Category Archives: Awards

Awards Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

University of Twente Researchers Secure ERC Proof of Concept Grants for Innovative Projects

(IN BRIEF) Three researchers from the University of Twente have secured Proof of Concept (PoC) grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Professors Mariëlle Stoelinga, David Fernandez Rivas, and Jeroen Leijten will receive €150,000 each to develop innovative ideas stemming … Read the full press release

Siemens Achieves EcoVadis Platinum Rating for Sustainability Excellence

(IN BRIEF) Siemens has attained the prestigious EcoVadis Platinum rating with an impressive score of 80 points, placing it among the top one percent of over 73,000 companies globally assessed. This recognition marks a significant advancement from Silver in 2021 … Read the full press release

Telefónica Tops Social Responsibility Rankings in Global ICT Sector

(IN BRIEF) Telefónica has been recognized as the world’s most socially responsible technology company in the first Social Ranking 2024 by the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA). Out of 173 ICT companies assessed, Telefónica’s strong performance in human rights, decent work … Read the full press release

BASF and Mercedes-Benz Win Innovation Award for Advanced Automotive Foam Technology

(IN BRIEF) BASF and Mercedes-Benz have been awarded second place in the “Enabler Technology” category at the 2024 SPE Automotive Awards for their joint development of Ultramid® Expand polyamide particle foam. This innovative foam, part of the Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX … Read the full press release

Lightsource bp Legal Team Earns High Commendation at The Lawyer Awards 2024

(IN BRIEF) Lightsource bp’s global Legal team received a ‘Highly Commended’ recognition at The Lawyer Awards 2024 for ‘In-house Commerce and Industry Team of the Year,’ securing second place behind BAE Systems. This honor reflects the team’s ability to manage … Read the full press release

TUM Entrepreneurship Day Celebrates Munich’s Innovative Start-ups with Prestigious Awards

(IN BRIEF) The TUM Entrepreneurship Day celebrated Munich’s innovation ecosystem, highlighting achievements of local start-ups. Reverion won the TUM Presidential Entrepreneurship Award for its high-efficiency biogas power plant. Finalists included Planet A Foods, with a sustainable chocolate alternative, and RobCo, … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Students’ Union Reveals 2024 Top-Rated Landlords

(IN BRIEF) The University of Warwick Students’ Union has announced the winners of the 2024 Rate Your Landlord Awards, recognizing the best landlords based on student ratings. The initiative, launched in 2021, helps students share their renting experiences to guide … Read the full press release

Iberdrola Earns EDGE Certification for Gender Equality, Sets Sights on Highest Recognition by 2026

(IN BRIEF) Iberdrola has achieved EDGE certification, recognizing its commitment to gender equality in the workplace. Awarded the EDGE Move label in its first year, the company aims for the highest certification by 2026. Over the past two decades, Iberdrola … Read the full press release

IKEA Talents Contest Crowns Thomas from Austria as Global Winner, Celebrating Company-wide Creativity

(IN BRIEF) Ingka Group, the largest IKEA retailer, has successfully concluded its inaugural IKEA Talents contest, aimed at fostering creativity and unity among its global workforce. Thomas from IKEA Austria emerged as the global winner, impressing with his song ‘This … Read the full press release

DNV Accredited by MDSAP for Streamlined Medical Device Audits

(IN BRIEF) DNV has achieved recognition as an auditing organization under the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP), enabling it to conduct consolidated regulatory audits for medical device manufacturers. This designation streamlines global market access by fulfilling the compliance requirements … Read the full press release

Former Voith Engineer Christian Schiel Honored Posthumously by Paper Industry Hall of Fame for Innovations in Paper Machine Technology

(IN BRIEF) Christian Schiel, a former Voith engineer, was posthumously inducted into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame for his pioneering contributions to paper machine technology. Recognized for innovations like the fabric press and flexible-nip presses, Schiel’s career spanned … Read the full press release

BASF’s ZENOMENON Wins Prestigious Red Dot Award for Innovative Automotive Paint Design

(IN BRIEF) BASF’s Coatings division has received acclaim for its automotive paint, ZENOMENON, which was honored at the Red Dot Award: Product Design. This award, recognizing outstanding design quality, was given to ZENOMENON for its innovative approach in the “Materials … Read the full press release

Leadec Wins Excellence Award from Toyota for Outstanding Production Services

(IN BRIEF) Leadec, a prominent provider of industrial production services, was honored with an Excellent award by Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) at their Annual Supplier Business Meeting Dinner and Award Ceremony. The event took place on June 3rd … Read the full press release

Czech Composer Tatiana Mikova Presents Her String Quartet ‘In Modo Lidico’ at Carnegie Hall

(IN BRIEF) Czech award-winning composer Tatiana Mikova will present her String Quartet “In Modo Lidico” at Carnegie Hall on 1st July 2024, following its successful world premiere in New York in 2021. Mikova seamlessly blends Moravian folk influences with classical … Read the full press release

BBVA Foundation’s 16th Frontiers of Knowledge Awards Celebrate the Power of Knowledge

(IN BRIEF) The 16th BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards ceremony, held in Bilbao, celebrated the importance of knowledge in addressing societal challenges, including climate change. BBVA Foundation President Carlos Torres Vila emphasized the need for attracting talent and capital … Read the full press release

Vattenfall Champions Gender Equality at French Ministry’s Energy and Ecology Event

(IN BRIEF) Vattenfall recently participated in a Paris event hosted by French Minister Christophe Béchu, focusing on improving women’s access to careers in energy and ecology transition. Through their partnership with Marie Claire’s “Act for Equality,” Vattenfall highlighted their commitment … Read the full press release

Heidelberg Materials Launches Sixth Quarry Life Award to Promote Biodiversity and Sustainable Quarry Management

(IN BRIEF) Heidelberg Materials has announced the commencement of the sixth edition of the Quarry Life Award, a global competition spanning over 15 countries. With a prize pool of €300,000, the award invites researchers, students, communities, NGOs, and nature enthusiasts … Read the full press release

Al Jazeera’s “101 East – India’s Women Combat Fighters” Wins Women’s Solutions Reporting Award

(IN BRIEF) Al Jazeera’s documentary “101 East – India’s Women Combat Fighters,” by Rudraneil Sengupta and Sreya Banerjee, has been awarded the Women’s Solutions Reporting Award at the 2024 One World Media Awards. The film highlights the courageous journey of … Read the full press release

Ericsson Secures Two Red Dot Awards for Cutting-Edge Design in 5G Technology

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson has been awarded two Red Dot Awards 2024 for the innovative design and user experience of its Radio 4471 and Streetmacro 6705. The Radio 4471, notable for its ultra-lightweight design, reduces weight by 40%, enhancing deployment efficiency … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank Triumphs with 28 Awards at The Asset’s 2024 Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards in APAC

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Bank’s APAC Securities Services and Trust and Agency Services teams garnered 28 awards at The Asset’s 2024 Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards in Hong Kong. Recognitions included Best Depositary Receipts Bank in APAC and the Editors Triple … Read the full press release

University of Bristol Earns Top 100 Spot in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

(IN BRIEF) In a significant achievement for the University of Bristol, the institution has secured a place in the top 100 in its debut entry into the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings. These rankings, which assess over 2,000 leading … Read the full press release

Lee Ufan Arles and Maison Guerlain Unveil the Art & Environment Prize: Celebrating Creativity with Global Impact

(IN BRIEF) Lee Ufan Arles and Maison Guerlain have united forces to establish the Art & Environment Prize in 2023, an annual accolade celebrating artworks that encapsulate universal significance and philosophical depth resonating with Lee Ufan’s ethos, while also embodying … Read the full press release

Ageas Projects Shine in Prestigious Awards Program

(IN BRIEF) Ageas celebrates recognition in the prestigious Quorus Awards, with four of its innovative projects making it to the final rounds of this esteemed program. Among nearly 300 entries spanning 40 countries, Grupo Ageas Portugal and AKsigorta in Türkiye … Read the full press release

Níall McLaughlin Architects Clinch Top Prize at Prestigious Brick Award

(IN BRIEF) Wienerberger’s renowned Brick Award, held biannually since 2004 to celebrate ingenuity and excellence in brick architecture, concluded its eleventh edition in Vienna. Among 743 entries from 54 nations, the jury, comprising esteemed architects from around the globe, selected … Read the full press release

CEB Award Recognizes Warsaw Ukrainian School’s Exceptional Efforts in Refugee Integration

(IN BRIEF) The Warsaw Ukrainian School (SzkoUA) receives the prestigious CEB Award for Social Cohesion for its outstanding efforts in integrating refugee children from Ukraine, offering a dual Ukrainian-Polish curriculum and prioritizing mental well-being through access to psychological support. Established … Read the full press release

Tube Investments of India (TII) Executive Vice-Chairman Vellayan Subbiah Crowned EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2024

(IN BRIEF) Tube Investments of India (TII) and Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Co. Ltd.’s Executive Vice-Chairman, Vellayan Subbiah, clinched the prestigious title of EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2024 at a gala held in Monaco’s Salle des Etoiles. Selected … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO’s Chantal Korteweg Honored with Changemaker Award at Financial Alliance of Women’s Annual Summit

(IN BRIEF) Chantal Korteweg, Head of Social Impact & Inclusive Banking at ABN AMRO, was honored with the Changemaker Award at the Financial Alliance of Women’s Annual Summit for her significant contributions to advancing opportunities for women entrepreneurs, particularly through … Read the full press release

Safran Cabin’s CUBE Wins Crystal Cabin Award for Galley Waste Disposal Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Safran Cabin’s groundbreaking galley waste disposal system, the CUBE, earns the prestigious Crystal Cabin Award in the Cabin Systems category for its innovative design and functionality. The CUBE revolutionizes galley waste management with its space-saving features, easy integration, … Read the full press release

Thales’ FlytEDGE Wins 2024 Crystal Cabin Award, Revolutionizing Inflight Entertainment

(IN BRIEF) Thales celebrates another victory at the Crystal Cabin Awards as their innovative FlytEDGE inflight entertainment system takes the spotlight in the IFEC & Digital Services category. Unveiled at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, FlytEDGE introduces a paradigm … Read the full press release

Vodafone Germany Dominates CHIP Broadband Network Test for Second Consecutive Year

(IN BRIEF) For the second consecutive year, Vodafone Germany has clinched the top spot in CHIP’s broadband network test, as announced by the renowned German technology magazine. The accolade recognizes Vodafone’s outstanding performance in average download speeds, pricing, and overall … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Tiguan Achieves Top 5-Star Safety Rating from Euro NCAP

(IN BRIEF) Euro NCAP, the prestigious European consumer protection program, has granted the new Tiguan its highest safety rating of five stars, solidifying its position as one of the safest vehicles in its class. The third generation of the popular … Read the full press release

Generali Champions Gender Equality and Youth Empowerment through Sailing

(IN BRIEF) In its ongoing commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion, Generali, the presenting sponsor of Barcolana, continues to champion gender equality and youth empowerment in the sailing community. With initiatives like the Generali Women in Sailing Trophy, dedicated to … Read the full press release

Ericsson Maintains Leadership Position in 5G Network Infrastructure Market for Fourth Consecutive Year

(IN BRIEF) For the fourth consecutive year, Ericsson secures the top ranking in Frost Radar™ 5G Network Infrastructure Market 2024 analysis, underscoring its commitment to innovation and technology leadership in meeting the evolving needs of communications service providers (CSPs). The … Read the full press release

University of Twente’s ITC Faculty Wins BNA Best Building of the Year 2024 Award

(IN BRIEF) The University of Twente’s ITC Faculty has been honored with the prestigious BNA Best Building of the Year 2024 award, recognizing its exceptional architectural design and sustainability. The transformation of the former brutalist laboratory into an open and … Read the full press release

DNV Clinches Technical Advisory of the Year Award at 2024 Wind Investment Awards

(IN BRIEF) DNV, a leading assurance and risk management provider, secures the prestigious Technical Advisory of the Year honor at the 2024 Wind Investment Awards. This recognition highlights DNV’s exceptional contributions to the wind industry, particularly in the UK, where … Read the full press release

Bechtle Recognized as Best Managed Company, Setting Benchmark for Strategic Vision and Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Bechtle AG receives acclaim at the prestigious Best Managed Companies Awards, hosted by Deloitte Private, UBS, FAZ, and BDI, for its exceptional leadership and role-model status in shaping the future through strategic vision, innovation, and forward-thinking management culture. … Read the full press release

Eviden Poland Experts Secure 2nd Place in Locked Shields 2024 Cyber Defense Exercise

(IN BRIEF) Eviden, a leading digital, cloud, big data, and security business under the Atos Group, announces the outstanding performance of its cybersecurity experts from Poland and Romania in the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence’s Locked Shields 2024 … Read the full press release

Evonik’s Sustainable Remediation Efforts Awarded Bronze at German Brownfield Award® 2024

(IN BRIEF) Evonik, in collaboration with AECOM and Sensatec, is employing its EHC® Reagent to remediate groundwater contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at the Pioneer Park urban development site in Hanau. The former military barracks site, undergoing transformation into … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool Professors Honored with Prestigious Academy Fellowship

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool celebrates as Professor Reecha Sofat and Professor Saye Khoo are elected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, recognizing their exceptional contributions to biomedical and health sciences. Professor Sofat, the first participant of … Read the full press release

Snam Announces Winners of HyAccelerator for Hydrogen Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Snam has revealed the five startups selected for the third edition of HyAccelerator, a global corporate accelerator focused on hydrogen and decarbonisation technology. With over 50 applications received worldwide, the chosen startups represent innovative solutions across the entire … Read the full press release