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Fraunhofer IGD develops automated robotic arm to scan cultural objects in 3D, now cooperating with Phase One

The digital twin concept arrives in the museum world (PRESS RELEASE) DARMSTADT, 23-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt has developed a product to make it easier for museums to digitize their collections and is now cooperating with … Read the full press release

Total relies on DNV GL to enhance its operations in the UK

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 22-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL announces that it has secured a three-year services contract from Total E&P UK Lt to provide multiple services across the full portfolio of Total’s oil and gas assets in the UK … Read the full press release

URSAPHARM Arzneimittel et CEBINA annoncent un partenariat pour reconvertir l’antihistaminique azélastine afin de lutter contre la COVID-19

URSAPHARM Arzneimittel and CEBINA announce partnership to repurpose the antihistamine azelastine to combat COVID-19

(PRESS RELEASE) SARREBRUCK / VIENNE, 17-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Dans la lutte contre le virus SRAS-CoV-2, un grand nombre d’entreprises pharmaceutiques recherchent de nouvelles approches pour combattre la pandémie. Outre les vaccins, des efforts intensifs de recherche et développement à … Read the full press release

Orange signs 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ENGIE

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 15-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational telecommunications corporation Orange announces the signing of a 15-year Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ENGIE, the leading developer of solar and wind power in France, to deliver a global renewable … Read the full press release

Amazon and Cerrado deforestation: BNP Paribas imposes strict policy and criteria to encourage clients to become ‘zero deforestation’ and transparent

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 15-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French international banking group BNP Paribas announces that it has taken steps to help fight deforestation in the Amazon and the Cerrado. Beef and soybean production in Brazil accelerates deforestation in the Amazon … Read the full press release

Highway concessionaire APRR to deploy and operate multi-lane free-flow (MLFF) tolling system supplied by Kapsch TrafficCom

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS/ VIENNA, 12-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Kapsch TrafficCom announces that it has been awarded a framework contract for the supply, implementation and technical operations of France’s first multi-lane free-flow (MLFF) toll collection systems for highway concessionaire APRR. This … Read the full press release

Accenture to help one of the oldest cosmetics companies in the world accelerate its digital transformation

Accenture to provide comprehensive services to improve Shiseido’s data-driven insights, strengthen its technology infrastructure, and expand its workforce training and skilling (PRESS RELEASE) TOKYO, 9-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announces strategic partnership with Shiseido Group, a Japan-based multinational … Read the full press release

Total’s entire power consumption in U.S. now fully covered by green electricity

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 5-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Total (EPA: FP), a French multinational broad energy company, has announced it will add 2.2GW to its U.S. solar portfolio. The addition comes after the acquisition of a development pipeline of 2.2 GW … Read the full press release

CMA CGM adds Port of Alexandria’s upcoming terminal to its operations in the Mediterranean

Operations will start in 2022 and a capacity of 1.5 million TEUs. A strategic choice for the development of CMA CGM’s port operations in the Mediterranean. (PRESS RELEASE) MARSEILLE, 28-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French container transportation and shipping company CMA … Read the full press release

Stellantis N.V. subsidiary FCA Italy and Engie EPS form e-Mobility joint venture

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS/ TURIN, 26-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Stellantis N.V. (STLA:EN) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary FCA Italy S.p.A. has signed an agreement with Engie EPS (EPS:EN) to create a Joint Venture in the e-Mobility sector. These agreements, including … Read the full press release

Green mobility: Alstom’s hydrogen train Coradia iLint recognised with European Railway Award

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-OUEN, France, 25-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom announces that its innovative hydrogen train project Coradia iLint has been honoured with European Railway Award 2021. Coradia iLint has been commissioned by Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG) to test hydrogen as a … Read the full press release

Alstom recognised as a “Top Employer” in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-OUEN, France, 25-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational rolling stock manufacturer Alstom announces that it has been certified “Top Employer” in Europe, and for the first time in Asia Pacific and North America, with certifications in 14 countries¹. … Read the full press release

VINCI Immobilier now owns 100% of Urbat Promotion

(PRESS RELEASE) RUEIL-MALMAISON, 21-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Immobilier announces that it has finalised the acquisition of 50.1% stake in Urbat Promotion, bringing its shares of the company to 100%. VINCI Immobilier acquired a 49.9% stake in Urbat Promotion in … Read the full press release

Voith becomes the sole transmission service provider for CTRL bus fleet in Lorient, France

Voith won the tender for a four-year service contract for automatic transmissions of the municipal bus fleet in Lorient, France. Apart from repairing and replacing its own DIWA.5 automatic transmissions, Voith will also supply replacement gearboxes from other manufacturers. The … Read the full press release

Capgemini and Altran recognized as a global leader for ER&D and IoT Services in the Zinnov Zones 2020 assessment

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 18-Jan-2021— /EuropaWire/ — Global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini announces that its global Engineering, Research and Development (ER&D) services and global Internet of Things (IoT) technology services has been positioned in the “Leadership … Read the full press release

Atos becomes primary digital solutions and global services provider for Handicare

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM/ PARIS, 15-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational information technology service and consulting company Atos announces that it has been selected by Handicare as its main partner to optimise its digital platform. Handicare offers solutions to increase the … Read the full press release

Total and Iberdrola team up to develop competitive bid for Danish Thor offshore wind farm tender

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 14-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s largest wind power generators Iberdrola announces its partnership with global broad energy company and experienced offshore operator in the Danish North Sea, Total, to develop plans for an offshore … Read the full press release

Total and Engie: 5 innovations with no precedent for Europe in France’s largest renewable hydrogen production site

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 13-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Total (EPA: FP), French broad energy company with focus on fuels, natural gas and electricity, and Engie (EPA: ENGI), a French multinational electric utility company active in the electricity, natural gas and energy … Read the full press release

EIB signs €125 million loan with Livie to accelerate construction of affordable housing in France

€125 million loan granted to BATIGERE Network subsidiary dedicated to building affordable housing in France 1 500 home builds planned over five years for 3 500 residents Operation guaranteed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) (PRESS RELEASE) KIRCHBERG, Luxembourg, 11-Jan-2021 — … Read the full press release

Sanofi gains full global rights to a promising antibody for inflammatory disorders with the acquisition of Kymab

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS/ CAMBRIDGE, 11-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi to acquire Kymab, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing fully human monoclonal antibodies with a focus on immune-mediated diseases and immuno-oncology therapeutics. The agreement includes an upfront payment … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric earns Excellence in Operations award at the IDC Industry Insights Innovation Awards 2020

The Industry Insights Innovation Awards seek to recognize organizations and tech leaders of tomorrow who have driven change through the application of technology to improve business performance (PRESS RELEASE) RUEIL-MALMAISON, 7-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Schneider Electric has been recognized with … Read the full press release

Capgemini promotes Olivier Sevillia as Group Chief Operating Officer

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 7-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini announces that effective January 1, 2021, Olivier Sevillia will take up the position of Group Chief Operating Officer. Olivier’s new role includes the … Read the full press release

SUEZ and FERMENTALG to address growing climate emergency through innovative solutions based on biomimicry for the capture and recovery of CO2 in bioproducts

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 5-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SUEZ and FERMENTALG, a key French player and expert in the research and bio industrial exploitation of micro-algae, strengthen their cooperation following a five-year partnership, and to address the growing climate emergency through … Read the full press release

Total strengthens its presence in Egypt with exploration and production permit for North Ras Kanayis Offshore block in the Herodotus Basin

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 4-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — A Total-led international consortium signs an exploration and production agreement with the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding company (EGAS) for the North Ras Kanayis Offshore block located in the Herodotus Basin, offshore Egypt in … Read the full press release

Construction to start on world’s largest solar plant located in ABU Dhabi

(PRESS RELEASE) ABU DHABI, UAE, 22-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The EDF Renewables – Jinko Power consortium formed by global leaders in renewable energy, EDF Renewables and Jinko Power HK, has successfully reached the financial closing for the 2 GW Al … Read the full press release

Atos to support the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) on their quantum journey with its first Atos QLM E

(PRESS RELEASE) DUBLIN/ PARIS, 17-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational information technology service and consulting company, Atos announces its partnership with the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) for the deployment of its first GPU-accelerated Atos Quantum Learning Machine Enhanced … Read the full press release

Laureti Announces Production Facility in Southern California As MiRA’s New Features Revealed

Laureti Announces Production Facility in Southern California

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 11-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Passenger-centric mobility pioneer, Laureti, has announced that the car volumes dedicated for North America will be made in the United States. Laureti chief Marcus Paleti said that the company is seriously considering the … Read the full press release

Capgemini’s comprehensive suite of Finance and Accounting (F&A) solutions recognized as best-in-class by Everest Group

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 4-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation Capgemini named a Leader by Everest Group in its Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2020, proudly retaining its leading position … Read the full press release

AXA to divest its operations in the Gulf region to Gulf Insurance Group

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 30-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational insurance firm AXA has entered into an agreement with Gulf Insurance Group (“GIG”) for the sale of its insurance operations in the Gulf region, this includes its shareholding¹ in AXA Gulf, … Read the full press release

EIB signs €15.0 million financing deal with AB Science to support the development of masitinib as a treatment for COVID-19

Financing deal worth €15.0 million signed to support clinical development programme for masitinib Masitinib developed as a credible candidate for treating COVID-19 in addition to other diseases for which no therapeutic solutions are available (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 30-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release