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NOVA External Ventures launches new web site at nova-saint-gobain.com

Courbevoie, France, 23-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain continues to work closely with external stakeholders in line with its commitment to open innovation. Since its creation in 2006, NOVA External Ventures has helped the Group’s businesses create nearly 80 partnerships with startups, … Read the full press release

Final round of BeyondConventions gets underway at the thyssenkrupp Quarter in Essen

ESSEN, 21-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The final round of BeyondConventions gets underway at the thyssenkrupp Quarter, Essen today. Under the BeyondConventions format, large German corporations are seeking start-up partners for their digital challenges. thyssenkrupp, innogy, Open Grid Europe, Schacht One … Read the full press release

New American Bidet Beats French Bidet: So-Kleen Innovations Inc. Launches The American Bidet — A Huge Improvement Over The European French Bidet

An Affordable, Convenient Toilet Enhancement For Superior Cleansing, Comfort & Toilet Hygiene VANCOUVER, British Columbia, 20-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “It’s time to always be clean,” say the founders of So-Kleen Innovations, and the American Bidet is set to make attaining that … Read the full press release

Le nouveau bidet américain bat le bidet français : So-Kleen Innovations Inc. lance l’American Bidet – Une amélioration énorme par rapport à la Bidet française européenne

Une plus abordable et pratique des toilettes pour une hygiène, un confort et un nettoyage supérieur VANCOUVER, British Columbia, 20-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — « Il est temps d’être toujours propre », affirment les fondateurs de So-Kleen Innovations, et les membres de l’American Bidet … Read the full press release

STFC: Marine start-up AutoNaut developed unmanned surface vessel propelled entirely by the waves, with zero carbon emissions

SWINDON, 14-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Advances in ocean monitoring are providing more insights about our seas and environment than ever before, from marine life, to sea temperatures, pollution and weather. However data collection can be expensive – fuel, maintenance and manpower … Read the full press release

STFC: Higgs Centre for Innovation at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh now open for applications from start-ups

SWINDON, 13-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) flagship new business innovation centre – which will bring together the best of academia and industry – is now welcoming applications from start-up companies. The recently-completed Higgs Centre for Innovation at … Read the full press release

Agro Innovation Lab by BayWa AG and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG: 265 start-ups from 61 countries applied to take part in the Acceleration Programme 2017

AIL Acceleration Programme of BayWa and RWA MUNICH, 12-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The five-month Acceleration Programme 2017 of the Agro Innovation Lab (AIL) ended yesterday evening with the Demo Days in Vienna. The six winning start-ups of this year’s round of … Read the full press release

London Stock Exchange Group’s SME support programme ELITE launches in Saudi Arabia

ELITE and Monsha’at (Saudi Small & Medium Enterprises Authority) partner to launch business support & capital raising programme in Saudi Arabia   First ELITE partnership in the Middle East, following launches in Brazil and China in 2017 Kingdom unveils first group … Read the full press release

RCH Group to Showcase Innovative Selling Solutions at EuroCIS

TREVISO, Italy, 05-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Technology plays a crucial role in the modern world of retail, affecting all areas of the sales cycle from inventory management right through to pricing and customer experience. EuroCIS is the leading trade fair for … Read the full press release

Dutch development bank FMO to support Argentina’s micro and small-to-medium sized enterprises (MSMEs)

THE HAGUE, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Banco Comafi has received a US$20 million investment from the Dutch development bank FMO to support Argentina’s new business sector in line with pro-market reforms implemented by the country’s elected government. The bank is the first Argentinian lender … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU support Tunisian ‘micro-entrepreneurs’

Microcred loans benefit 1,000 micro-sized firms LONDON, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kawther Bedhiaf’s professional dream started when she was a child in the Tunisian countryside. “I grew up in a town called Hedra, close to the mountains. Being surrounded by beautiful nature inspired … Read the full press release

RCH Group Expands European Operations

Opens regional headquarters in Austria to support growing customer base Treviso, ITALY, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — RCH Group SpA, a provider of advanced point of sale systems for the retail, food and beverage, and the public administration sector, today announced the … Read the full press release

FMO, OFID and OeEB sign USD 67.5 million syndicated loan to Lebanon and Gulf Bank (LGB BANK) for SMEs

THE HAGUE, 02-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The three development banks signed a USD 67.5 million loan to Lebanon and Gulf Bank (LGB BANK). In addition to the USD 32.5 million provided by FMO, OFID (the OPEC Fund for International Development) … Read the full press release

EBRD finances a local bakery in Turkmenistan

Datly Sherbet to make biscuits and confectionery for local market and export LONDON, 29-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is continuing to finance small businesses in Turkmenistan, where the development of private enterprise is a focus of the Bank’s investment strategy, with … Read the full press release

Barclays Corporate Banking launches suite of Green Finance products to help its clients fund more sustainable projects

Green Corporate Banking products including loans, deposits, asset finance and innovation finance set to hit the market Product eligibility backed by Barclays’ industry-leading Green Product Framework, developed with Sustainalytics Move builds on success of recent €500m green bond, the first … 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

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

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

EBRD to provide US$ 100 million loan to National Bank for Foreign Economic Activity of Uzbekistan (NBU) in support of SMEs

Financing to support small local businesses and stimulate trade LONDON, 10-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Demonstrating the EBRD’s return to active support in Uzbekistan, the Bank is providing a major boost to local small and medium-sized businesses in the country, as well as … Read the full press release

99X Technology drives digital disruption at Webdagene 2017 Oslo

Oslo, Norway, 25-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading software product engineering specialist 99X Technology recently showcased at Webdagene 2017, Scandinavia’s largest customer experience conference, organized by Netlife Design Norway. The show which housed over 15 Exhibitors and entertained more than 1,000 … Read the full press release

NIB, Sparebank 1 SR-Bank to finance investments and environmental projects of SMEs in Norway

HELSINKI, 23-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB and Norway’s Sparebank 1 SR-Bank ASA have signed a six-year loan programme totaling EUR 120 million to finance investments and environmental projects for the country’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and small mid-caps. The projects to be funded … Read the full press release

EBN: Startups and SMEs in green economy, smart cities, social inclusivity invited to apply for HORIZON 2020 SME INSTRUMENT

BRUSSELS, 18-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SMEs and startups both in the early stage of development (Phase 1) and more mature ones (Phase 2), working in the field of green economy, smart cities, social inclusivity and others,  are invited to apply to HORIZON … Read the full press release

Agro Innovation Lab (AIL) selected the six best start-ups for this year’s acceleration programme

The six best start-ups for 2017 have been decided MUNICH, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Agro Innovation Lab (AIL), a joint innovation platform of BayWa AG and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG, has selected the six best start-ups for this year’s acceleration … Read the full press release

EBRD, EU and the UN FAO to help wool and cashmere production in Mongolia

From goat to cashmere coat LONDON, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mongolia’s grasslands are an ideal playground for several million cashmere goats, sheep and yaks. Their world-renown wool means big business: it provides an income for around 400,000 herders, so it should … Read the full press release

Online retail is the key driver for the German retail sector in 2017

Frankfurt am Main, 04-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The German retail sector has visibly lifted its sales forecast for 2017, up from 2% to 3%. The key driver is online retail, along with the currently very consumer-friendly economic environment in Germany, which … Read the full press release

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) opens office in Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria team will have major focus on development of small enterprises LONDON, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has stepped up its support for the economic development of Egypt, with the opening of an office in … Read the full press release

Airbus, HAX launch four-month accelerator programme for urban air mobility in Shenzhen, China

Industry leaders join forces to accelerate innovation and shape the future of urban air mobility TOULOUSE, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus, a global leader in aeronautics, defence & space and related services, and HAX, the world’s most active early stage … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO launches new initiative for SMEs looking for a loan entirely online

AMSTERDAM, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Starting today, SMEs looking for a loan online can go to New10, an initiative of ABN AMRO. New10 lets them know within 15 minutes whether they qualify for a loan and under what terms and conditions. … Read the full press release