taylor includes experts from academia and industry such as Lord (Robert) Winston, world renowned expert in fertility and genetics The Alan Turing Institute is proud to announce two of its Fellows, Luciano Floridi (Chair of Data … Read the full press release

Barclays to launch ‘AvTech’ Eagle Lab at Cranfield University to support rapid prototyping, product development and specialised AvTech equipment

Barclays will launch an ‘AvTech’ Eagle Lab at Cranfield University, a co-working space for ambitious entrepreneurs to scale and grow, drawing on the University’s aerospace heritage stretching over 70 years The Lab, located at the heart of the University campus, … Read the full press release

West African Transport Academy (WATA): First heavy vehicle service technicians graduate in Ghana

Södertälje, Sweden, 20-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The training for service technicians at the West African Transport Academy (WATA) in Ghana’s capital city Accra is the first of its kind. It enables students to specialise in heavy truck and bus technology, combining … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow researcher Dr Katie Robb wins 2018 Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize

GLASGOW, 19-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Katie Robb, a researcher focused on improving the earlier diagnosis of cancer and reducing inequalities for cancer patients, has won the prestigious 2018 Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize. The prize, an honour that recognises excellence in … Read the full press release

University of Southampton’s Law School launches the Stefan Cross Centre for Women, Equality & Law (SCC)

SOUTHAMPTON, 19-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Law School at the University has launched the Stefan Cross Centre for Women, Equality & Law (SCC), thanks to a generous donation from Southampton Law School alumnus, Mr Stefan Cross QC (Hons). High profile claims … Read the full press release

Professor Emeritus Colm O’Moráin honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to gastroenterology

DUBLIN 2, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Emeritus Colm O’Moráin has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) for his contributions to gastroenterology. Each year UEG recognises outstanding individuals who have made fundamental contributions to … Read the full press release

Skanska to build four new school buildings in Harrison, OH, USA

STOCKHOLM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has signed a contract with Southwest Local School District and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission to build four new school buildings in Harrison, OH, USA. Skanska, leading a joint venture with Megen Construction Company, Inc., … Read the full press release

Amerikaanse Customer Data Platform authoriteit David M. Raab leidt eerste CDP Workshop in Nederland

AMSTERDAM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marketeers hebben vandaag de dag meer data tot hun beschikking dan ooit, maar worstelen om ze te combineren tot een bruikbare vorm. Customer Data Platform (CDP) technologie belooft dit probleem op te lossen in de … Read the full press release

ETH Zurich and MeteoSwiss: Switzerland becomes drier, hotter and less snowy, and will struggle with heavier rainfall in the future

ZURICH, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Switzerland is becoming drier, hotter and less snowy, and will struggle with heavier rainfall in the future – these are the conclusions reached by climate researchers from MeteoSwiss and ETH Zurich. Today, they presented the Climate … Read the full press release

Biobanking charity Frozen Ark receives grant to help develop a National Archive for DNA and tissues of native British animals

NOTTINGHAM, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Frozen Ark, a biobanking charity based at the University of Nottingham, has won National Lottery funding to help develop a National Archive for DNA and tissues of native British animals. The £60,000 Heritage Lottery … Read the full press release

Sir Paul Smith at the University of Nottingham to deliver the first in a new series of Vice-Chancellor’s public lectures

NOTTINGHAM, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sir Paul Smith visited the University of Nottingham today (Monday 12 November) to deliver the first in a new series of Vice-Chancellor’s public lectures to over 250 students, staff and members of the public and … Read the full press release

Ahold Delhaize, TU Delft, RoboValley and YES!Delft to explore new robotics applications in the retail sector

DELFT, Netherlands, 13-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahold Delhaize is set to join forces with TU Delft, RoboValley and YES!Delft to explore new robotics applications in the retail sector. The work will be based at the AI for Retail (AIR)Lab Delft. The … Read the full press release

INSEAD fundraising campaign aims to fortify the school’s academic excellence, drive breakthrough innovation and transform society on a global scale

INSEAD, the Business School for the World, continued the global launch of the Campaign for INSEAD on Saturday, 10 November in Singapore. With a target of €250 million, the Campaign is the school’s most ambitious capital campaign to date. Fontainebleau, France, 13-Nov-2018 — … Read the full press release

Science and Technology Facilities Council sponsors an inspirational trip to CERN for STEM Inspiration Award winners

SWINDON, 02-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The outstanding efforts of individuals and organisations up and down the UK to inspire young people to study STEM subjects will be celebrated at the STEM Inspiration Awards at the House of Lords today, 1 November … Read the full press release

Siemens signs new agreements with African partners on power supply, industrialization, mobility and vocational training in Togo, Egypt and Rwanda

Highly efficient gas-fired combined cycle plant project in Lomé, Togo Siemens collaborates with the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on industrialization, education and training Siemens, Volkswagen (VW) and the German Development Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) collaborating on … Read the full press release

The University of Cambridge is a partner in EU-funded initiative to develop quantum technologies across Europe

The University of Cambridge is a partner in the €1 billion Quantum Flagship, an EU-funded initiative to develop quantum technologies across Europe.  CAMBRIDGE, 31-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Quantum Flagship, which is being officially launched today in Vienna, is one of … Read the full press release

Hungarian coding bootcamp opens in Prague in order to train career changers looking to enter the IT industry

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — By 2020 almost 500,000 ICT jobs may remain unfilled in Europe according to European Commission’s estimate. Coding bootcamps offer one way in which this issue can be addressed, by reeducating career changers looking to … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich (TUM) launches new training program to address the shortage of small-town doctors

MUNICH, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Attracting young physicians to small towns and rural areas can be challenging. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has devised a new training program to address the shortage of small-town practitioners by encouraging medical students … Read the full press release

UCL researchers: High speed internet could be delivered through the lights in homes and offices

High speed internet could be delivered through the lights in homes and offices, revolutionising the way we download and upload information in the future, finds UCL researchers. LONDON, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Academics from UCL, Northumbria University and Newcastle University are … Read the full press release

Fiona Ryland will be UCL’s Chief Operating Officer from January 2019

LONDON, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a global search, we are delighted to announce that Fiona Ryland will be UCL’s Chief Operating Officer from 1 January 2019, following Rex Knight’s retirement in December. The new COO role has responsibility for key … Read the full press release

Heidelberg University scientists are key participants in two research teams that received 16.9 million euros funding from the European Research Council

Highly-endowed grants for forward-looking projects requiring team approach Heidelberg, Germany, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists of Heidelberg University are key participants in two research teams, each of which has obtained an ERC Synergy Grant, a highly-endowed grant from the European Research … Read the full press release

The University of Birmingham Rainbow Network shortlisted in the 2018 European Diversity Awards

BIRMINGHAM, 25-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Birmingham Rainbow Network has been shortlisted for Outstanding Employee Network in the 2018 European Diversity Awards (EDA). The University of Birmingham Rainbow Network provides a space for staff and PhD students who identify as … Read the full press release

University of Dundee and Mozilla launch new PhD programme on how to build a more open, secure and trustworthy Internet of Things

DUNDEE, 24-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Dundee and Mozilla have launched a new and innovative PhD programme exploring how to build a more open, secure and trustworthy Internet of Things. The OpenDoTT (Open Design of Trusted Things) scheme will … Read the full press release