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CHINA: ABB inaugurates its largest and one of its most advanced manufacturing sites, The Xiamen Hub

US$300 million investment in the hub which is ABB’s largest innovation and manufacturing site at 425,000m2 Employs 3,500 people, covering the full range of business activities Strong symbol of ABB’s ongoing commitment to China, where it has invested more than … 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 commissioned by Skandrenting to build the ESS Campus in Lund, Sweden

STOCKHOLM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has been commissioned by Skandrenting, through wholly owned subsidiary SKR Spallation AB, to build the ESS Campus, which consists of offices, laboratories and workshops in Lund, Sweden. The agreement is worth approximately SEK 475 M, … Read the full press release

Atos Quantum Learning Machine, world’s highest-performing quantum simulator to help accelerate research efforts at Argonne National Laboratory

PARIS, France/ IRVING, TX, USA, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today entered into a contract with Argonne National Laboratory to deliver its latest Atos Quantum Learning Machine, the world’s highest-performing commercially available quantum simulator. The … Read the full press release

Atos unveils its most efficient supercomputer: BullSequana XH2000 is a hybrid supercomputer for AI-augmented simulation

PARIS, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces the BullSequana XH2000, the company’s most efficient supercomputer. The BullSequana XH2000 is a hybrid supercomputer and responds to today’s demand for a high-performance computing power which can … 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

Pöyry celebrates its 60th anniversary with an epic ‘Carbon Clash’ event

HELSINKI, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Pöyry is today hosting an epic ‘Carbon Clash’ event in the iconic Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, in celebration of its 60th anniversary. Attended by over 250 industry leaders and world-class experts, the Carbon Clash is set … 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

Safran bolsters its investments in ceramic matrix composites with the opening of Safran Ceramics research center

Safran Ceramics, a research center for ceramic matrix composites (CMC) located in the heart of Bordeaux Aeroparc, was inaugurated today in a ceremony attended by Alain Rousset, President of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region of southwest France, and Stéphane Cueille, Senior … Read the full press release

Earlham Institute joins the DNA sequencing project, Darwin Tree of Life Project (DTOL)

SWINDON, 07-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Earlham Institute (EI) will be part of the epic DNA sequencing project which aims to decipher the genetic code of 66,000 species in the UK, led by the Wellcome Sanger Institute, as part of a … Read the full press release

Food Waste Recycling Machine Sales to Reach 10,890 units in 2018 on the Back of Growing Investments in Sustainable Solutions

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR’s recent study on food waste recycling machine market foresees a promising growth, driven by proactive initiatives for fostering environmental sustainability. An amalgamation of pivotal aspects, ranging from launch of legislation around food waste … Read the full press release

Empa and EPFL develop novel face mask for medical personnel with unobstructed view of the wearer’s facial expressions

Novel protective mask for medical personnel Dübendorf, Switzerland, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Laughter is the best medicine, says medical research. But how are patients supposed to feel like smiling if the faces of the nursing staff and even their beloved ones … Read the full press release

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Prof. Davide Iannuzzi won the NWO Physics Valorisation Prize 2018

THE HAGUE, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The tenth NWO Physics Valorisation Prize will go to Prof. Davide Iannuzzi, professor of Experimental Physics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). He has won the prize “on account of the valorisation of this own research … 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

STFC funds breast cancer detection research

SWINDON, 02-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A collaboration of researchers from the UK is pursuing a technique to detect breast cancer more quickly, thanks to funding from STFC and partners. The consortium, led by De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) and the University … 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

Kidney Stone Management Device Sales to Surpass 340,000 Units in 2018 with Lithotripsy Devices Leading the Rally, Finds Fact.MR

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR has recently announced the launch of a new research study that delivers key market insights on kidney stone management management devices. The comprehensive report on kidney stone management devices market offers actionable … 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

Leonardo earns NATO STO Achievement Award for its contributions to the development of new promising approach to Modelling & Simulation and Training

Leonardo has received the NATO STO Achievement Award for its contributions to the development of a new promising approach to Modelling & Simulation and Training Following the new frontiers of Modelling & Simulation Leonardo has defined Open Cloud Environment Application … Read the full press release

Europe Home Diagnostics Market Driven by Burgeoning Glucose Monitoring Device Sales, Consumer Demand for Non-Invasive Kits Largely Unmet – Fact.MR Study

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European home diagnostics industry is realigning to foster integration with the broader customer-centric healthcare services. Growing consumer preference for home-based diagnostics, combined with innovation in online platforms, is creating sustained opportunities in this … Read the full press release

Swiss Solar Awards: NEST unit “Solar Fitness & Wellness” received one of the three coveted “Norman Foster Solar Awards”

At the 28th Swiss Solar Awards Ceremony on 16 October 2018, the NEST unit “Solar Fitness & Wellness” received one of the three coveted “Norman Foster Solar Awards”. The solar-powered fitness and wellness facility in the Empa and Eawag research … Read the full press release

NWO will no longer use its own funds to enter into new financial obligations for joint calls via ERA-NETs and JPIs

THE HAGUE, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NWO will no longer use its own funds to enter into new financial obligations for joint calls via ERA-NETs and JPIs. The main reason for this is that NWO focusses on new forms of international … Read the full press release

NWO and Amsterdam Research Institute of the Arts and Sciences to host the Smart Culture Working Conference in Utrecht on 16 November

THE HAGUE, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On 16 November, NWO and ARIAS (Amsterdam Research Institute of the Arts and Sciences) are jointly organising the Smart Culture Working Conference in Utrecht to explore the concept of Arts, Research & Science. ‘Smart Culture’ … Read the full press release

European Space Agency to host second edition of ‘Space for Inspiration’ from 29–31 October, Bilbao, Spain

PARIS, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Media are invited to the second edition of ‘Space for Inspiration’, an international conference organised by the European Space Agency for everyone curious about space exploration and why it matters. The event takes place in Bilbao, Spain, … Read the full press release

STFC’s Central Laser Facility and York University used the ULTRA laser to develop a new technique to study chemical catalysts

SWINDON, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — STFC’s world-leading Central Laser Facility (CLF) has been instrumental in new research which might see efficiency savings being made in an industry worth billions to the UK. Researchers from CLF and York University have used the ULTRA … Read the full press release