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Small Business Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Credit Suisse holds the first-ever Swiss-wide day dedicated to the entrepreneurship

ZURICH, 20-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse is today commemorating the 200th anniversary the birth of Alfred Escher. What Alfred Escher has achieved back in the 19th century continues to have a lasting impact on Switzerland as an economic center to … Read the full press release

Mono Solutions launches a new interface to drive the ultimate do-it-with-me (DIWM) experience

COPENHAGEN, 14-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Mono Solutions is proud to launch a completely new platform interface that will dramatically improve the overall user experience for even faster, easier and more efficient website production, as well as enable a true do-it-with-me (DIWM) … 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

US Chambers of Commerce Global IP index: UK has one of the most sophisticated intellectual property (IP) environments in the world

LONDON, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest US Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Index has just been published and UK, again, comes 2nd in the ranking. The US Chambers of Commerce Global IP index compares 50 jurisdictions globally and looks into factors … Read the full press release

RCH Group to Showcase Integrated Selling Solutions at EuroCIS

Innovative POS and cash management systems for stationary or mobile use TREVISO, Italy, 4-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Technology never sleeps – and neither will RCH Group SpA as it returns to EuroCIS 2019, the leading Trade Fair for Retail Technology, which … Read the full press release

Mono and bfound partner to expand digital offerings for small businesses in the Middle East

COPENHAGEN, 31-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Mono Solutions is proud to announce our partnership with bfound, a provider of digital marketing solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the Middle East. The partnership provides bfound with the technology to provide … 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

Bertelsmann: Digitalization and purchasing power are on a steady increase in many African countries; we are taking part in Partech Africa fund

Strategic expansion of growth activities in Africa Participation in Partech Africa fund with focus on tech sector Fund aims for investment volume of around €100 million GÜTERSLOH, 24-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bertelsmann continues to expand its activities in Africa. The international … Read the full press release

Mono helps Fonecta strengthen their digital presence offering for SMBs

COPENHAGEN, 16-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Mono Solutions is pleased to announce our newest partnership with Fonecta, the largest digital marketing service provider in Finland. Fonecta was searching for an advanced Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform to strengthen and renew their suite of digital … Read the full press release

KfW Research: there are currently 154,000 ‘young’ social entrepreneurs in Germany at the helm of 108,000 businesses

KfW Research presents first study about young social entrepreneurs For 154,000 social entrepreneurs, social contribution matters more than earning an income Social entrepreneurs start up more often with new-to-market and technological innovations than the average They are more likely to … 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

Arriva Designflows, la prima competizione di mobile design in Italia

Parte Designflows, la prima competizione di mobile design in Italia, sponsorizzata dal primo app developer d’Europa MILAN, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sono aperte le iscrizioni a Designflows, la prima gara di mobile UI design in Italia, con un montepremi complessivo pari … Read the full press release

Farming by Satellite Prize is won by Teagasc from Ireland

LONDON, 07-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The 4th Farming by Satellite Prize, promoting the use of satellite technologies in agriculture, was decided on Wednesday 5th December at EU Space Week in Marseille. The overall winner of €5,000 was team Teagasc from Dublin, … Read the full press release

EBRD loans EUR 5 million to Enda Tamweel, the largest microfinance institution in Tunisia

EBRD signs a €5 million (TND 17 million) loan with Enda Tamweel for its disbursement to Tunisian MSMEs Local currency financing will support lending to local MSMEs Only 15 per cent of MSMEs in the country have bank loans LONDON, 07-12-2018 … Read the full press release

The best chemical start-up of 2018 Sponsh develops a temperature-sensitive textile which produces water from the air

EINDHOVEN, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sponsh, an Eindhoven University of Technology spin-off that develops a temperature-sensitive textile which produces water from the air, has been voted the best chemical start-up of 2018. It is the third consecutive year that a TU/e … Read the full press release

Stora Enso and Sulapac to launch demo for sustainable drinking straws at Slush 2018

HELSINKI, 05-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stora Enso and Sulapac continue to combat the global problem of plastic waste by launching a demo for sustainable drinking straws at Slush 2018, a leading startup event that gathers 20 000 tech enthusiasts from around … Read the full press release

QBE further expands SME product distribution by launching Office insurance on Open GI’s commercial platform, Powerplace

Business insurance specialist QBE has further expanded its SME product distribution by launching Office insurance on Open GI’s commercial platform, Powerplace. WORCESTER, 27-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The launch will see the product available across all Open GI broker platforms including Mobius … Read the full press release

BASF seeks startups in HR, Performance Materials, Sales and Smart Surface for joint projects

Start-ups worldwide can apply with their solutions Up to €100,000 budget will be allocated in pilot projects The best solutions are rolled out across the company Ludwigshafen, Germany, 22-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF is breaking new ground in the field … Read the full press release

AIB Brexit Sentiment Index for Q3 2018: 63% of Irish SMEs believed Brexit would have a negative impact on their business

22% of businesses who had plans to invest in or expand their business have postponed/cancelled those plans, with 20% reviewing their plans (ROI) 7% of ROI SMEs have postponed bank borrowing for capital investment, while 18% say their working capital … 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

OEMs Hold 90% Share of Automotive Switches Sales Channel, Finds Fact.MR

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 01-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ – Fact.MR, a leading research firm that tracks niche markets across 150 countries globally, has launched a new research report that delivers in-depth analysis on the global trends influencing the automotive switches market. The … Read the full press release

Fact.MR Study Finds Contractor Preference Shifting from Skid Steers to Compact Track Loaders in Lucrative Markets

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR, a leading research firm that tracks markets across 150 countries, has recently announced the launch of its study that provides a scrutinized analysis on compact track loader market. This study is an … Read the full press release

Fact.MR Study Finds Global Demand for Crawler Cranes to Reach 3,648 Units in 2018, Greater China Leads with 30% Share

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 25-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR recently announced the launch of its report that provides detailed assessment on the crawler cranes market. A comprehensive analysis has been offered on the key factors that are likely to shape the crawler … Read the full press release

Fact.MR Study Shows Declining Demand for Tilapia in US Offset by Encouraging Gains in Domestic Markets

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 23-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR, a leading research firm that tracks markets in over 150 countries, announces the launch of its recent study that offers an in-depth analysis on the global tilapia trade. The 170-page report is a … Read the full press release

Europe Bicycle Parking Racks Market Driven by Consumer Focus on Sustainability and Carbon Consciousness

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 17-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Investment in bicycle parking racks in Europe is surging at a brisk pace, with a new Fact.MR study valuing the Europe bicycle parking rack market at around US$ 850 million in 2018. According to … Read the full press release

Schroders invests in Qwil Messenger, the first fintech start-up to join its Cobalt programme

Schroders is pleased to announce it has taken a minority stake in Qwil Messenger, the first fintech start-up to have joined its global in-residence programme. LONDON, 12-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Qwil Messenger – a safe and compliant chat platform which enables … Read the full press release

KfW Entrepreneurs’ Award 2018 winners announced

The 16 regional winners have been selected Awards presented to successful entrepreneurs who have expanded their business Awards ceremony held at the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy in Berlin on 11 October 2018 Total prize fund of … Read the full press release

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking launches Global Markets Incubator for market-dedicated Fintechs

PARIS, 02-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With this launch, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) adopts a pioneering approach in incubation for start-ups specialising in market activities, while strengthening its support to the Fintech ecosystem. The selected Fintechs will … Read the full press release

FMO closes USD 15 million loan for Bancop to support job creation by productive SMEs in Paraguay

The HAGUE, 27-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — FMO has closed a USD 15 million loan for Banco Para la Comercialización y la Producción, Bancop S.A. (“Bancop”) in Paraguay, to support job creation by productive SMEs. Bancop is a member of the … Read the full press release

London Stock Exchange Group celebrates Europe’s most dynamic and fastest growing SMEs in its ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe 2018’ report

Report demonstrates vital importance of high-growth small and medium sized companies (SMEs) to future European economic growth, innovation and job creation Report is part of broader LSEG support for European high-growth companies, including leading international growth market AIM and business … Read the full press release