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New CERN-MEDICIS facility produces its first radioisotopes for medical research to diagnose cancers

GENEVA, 14-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (12 Dec 2017), the new CERN-MEDICIS facility has produced radioisotopes for medical research for the first time. MEDICIS (Medical Isotopes Collected from ISOLDE) aims to provide a wide range of radioisotopes, some of which can … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s “Future Mobility Incubator” start-up scheme winners announced

Experts in charging and battery technology, traffic sensors, automated driving, and mobility insurance selected From innovative idea to market readiness in 200 days Spring programme set to get underway in March 2018 DRESDEN, 14-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen supports innovative business … Read the full press release

Verimi welcomes new partner Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) a market leader for the validation of payment transactions, identification, connectivity and data

Giesecke+Devrient becomes new shareholder Pre-version of product tested in piloting phase Shareholder agreement signed in Berlin BERLIN, 14-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new European identification, registration and data platform Verimi welcomes further support: Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), world market leader for the validation … Read the full press release

The BNP Paribas Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation create One Planet Fellowship to support research on climate adaptation in Africa

The BNP Paribas Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, under the patronage of the President of the French Republic launch One Planet Fellowship, a programme leveraging French, African and European expertise to support research on climate adaptation in Africa PARIS, 14-Dec-2017 … Read the full press release

Adomik a obtenu la 14e place au classement 2017 TECHNOLOGY FAST 500 pour la zone EMEA et la 3e place au classement Deloitte 2017 TECHNOLOGY FAST 50 pour la France

Après avoir remporté la 2e place au classement de la région Île-de-France, Adomik se voit attribuer la 14e place au classement de la zone EMEA et la 3e place en France Paris, France et New York, NY, le 13 décembre … Read the full press release

Adomik auf Rang 14 der 2017 TECHNOLOGY FAST 500 EMEA und auf Platz 3 der Deloitte 2017 TECHNOLOGY FAST 50 für Frankreich

Nach dem 2. Platz in der Region Île-de-France erreicht Adomik den 14. Rang im EMEA-Wettbewerb sowie Platz 3 im französischen Wettbewerb Paris (Frankreich) & New York (NY), 13. Dezember 2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Fast 500 besteht seit 2001 und … Read the full press release

New study demonstrates the importance of protecting different seabed landscapes to maintain fish conservation

GLASGOW, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Conservation and fisheries management strategies should take into account seabed landscape in order to maintain fish conservation.  A new study led by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde and Marine … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS launches third annual “ENGINEERS IN ACTION” programme

ATHENS, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The launch of the programme “ENGINEERS IN ACTION” for a third consecutive year, demonstrates once again the firm commitment of MYTILINEOS to combat youth unemployment and to curb brain drain; the alarming phenomenon of young, qualified … Read the full press release

Adomik Awarded #14 Ranking in 2017 TECHNOLOGY FAST 500, EMEA; #3 ranking in Deloitte 2017 TECHNOLOGY FAST 50 for France

After obtaining #2 ranking in the Île-de-France region, Adomik captures #14 ranking for the EMEA contest and #3 ranking for French contest Paris, France & New York, NY, USA, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Created in 2001, The Fast 500 recognizes technology … Read the full press release

Jena Experiment: loss of biodiversity has negative consequences for many individual components and processes in ecosystems

FREIBURG, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — How severe is global species extinction? Are material cycles altered in an ecosystem with just a few species? In order to address these issues, the “Jena Experiment”, one of the world’s largest biodiversity experiments, was … Read the full press release

University of Bristol study on wild dwarf mongooses sheds light into what happens when immigrants join a new group

Researchers from the University of Bristol studying wild dwarf mongooses have provided insight into what happens when immigrants join a new group. BRISTOL, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Bristol studying wild dwarf mongooses have provided insight into … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: discovery on how cells rebuild after division could have major implications for understanding cancer and degeneration

BRISTOL, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Bristol research has revealed how cells rebuild their nucleus and organise their genome when they divide – a discovery which could have major implications for understanding cancer and degeneration. When cells divide, they need … Read the full press release

New research challenge the interpretation of data suggesting that wild gorillas acquire food cleaning primarily by learning from others

BIRMINGHAM, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Birmingham, University of Tübingen and University of St. Andrews have suggested that gorillas are capable of learning food cleaning behaviours without having to witness it in others first. Though the authors … Read the full press release

Chemistry laureate Professor Jacques Dubochet to hold a lecture at Umeå University on Wednesday 13 December

Umeå, Sweden, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Jacques Dubochet, one of this year’s three Nobel laureates in Chemistry, is visiting Umeå University on Wednesday 13 December to hold a lecture on his revolutionising research. Together with Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson, … Read the full press release

University of Zurich researchers awarded ERC Consolidator Grants

ZURICH, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two researchers from the University of Zurich have been awarded lucrative Consolidator Grants: The European Research Council has awarded funds to Prof. Daniel Moeckli, whose research focuses on the interplay between people’s sovereignty and the rule … Read the full press release

ETH researchers developed biocompatible ink for 3D printing using living bacteria

ZURICH, 04-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ETH researchers have developed a biocompatible ink for 3D printing using living bacteria. This makes it possible to produce biological materials capable of breaking down toxic substances or producing high-purity cellulose for biomedical applications. There will … Read the full press release

St Andrews and Newcastle Universities: breakthrough in catalysis research could lead to clean diesel engine technology

Fife, Scotland, 04-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A breakthrough in catalysis research by academics at the Universities of St Andrews and Newcastle could lead to the development of clean diesel engine technology and help combat air pollution. Catalysis is an important process … Read the full press release

TU Delft: 3D printing alternative that allows the final products to have many more functionalities

Delft, Netherlands, 01-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding (origami), researchers at TU Delft are developing an alternative to 3D printing that allows the final products to have many more functionalities than what is possible … Read the full press release

TU Delft: Radar technology in space can be used to measure how ‘thirsty’ plants and crops are

Delft, Netherlands, 01-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Radar technology in space can be used to measure how ‘thirsty’ plants and crops are. This could play a key role in improving our understanding of how ecosystems and the water and carbon cycles interrelate. … Read the full press release

TU Delft: Professor Ronald Hanson awarded EUR 1.63 million ERC Consolidator Grant for his ‘QNETWORK’-project

Professor Ronald Hanson has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant of 1.63 million euros for his ‘QNETWORK’-project. Hanson plans to realize the first multi-node network based on quantum entangled links. Delft, Netherlands, 01-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The QNETWORK project, that is … Read the full press release

200 healthcare decision-makers gather to address the looming challenges of cost, access and sustainability in the coming wave of high-value medicines

LONDON, 01-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On December 5-6, 2017, 200 high-level experts from government, academia, biopharmaceutical developers and patient organisations convene in London (UK) to address the mounting challenge of accessibility and patient access to high-value, high-cost medical therapies. The … Read the full press release

Capgemini to develop a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Center of Excellence (CoE) for UK Gov

PARIS/LONDON, 30-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini has announced a two-year agreement with the UK Cabinet Office to develop a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Center of Excellence (CoE). The CoE, which is now up and running, will help to accelerate the take-up of … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer-Alumni-Summit 2017 in Stuttgart: Programmierbare Materialien forschungsprojekte

München, 29-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Am 24. November 2017 fand der diesjährige Fraunhofer-Alumni-Summit mit Unterstützung des Verbundes MATERIALS in Stuttgart statt. Auf dem Programm standen spannende Vorträge und Spitzengespräche, unter anderem mit Fraunhofer-Vorstand Prof. Georg Rosenfeld und Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Vorstandsvorsitzender … Read the full press release

Borealis, Johannes Kepler University (JKU) launch scholarship to help asylum applicants and beneficiaries to commence university studies

The success of integration is largely dependent upon education and training, and therefore within the refugee initiative of the same name, Borealis and the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Linz, Austria have instituted the joint “MORE” project, which is intended … Read the full press release

Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns marked the launch of UK Government’s Modern Industrial Strategy at the Airbus Campus in Newport

LONDON, 28-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Welsh Secretary launches Industrial Strategy at Airbus’ Newport Campus UK Government publishes its vision for a modern Industrial Strategy. Welsh Secretary marks launch during visit to Airbus’ Newport Campus Industrial Strategy to drive growth across the whole … Read the full press release

Ellen MacArthur Foundation, International Baccalaureate and UWC: Exploring a complexity module for the IB Diploma Programme

Isle of Wight, UK, 27-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In collaboration with the International Baccalaureate and UWC (United World Colleges), the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has published a new resource – ’Exploring a complexity module for the IB Diploma Programme’. This module highlights the importance of complexity … Read the full press release

LeasePlan holds hackathon with students from Delft University of Technology to develop innovative autonomous vehicle fleet management solutions

AMSTERDAM, 24-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LeasePlan Corporation N.V., a global leader in fleet management, will today hold a hackathon with 30 hand-picked students from Delft University of Technology. The aim is to bring together the brightest minds in industrial engineering, technology … Read the full press release

GSI receives green light for continuing radon therapy research with €4 million funding

Darmstadt, GERMANY, 24-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A multi-year research project led by the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung has been investigating the anti-inflammatory therapeutic effect, as well as the risks, of treatment with the inert gas radon. The project has now received … Read the full press release

FAIR: Professor Gerhard Kraft recognised for his outstanding achievements in the fields of cancer research and heavy ion therapy

Darmstadt, GERMANY, 24-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Gerhard Kraft, the former Head of the Biophysics department of GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, has been named the Honorary President of the European Radiation Research Society (ERRS). Gerhard Kraft initiated the use of ion … Read the full press release

Six new Perspectief programmes given green light by NWO, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

The HAGUE, 22-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the coming years almost a hundred researchers are going to develop innovative technologies together with industry and social organisations. That will happen in six new Perspectief programmes, which have been given the green … Read the full press release