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The seventh BASF and Volkswagen “Science Award Electrochemistry” opens for submissions

LUDWIGSHAFEN / WOLFSBURG, 15-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF and Volkswagen opens application for the seventh “Science Award Electrochemistry”. Scientists and researchers of excellence from all over the world may apply until June 30, 2019 online at www.science-award.com. Participation conditions, procedure … Read the full press release

Rhenium-SCT® (SCT= Skin Cancer Therapy) now being offered in Hanau, Germany

The interregional professional association for nuclear medicine in Hanau is the first treatment center in Germany offering Rhenium-SCT® for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer GARCHING N. MUNICH, Germany, 13-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — OncoBeta® GmbH, a commercial stage Medical Device … Read the full press release

Biodiversity Report Is Urgent Call to Action Beyond Fixes; Geneva Global Initiative Calls on World Community to Focus on Concrete Actions

GENEVA, 6-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The UN IPBES’ 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is another one in a long line of warnings about the state of our planet. It should be clear that we face multiple … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca will use BenevolentAI’s advanced AI to dive into its disease area expertise and massive datasets to gain insights into the complex disease biology

AstraZeneca / BenevolentAI artificial intelligence collaboration will accelerate drug discovery Potential new drugs discovery in the area of chronic kidney disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis CAMBRIDGE / LONDON, 30-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New partnership, announced today, by AstraZeneca and BenevolentAI … Read the full press release

CERN community marks Serbia’s accession as its 23rd Member State

MEYRIN, 24-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — As CERN’s 23rd Member State, The Serbian flag was raised ( 23rd of April)  at a ceremony on the Esplanade des Particules. The ceremony was attended by Ana Brnabić, the Prime Minister of the Republic … Read the full press release

Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2019: Switzerland remains #1; Singapore leads Asia-Pacific; Europe dominates the top 10; China leader among BRICS nations

MIDDLE EAST, ASIA, EUROPE, 23-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Adecco Group, Tata Communications and INSEAD have just released their annual benchmark report that looks into the ability of 125 countries around the world to compete for talent. According to the … Read the full press release

Bosch Engineering opens new acoustics test center in Abstatt to improve NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) in vehicles

ABSTATT, 12-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bosch Engineering has announced it is setting up a new acoustics test center in Abstatt, a municipality in the district of Heilbronn in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany, aimed at improving NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) in … Read the full press release

Associazione Veneta Lotta alla Talassemia (AVLT) and the UK Thalassaemia Society (UKTS) Clarification on European Regulatory Status of LENTIGLOBIN™

LONDON, 27-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The LentiGlobin application for Conditional Marketing Authorization (cMAA) at the EMA from bluebird bio is still in the process of being reviewed by CHMP during their 25-28 March 2019 meeting. An opinion for the cMAA … Read the full press release

Italian National Research Council (CNR) and Eni to establish four linked research centres in southern Italy

LECCE, 25-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Italian National Research Council (CNR) (The Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) and Eni have just signed a Joint Research Agreement (JRA) with the aim at setting up four linked research centres in southern Italy. The … Read the full press release

Serbia agrees to CERN Convention and becomes the Organization’s 23rd Member State

GENEVA, 25-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — CERN has just received formal notification from UNESCO about Serbia having agreed to the CERN Convention. As a result, the country has become CERN’s 23rd Member State. The other Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech … Read the full press release

Initial seed corn funding for the Mersey Basin project (AI-Enabled Materials Chemistry) by UKRI’s Strength in Places Fund

LONDON, 22-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Mersey Basin project has just won £50,000 seed funding, which is meant to help prepare the full bid, which, if successful, could deliver up to £50 million investment in the North West. The funding … Read the full press release

21st Technical Congress in Berlin: artificial intelligence key for connected and automated driving

BERLIN, 21-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — High-level stakeholders from the industry and politics comment and share their views on mobility, transport, logistics and production, in both plenary and specific technical sessions during the second day of 21st Technical Congress in Berlin. … Read the full press release

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH (DFKI) and Hitachi unveil new AI based technology to recognize and evaluate physical load on the worker’s body

KAISERSLAUTERN, 20-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Hitachi, Ltd. and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH (DFKI) announced they have developed an AI technology that performs real-time recognition and quantification of physical load exerted on a worker’s body during work that … Read the full press release

EU on track to launch its most ambitious ever European research and innovation programme in 2021

BRUSSELS, 20-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EU institutions have just reached to partial political agreement on Horizon Europe. Horizon Europe is the future EU research and innovation programme and aims at facilitating the investment in research and innovation to maintain and … Read the full press release

BASF: engineering plastic Ultramid now in use as standard to manufacture the anode- and cathode-end plate in fuel cells

LUDWIGSHAFEN, 11-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF, as the biggest chemical supplier to the automotive industry, is very active on and engaged with things like automotive drive system, energy consumption, emissions, new and improved powertrain concepts for cars, electric drive concepts, … Read the full press release

Accenture Survey 2019: diversity and equal workplace culture – powerful drivers of an innovation mindset

NEW YORK, 7-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has conducted an online and phone survey, as part of its “Getting to Equal 2019” research, interviewing more than 18,000 professionals in 27 countries, including 150 C-level executives during November and … Read the full press release

Patients can now lie longer due to smart sensors that prevent injuries to skin and tissue

BERN, 20-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — An innovative project called ProTex will receive CHF 2 million funding grant from BRIDGE Discovery. ProTex relies on highly sensitive portable sensors that use light to measure oxygen saturation in the blood. Those portable sensors will help prevent injuries to … Read the full press release

Coffee and energy drinks can make water molecules in your body fall asleep

THE HAGUE, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the NWO Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam and the ESPCI in Paris have just discovered that both the caffeine and the taurine can slow down the movement of water molecules by a factor 5 and 4 … Read the full press release

Proposals now accepted by NWO’s Science PPP Fund within Chemistry, Energy, High-Tech Systems & Materials, Agri & Food and ICT

THE HAGUE, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Science-wide PPP fund by NWO Domain Science opens for public-private research within the NWO Domain Science. Chemistry (including BBE), Energy, High-Tech Systems & Materials, Agri & Food and ICT are the top sectors open for cooperation between … Read the full press release

Rosalind Franklin will be the name of UK built ExoMars rover

LONDON, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — UK Science Minister Chris Skidmore and British European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut Tim Peake revealed the name of the UK made ExoMars rover on an event in the ‘Mars Yard’ at Airbus Defence and Space UK in Stevenage. … Read the full press release

The new Swiss m4m Center in Solothurn to bring additive manufacturing for medical technology to Swiss industry

SOLOTHURN, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — A new technology transfer center in the Bettlach, canton of Solothurn, Switzerland, aimed at transferring new manufacturing technologies for medical applications to the medtech industry accelerating research at the same time has been established and is scheduled … Read the full press release

Facebook to support the new Technical University of Munich (TUM) Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence with 6.5 million euros

MUNICH, 21-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The US company Facebook is supporting the efforts of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to investigate the ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence with 6.5 million euros. Facebook’s support for the new TUM Institute for Ethics … Read the full press release

New research: Light pollution significantly alters moth activity disrupting their role as pollinators

YORK, 21-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Switching off street lights in the middle of the night to save money and energy could have a positive knock-on effect on nocturnal pollinators, according to new research. Lead author of the study, Dr Callum Macgregor, from the Department … Read the full press release

Dementia research: Defects in the geneTREM2 linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

MUNICH, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Defects in the geneTREM2 are linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The gene is required to activate immune cells called microglia in the brain, which help to eliminate the neurotoxic deposits that are typical of … Read the full press release

Bayer: Strong harvest results for farmers using Climate Corporation’s new predictive seed selection and placement technology for corn

MONHEIM, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Climate Corporation (Climate), a subsidiary of Bayer and the industry leader in bringing digital innovation to farmers, today announced strong harvest results for farmers using Seed Advisor, its new predictive seed selection and placement technology … Read the full press release

London Economics Report: University of York monetary and social value for the UK economy is £1.8 billion

YORK, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The report demonstrates the monetary and social value of the University of York locally, nationally and internationally. It addresses the economic impact of teaching and learning; research and knowledge exchange; international students; and University and student … Read the full press release

Study: social differences among city populations significantly influence how neighbourhoods take shape

BRISTOL, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — A new analysis of the 2011 census has revealed that social differences among city populations significantly influence how neighbourhoods take shape. Researchers hope that their insights could help councils to make better planning decisions. As reported … Read the full press release

Researchers used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile manner

BRIGHTON, 08-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the University of Sussex, Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have for the first time used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile manner. The … Read the full press release

Professor of Chemistry at Trinity, Sylvia Draper won the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland (ICI) David Brown Award

DUBLIN, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor of Chemistry at Trinity, Sylvia Draper, has won the prestigious Institute of Chemistry of Ireland (ICI) David Brown Award. She received the award at the Inorganic Ireland Symposium in Queen’s University Belfast where she gave … Read the full press release

Record high number of ETH Zurich spin-offs in 2018

ZURICH, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ETH Zurich can look back on an exceptionally good year for spin-offs: 27 companies were founded in 2018, more than any year previously. Financing rounds totalling over CHF 170 million and the listing of Sensirion … Read the full press release