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University of Dundee ranked top in UK for Forensic Science in the 2019 edition of the Complete University Guide league tables

Dundee, UK, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Dundee has been ranked top in the United Kingdom for Forensic Science in the 2019 edition of the Complete University Guide league tables. Dundee also ranked 6th in the UK and top … Read the full press release

Aalborg University: plastic grid can increase the efficiency of an air-cooled fuel cell stack by over 30 percent

A plastic grid that costs less than a dollar to produce can increase the efficiency of an air-cooled fuel cell stack by over 30 percent, as demonstrated by research from Aalborg University Aalborg, Denmark, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — TurbuGrid is the … Read the full press release

Electrolux and AIESEC to mobilize youth for global volunteering projects in support of the UN SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production

STOCKHOLM, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Electrolux and AIESEC today announced a joint initiative to mobilize youth for global volunteering projects in communities around the world, in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 12, Responsible consumption and production. Electrolux and … Read the full press release

Accenture Report: nearly all manufacturers are experimenting with artificial intelligence (AI)

However, while nearly all manufacturers are experimenting with AI, only a select few are reinventing products with AI at scale; Data quality and security remain challenges to AI adoption HANNOVER MESSE, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The vast majority of manufacturers … Read the full press release

Koninklijke Philips N.V.: successful pricing of EUR 500 million fixed rate notes due 2024 and EUR 500 million fixed rate notes due 2028

AMSTERDAM, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Koninklijke Philips N.V. (“Royal Philips”) (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the successful pricing of its issue of EUR 500 million fixed rate notes due 2024 and EUR 500 million … Read the full press release

Royal Philips to help parents take charge of their children’s asthma and allergy symptoms through awareness initiatives in more than 20 countries worldwide

Company opens new pollen measurement station at its Drachten innovation center in the Netherlands AMSTERDAM, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — This World Allergy Week (April 22 – 28) and World Asthma Day (May 1), Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in … Read the full press release

Jean-Clément Soret of Technicolor London won a BAFTA Television Craft Award in the Special, Visual & Graphic Effects category

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, 25-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The win comes in the Special, Visual & Graphic Effects category for grading the season four episode ‘Metalhead’ of the acclaimed Netflix anthology series. In winning the award, Soret says Black Mirror team recognizes the greater impact … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: Changes in the circulation of the North Pacific Ocean about 15,000 years ago ended the last Ice Age

Fife, Scotland, 25-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Changes in the circulation of the North Pacific Ocean about 15,000 years ago released large amounts of CO2 to the atmosphere, helping warm the planet and end the last Ice Age, according to research by … Read the full press release

The Complete University Guide 2019 ranks The University of St Andrews top in Scotland

Fife, Scotland, 25-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of St Andrews is top in Scotland and one of the five leading universities in the UK, according to a new league table to be published today (Wednesday 25 April 2018). The Complete … Read the full press release

Chinese Patent Office issued patent for Merck’s CRISPR technology used in a genomic-integration method for eukaryotic cells

Merck today (23 APR 2018) announced that the Chinese Patent Office has issued a notice granting Merck’s patent application for the company’s CRISPR technology used in a genomic-integration method for eukaryotic cells. Patent in China covers integration of an external … Read the full press release

Heinrich Heine University, Henkel: milestone based on the Phenion® skin model has been reached in skin ageing research

Phenion: An innovative testing system for skin ageing research Düsseldorf, Germany, 24-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Phenion® Full Thickness Skin Model developed by Henkel scientists is e.g. known, for its application in the “3D Skin Comet assay”. This validated method allows the … Read the full press release

TU Delft: Researchers created an artificial DNA blueprint for the replication of DNA in a cell-like structure

Researchers at Delft University of Technology, in collaboration with colleagues at the Autonomous University of Madrid, have created an artificial DNA blueprint for the replication of DNA in a cell-like structure. Creating such a complex biological module is an important … Read the full press release

Capgemini named the Regional Partner of the Year by SAS for France, Benelux, UK, DACH, Nordics and Russia

Capgemini is recognized for its joint initiatives on fraud analytics, GDPR and operational analytics PARIS, 24-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini announced today that it has been named the Regional Partner of the Year by SAS for the North and West EMEA region … Read the full press release

ALLPLAN unveils powerful solution for the parametric modeling of bridges

Intuitive and time-saving creation of parametric bridge models Total freedom of geometric design of the bridge Design modifications implemented in minutes instead of days MUNICH, 23-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ALLPLAN, an international provider of open solutions for Building Information Modeling (BIM), … Read the full press release

The World Photography Organisation named the winners of the prestigious 2018 Sony World Photography Awards at a London ceremony

British artist Alys Tomlinson named Photographer of the Year 10 Professional category winners and finalists revealed Overall Open, Youth and Student winners announced Images available at www.worldphoto.org/press Weybridge, United Kingdom, 23-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The World Photography Organisation today names the overall winners … Read the full press release

Football legend Rio Ferdinand the new ambassador for Panasonic Grooming’s upcoming #PlayWithStyle campaign

Berkshire, UK, 23-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Panasonic Grooming has unveiled football legend Rio Ferdinand as the new ambassador for its upcoming #PlayWithStyle campaign. With a recent study revealing that four out of five men (81%)[1] said looking great before an important event … Read the full press release

WEF: EarthTime combines dramatic images from space with expert analysis of how humans are changing the planet

New website EarthTime, to launch on World Earth Day (22 April), combines NASA satellite imagery with over 300 free, open-source geospatial datasets to show humanity’s impact on the planet EarthTime uses experts to track and connect patterns between a range of topics from deforestation … Read the full press release

Gemalto to produce the next generation of British passports and associated services

LONDON, 23-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announces it has won an open tender with the Home Office, acting through Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO), for the production of the next generation of British passports … Read the full press release

The Alliance of Science Organisations welcomes the European Commission’s initiative to open the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

The Alliance of Science Organisations comments upon the European Commission’s initiative to establish a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). MUNICH, 20-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Alliance of Science Organisations generally welcomes the Commission’s initiative and sees potential positive effects of an … Read the full press release

exceet Card AG further strengthens its portfolio with Infineon’s SECORA™ Pay security solutions

Joint press release by exceet Card AG and Infineon Technologies AG MUNICH, 20-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — exceet Card AG is further strengthening its portfolio with SECORA™ Pay security solutions from Infineon Technologies AG. Card manufacturers can easily integrate them thanks … Read the full press release

Voith unveils new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform OnCumulus

Secure and modular IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) platform asstructured data hub for digitalization Based on open source and highly standardized technologies Further value through first proven industry applications Value-driven intelligence for companies in industrialenvironments Heidenheim, Germany, 20-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

UK Department for International Trade seeks innovative UK businesses for the UK’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox is urging innovative UK businesses to seize the opportunities at Expo 2020 Dubai. LONDON 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Fox announced that the Department for International Trade (DIT) is looking for an innovative, award-winning design concept … Read the full press release

UK Prime Minister announces £15 million to help Commonwealth countries strengthen their cyber security capabilities

PM commits up to £15 million on eve of the world’s largest inter-governmental commitment on cyber security cooperation. LONDON, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The UK Prime Minister will today announce up to £15 million to help Commonwealth countries strengthen their cyber security … Read the full press release

Shortlisted finalists for the 2018 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition announced

The shortlisted finalists for the 2018 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition have been announced (see box below for full list). LONDON, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Twelve finalists will compete to be named Innovator of the Year 2018 at The Mermaid … Read the full press release

KTH researchers produced microparticles with encapsulated cells that can be used as implants to fight cancer, diabetes or heart disease

STOCKHOLM, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — One way that cancer may be fought in the future is with micro-sized capsules containing living cells engineered to secrete toxins that attack cancer cells. Although the science of cell micro-encapsulation has yet to overcome certain … Read the full press release

PwC expands its collaboration with Microsoft to include a cybersecurity focus

PwC evolves business relationship with Microsoft to focus on specific cybersecurity offerings and strategy New York, NY, USA, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — PwC today announced an expansion of its collaboration with Microsoft to include a cybersecurity focus. The evolution pairs … Read the full press release

Henkel introduces the world’s first IoT electrical diffusor against mosquitoes in Europe

Expanding our portfolio of smart home applications Düsseldorf, Germany, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Building on its launch in the South Korean market 2017, Henkel is now introducing the world’s first Internet of Things (IoT) electrical diffusor against mosquitoes to selected European … Read the full press release

NORMA Group to acquire leading Indian manufacturer of joining technology made of thermoplastic materials

Maintal, Germany, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — To further expand its market position in the water management business, NORMA Group signed an agreement to acquire Kimplas Piping Systems Ltd. (“Kimplas”) on April 6, 2018. Kimplas is a leading Indian manufacturer of … Read the full press release

NWO: This year’s ‘Physics with Industry’ workshop will be held in Lorentz Center in Leiden from 26 to 30 November 2018

The HAGUE, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Companies and social organizations are invited to submit a real-world problem for consideration by the annual Physics with Industry workshop before 1 June 2018. This year’s ‘Physics with Industry‘ workshop will be held from 26 … Read the full press release

NWO awards funding to ten proposals in the National Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure

THE HAGUE, 16-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The NWO executive board has awarded funding to ten proposals in the National Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure. The total amount granted is 138 million euros. Today the Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid … Read the full press release