Tag Archives: INNOVATION

Papara Partners with Thales to Introduce World-First Personalization Solution for Payment Cards

(IN BRIEF) Thales has partnered with Turkish fintech leader Papara to launch the world’s first deployment of the SketchMyCard solution, allowing users to design personalized payment cards that showcase their creativity and individuality. This collaboration has led to increased card … Read the full press release

Symrise Celebrates 70 Years of Sun Protection Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Symrise is celebrating its 70-year legacy of sun protection innovation as part of its “150 shades of innovation” campaign, honoring the 150th anniversary of its founding father Wilhelm Haarmann’s first patent. The company has pioneered advancements in UV … Read the full press release

EIB Invests €37.5 Million in Nyxoah’s Innovative Sleep Apnea Solutions

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has awarded Belgium-based medtech company Nyxoah €37.5 million in venture-debt financing to support the development of innovative treatments for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This funding, backed by the InvestEU Life Sciences programme, will … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Expands Sustainable Lubricant Production with Tecoil Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has acquired Finnish company Tecoil, a leader in producing Re-Refined Base Oils (RRBOs) through an efficient used oil regeneration process. Tecoil operates a 50,000-ton RRBO facility in Finland and has developed a circular economy network for collecting … 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

Thales Secures First EASA Design Verification Report for Light UAS, Boosting Long-Range Drone Operations

(IN BRIEF) Thales has become the first company to receive a Design Verification Report (DVR) from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Light UAS SAIL III, using its ScaleFlyt avionics in the Aeromapper AVEM 300 CERBERE UAV. This … Read the full press release

Henkel Opens Second Application Center in North Vietnam to Drive Innovation in Footwear and Fashion

(IN BRIEF) Henkel has opened a second Application Center in Thanh Hoa, North Vietnam, to support leading sports and fashion brands in Asia-Pacific and Greater China. This center complements Henkel’s existing facility in Bien Hoa, Ho Chi Minh, enhancing local … 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

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

Orange Alliance Program Expands: Silknet Partners with Orange for Telecom Innovation in Georgia

(IN BRIEF) Orange and Silknet, Georgia’s prominent telecommunications providers, have forged a strategic partnership under the Orange Alliance program, effective June 3, 2024, aimed at bolstering Silknet’s capabilities across B2C, B2B, and ICT sectors with Orange’s expertise and innovative solutions. … Read the full press release

Sustainable Innovation: Arkema’s Clear Lake Facility Recognized with ISCC PLUS Certification

(IN BRIEF) Arkema, a leading specialty materials company, has achieved ISCC PLUS certification for its acrylic monomers production facility in Clear Lake, Texas, marking another step in its global decarbonization efforts. This accomplishment follows similar certifications at Arkema’s facilities in … Read the full press release

Orange Announces Unprecedented Initiative: Free 5G Access for All Customers During Paris 2024 Olympics

(IN BRIEF) In an unprecedented move, Orange announces an exceptional initiative to enhance connectivity for its customers during the Paris 2024 Games. From June 3 to September 8, 2024, all 4G consumer and business customers will have access to Orange’s … 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

sewts: Innovating Robotics in Laundry and Beyond

(IN BRIEF) Munich-based start-up sewts is revolutionizing industrial processes with AI-powered robots adept at handling materials with dynamic shapes, particularly textiles. Founded by graduates of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), sewts initially focused on automating tasks in industrial laundries, … 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

ASML and TU/e Forge Path to Semiconductor Innovation with Expanded Collaboration

(IN BRIEF) ASML and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) are set to enhance their collaboration with a new agreement signed on May 23, aiming to drive innovation in semiconductor technology. Over the next decade, the partnership will see nearly a … Read the full press release

ASML and TU/e Strengthen Collaboration to Drive Semiconductor Innovation

(IN BRIEF) ASML and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have solidified their partnership with a significant expansion aimed at fostering innovation in semiconductor technology. Over the next decade, nearly a hundred PhD students will engage in collaborative research, focusing on … Read the full press release

Sartorius and NVIDIA Deepen Collaboration for AI-Powered Biopharma Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Sartorius, a prominent life science group, is expanding its collaboration with NVIDIA to advance the development of new therapies by integrating NVIDIA’s AI-powered computing platforms with Sartorius’ expertise in life sciences and bioprocessing. Since 2020, Sartorius has integrated … Read the full press release

EIF and Greek Government Launch €200 Million Equity Fund to Boost Innovation in Life Sciences and Sustainability Sectors

(IN BRIEF) Greek startups and SMEs in life sciences, healthcare, and sustainability sectors are set to receive a significant boost with the launch of a €200 million equity agreement managed by the EIF arm of the EIB Group. The agreement, … Read the full press release

EIF’s €200 Million Equity Mandate Boosts Greek Innovation and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) The Hellenic Republic has entrusted the European Investment Fund (EIF) to manage €200 million from European structural funds and national resources to provide equity financing for Greek startups and SMEs in the life sciences, healthcare, and sustainability sectors. … Read the full press release

Applike Group Expands to New Headquarters in Hamburg, Combining Innovation with Industrial Design

(IN BRIEF) The Hamburg-based tech firm, the applike group, renowned for mobile app management and distribution, has relocated its headquarters to central Hamburg to accommodate its expanding operations. The move to new offices, managed by Lindner, reflects the company’s commitment … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Embarks on Landmark European Testing Tour with eActros 600 Electric Flagship

(IN BRIEF) Mercedes-Benz Trucks is gearing up for its most extensive test run yet, slated for this summer, featuring the groundbreaking electric flagship eActros 600. With two near-series prototypes, the trucks will traverse over 20 European countries, clocking more than … Read the full press release

Bechtle Direct Italy Expands Operations with New Milan Office, Embracing Growth and Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Bechtle direct Italy is extending its presence to Milan, securing a prime location in the city’s renowned Milanofiori Nord business district, housed in the eco-friendly U15 building. This expansion underscores Bechtle’s commitment to fostering sustained growth, enhancing accessibility … Read the full press release

Innovative Geothermal Heating Project in Bavaria Receives Major Investment Boost from EIB and EU Innovation Fund

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing close to €45 million for the implementation of an innovative geothermal heating project, Eavor-LoopTM, in Geretsried, Bavaria. This pioneering project, which received an additional €91.6 million grant from the EU Innovation … Read the full press release

EIB’s Record €1.6 Billion Investment Energizes Ireland’s Economy and Innovation Landscape

(IN BRIEF) European Investment Bank (EIB) President Nadia Calviño, alongside Irish Finance Minister Michael McGrath, announced a landmark €1.6 billion investment in Ireland, the largest in 51 years. The investment, aimed at fostering innovation, sustainability, and economic growth, will impact … Read the full press release

Lenzing Group Launches Young Scientist Award for Innovation in Fiber and Textile Industry

(IN BRIEF) The Lenzing Group announces the Lenzing Young Scientist Award at the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (GFC) from September 11 to 13, 2024, aimed at bachelor and master students focusing on ecological challenges in the fiber and textile industry. … Read the full press release

Michelin and Porsche Drive Innovation Forward with Bespoke Tires for the New Electric Macan

(IN BRIEF) Michelin and Porsche continue their longstanding partnership with the introduction of three tailored tire ranges for the all-electric Porsche Macan, marking another milestone in their collaborative journey of over half a century. Leveraging expertise gained from the World … Read the full press release

Kurt Satzinger Takes Helm of voestalpine’s R&D, Driving Innovation into Digital and Resource-Efficient Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Kurt Satzinger assumes leadership of voestalpine’s Research and Development (R&D) division, succeeding Franz Androsch, who retires after a distinguished tenure. With voestalpine’s robust commitment to innovation, Satzinger, equipped with extensive experience within the company, is poised to spearhead … Read the full press release

Safran Leads French Innovation with Record-Breaking Patent Portfolio

(IN BRIEF) Safran has secured its position as France’s top patent holder, with a staggering 16,457 active patents, according to the National Industrial Property Institute’s (INPI) inaugural ranking. The aerospace giant’s relentless commitment to innovation is evident in its extensive … Read the full press release

Bosch Champions Sustainability and Innovation at Hannover Messe 2024

(IN BRIEF) As Hannover Messe 2024 approaches, Bosch prepares to showcase its commitment to sustainability and innovation in industrial manufacturing. With a focus on addressing climate change and promoting resource conservation, Bosch’s diverse portfolio of solutions encompasses factory automation, hydrogen … Read the full press release

SFC Energy Unveils EFOY H₂PowerPack X50 at HANNOVER MESSE 2024

(IN BRIEF) SFC Energy AG announces its participation in the upcoming HANNOVER MESSE 2024, showcasing its latest innovation, the EFOY H₂PowerPack X50. This new product, boasting a cluster power output of up to 200 kW, marks a significant advancement in … Read the full press release

Vonage and Singtel Forge Alliance to Drive Global Innovation with Network APIs

(IN BRIEF) Vonage, a part of Ericsson, joins forces with Singtel, a leading communications service provider, to integrate Vonage’s API platform with Singtel’s Paragon orchestration platform. This partnership aims to enhance innovation opportunities for enterprises and telcos by providing access … Read the full press release

50 Years of Volkswagen’s Iconic Golf: A Legacy of Innovation and Success

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen celebrates 50 years of the Golf, Europe’s most successful car, with over 37 million units sold worldwide. Since its debut in 1974, the Golf has set industry standards, introducing innovations in technology, safety, and design across its … Read the full press release

Loughborough University’s Innovation Triumphs Recognized at Awards Ceremony

(IN BRIEF) Loughborough University’s dedication to research and innovation shines as it clinches three awards at the prestigious Leicestershire Innovation Awards ceremony. Held at the university’s SportPark Pavilion 4, which boasts Passivhaus Sustainability status, the event celebrated groundbreaking initiatives across … Read the full press release

Philips Leads Health Technology Innovation with Record Patent Applications

(IN BRIEF) Royal Philips emerges as a leading patent applicant at the European Patent Office (EPO), securing its position as a global innovator in health technology. With 607 MedTech patent applications in 2023 and a total of 1,299 patent applications … Read the full press release

Loughborough University Hosts Manufacturing and Trade Conference to Drive Regional Growth

(IN BRIEF) Loughborough University is set to host the East Midlands Chamber’s Manufacturing and Trade Conference on March 26, focusing on key themes of investment, innovation, infrastructure, and international trade. With a lineup of keynote speakers, workshops, and panel discussions, … Read the full press release

Dutch Government Funds Interdisciplinary Projects for Mission-Driven Innovation Acceleration

(IN BRIEF) The Dutch government has allocated funding to three interdisciplinary projects under the KIC Mission call ‘Realisation, acceleration and upscaling of mission-driven innovation’. These projects, part of the KIA Societal Earning Capacity, aim to address major societal challenges such … Read the full press release

Evonik’s EUDRAGIT® Polymers: Pioneering Pharmaceutical Innovation for 70 Years

(IN BRIEF) Evonik’s EUDRAGIT® polymers, renowned coatings for pharmaceuticals, celebrate 70 years of revolutionizing drug delivery. With over 23,000 patents and 10,000 scientific publications, these methacrylate polymers have become industry standards, employed in formulations for modified drug release across 80 … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain’s Commitment to Sustainability: Advancing Low-Carbon Cement Technologies

(IN BRIEF) Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals is ramping up efforts to advance low-carbon cement and concrete technologies, aiming to foster growth and sustainability in the construction sector. Key partnerships with startups like Fortera and established players like Ecocem demonstrate the company’s … Read the full press release

Revolutionizing Vehicle Safety: Mercedes-Benz and Fraunhofer Society Unveil Groundbreaking Transparent Crash Tests

(IN BRIEF) Mercedes-Benz, in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Society, conducts the world’s first X-ray crash test using a real car at the Ernst Mach Institute in Freiburg. This groundbreaking demonstration unveils previously hidden internal deformation processes during crashes, providing valuable … Read the full press release