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Surprising Discovery: Excited Electrons Straighten Perovskite Nanocrystals

(IN BRIEF) Researchers from ETH Zurich, Empa, and Stanford University have made a remarkable discovery that excited electrons can straighten the crystal lattice of perovskite nanocrystals, increasing their symmetry rather than causing disorder. This unexpected finding could pave the way … Read the full press release

ABP Acquires Key Land Parcel for Future-Proofing Humber Ports and Business Growth

(IN BRIEF) Associated British Ports (ABP) has taken a significant step in its property strategy by acquiring the freehold of a 227.5-acre site known as Stallingborough Interchange. This acquisition underscores ABP’s commitment to expanding its commercial port opportunities, encompassing automotive, … Read the full press release

Terna Achieves Historic Fourth Consecutive Top Spot in Webranking Europe 500 for Digital Communication Excellence

(IN BRIEF) Italian power grid operator Terna, under the leadership of Giuseppina Di Foggia, has achieved an unprecedented feat by ranking first in the 2023-2024 edition of “Webranking Europe 500,” a prestigious continental ranking that evaluates the quality and transparency … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut’s Sweet Success: One Year of Chocolate Manufacturing in Casablanca, Morocco

(IN BRIEF) Barry Callebaut, a prominent chocolate manufacturer, has celebrated the one-year anniversary of its chocolate and compound factory in Casablanca, Morocco. The factory, established in partnership with Attelli SARL, has become a hub for manufacturing excellence and innovation in … Read the full press release

Roche to Acquire Carmot Therapeutics for USD 2.7 Billion, Expanding Its Portfolio in Obesity Treatment

(IN BRIEF) Roche, a leading pharmaceutical company, has announced its definitive merger agreement to acquire Carmot Therapeutics, a privately owned US-based company specializing in obesity treatment and related metabolic diseases. The acquisition includes Carmot’s portfolio of clinical stage subcutaneous and … Read the full press release

BT Group and AbilityNet Host ‘The 12 Scams of Christmas’ Webinar to Safeguard Online Users During the Festive Season

(IN BRIEF) BT Group, in collaboration with the charity AbilityNet, is calling on individuals to participate in “The 12 Scams of Christmas” webinar, a crucial initiative aimed at enhancing online safety during the holiday season. With scammers frequently targeting vulnerable … Read the full press release

Thales Completes Early Acquisition of Imperva, Creating Global Cybersecurity Leader

(IN BRIEF) Thales, the global technology company, has successfully completed the acquisition of Imperva ahead of schedule, marking a significant milestone in the company’s cybersecurity expansion plans. The acquisition positions Thales as a worldwide leader in cybersecurity, with a team … Read the full press release

KPN Expands Fiber Network Coverage with Acquisition of Kabeltex

(IN BRIEF) On November 30, 2023, KPN finalized its acquisition of Kabeltex, a company owning fiber networks and functioning as an internet service provider in Texel and the northern region of North Holland. Kabeltex boasts full fiber coverage on Texel … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Successfully Launches Cutting-Edge Fiberline and Lime Kiln Plant in China

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully initiated operations at a cutting-edge fiberline and lime kiln plant located within Nanning Sun Paper’s pulp and paper mill in Guangxi Province, China. This achievement marks a significant milestone for the project, … Read the full press release

Airbus Begins Production of Galileo Second Generation Satellites in Germany

(IN BRIEF) Airbus has commenced full-scale production of the Galileo Second Generation (G2) satellites at its facility in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The first satellite flight model structure has arrived from Beyond Gravity in Zurich and will undergo final integration and testing … Read the full press release

Vestas Secures 46 MW Repowering Order for Eurus Kamaishi Wind Farm in Japan

(IN BRIEF) Vestas, a leading wind turbine manufacturer, has received a repowering order from Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation for the Eurus Kamaishi Wind Farm in Japan’s Iwate prefecture. The 46 MW order includes the supply and installation supervision of 11 … Read the full press release

Arkema Expands its Portfolio with 54% Stake Acquisition in PI Advanced Materials

(IN BRIEF) Arkema has completed the acquisition of a 54% stake in PI Advanced Materials (PIAM), a South Korean company specializing in polyimide films for advanced electronics and electric mobility markets. PIAM holds a dominant global market share of over … Read the full press release

Bentley Completes Global Relay to Celebrate 20 Years of the Continental GT

(IN BRIEF) Bentley has successfully completed a unique global relay to mark the 20th anniversary of the Continental GT, culminating in the arrival of a specially-made 20th-anniversary baton in Crewe. The relay spanned multiple continents, visiting 20 journalists and content … Read the full press release

EU-Catalyst Partnership Announces €240 Million Investment in Groundbreaking Green Tech Projects

(IN BRIEF) At COP28 in Dubai, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Bill Gates, Founder of Breakthrough Energy, and European Investment Bank President Werner Hoyer revealed the first two European projects selected for support through the EU-Catalyst partnership: Ørsted’s FlagshipONE … Read the full press release

Leading Institutions Join VINCI in Fourth Cycle of Environmental Research

(IN BRIEF) VINCI, in partnership with AgroParisTech, Mines Paris-PSL, and École des Ponts ParisTech, has renewed its commitment to environmental research with a budget of €6 million until 2028. The collaboration aims to address key environmental challenges, including energy efficiency … Read the full press release

France’s Textile Recycling Revolution: Nouvelles Fibres Textiles Launches Automated Plant

(IN BRIEF) Nouvelles Fibres Textiles, in partnership with Pellenc ST and ANDRITZ, has inaugurated France’s first automated textile recycling plant. This pioneering facility, launched on November 30, 2023, marks a significant step toward a circular economy for textiles. The plant’s … Read the full press release

Eppendorf’s BioBased Lab Consumables Offer Sustainable Alternatives Powered by Neste

(IN BRIEF) Eppendorf, a laboratory equipment manufacturer, has partnered with Neste, a renewable solutions company, to create Eppendorf Consumables BioBased, a line of lab consumables made from 100% renewable raw materials. These products, including tubes and pipette tips, offer a … Read the full press release

German Navy’s NH90 Sea Tiger Helicopter Successfully Takes Maiden Flight

(IN BRIEF) In a significant milestone, the NH90 Sea Tiger, destined for the German Navy’s shipborne operations, has completed its inaugural flight at Airbus Helicopters’ Donauwörth site in Germany. This achievement marks a crucial step forward as Airbus Helicopters proceeds … Read the full press release

Nierstichting and NWO Partner to Advance Kidney Transplant Survival

(IN BRIEF) Despite technological advancements, the long-term survival of transplanted kidneys has seen little improvement in the past two decades, with approximately 40% of transplanted kidneys being rejected within ten years. In response, the Nierstichting and NWO are collaborating in … Read the full press release

Marcel Levi Re-elected Vice-President on the Renewed Board of Science Europe

(IN BRIEF) Marcel Levi, NWO board chair, has been re-elected as vice-president on the newly constituted board of Science Europe, a European partnership of research funders and performers. His two-year term will extend until November 2025. Levi was previously a … Read the full press release

Irizar e-mobility Utilizes Recycled Aluminium Produced with Green Hydrogen in Electric Buses

(IN BRIEF) Irizar e-mobility, a Spanish electric vehicle manufacturer, has become the first company to incorporate recycled aluminium produced using green hydrogen into their products. Hydro Extrusions, their supplier, produced the recycled aluminium in Navarra, Spain, using green hydrogen, which … Read the full press release

GTT and COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Ink Deal for Offshore LNG Technology Construction

(IN BRIEF) Paris-based GTT has entered into a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA) with COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore, a subsidiary of China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited. Under this agreement, COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore gains the rights to construct GTT’s … Read the full press release

EBRD Approves New Strategy Focusing on Sustainable Mining for Green and Digital Transition

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has unveiled a new mining sector strategy outlining its priorities until 2029. Recognizing the mining industry’s pivotal role in developing environmentally friendly economies in line with the Paris Agreement, the … Read the full press release

CASA SEAT’s Magic Days Offer a Whimsical Christmas Experience for Families

(IN BRIEF) CASA SEAT has transformed into a festive Christmas village for its Magic Days event, offering a holiday experience for families. The display includes intricate decorations made from sweets and pastries by pastry chef Christian Escribà, a virtual reality … Read the full press release

Vodafone’s EasyTech Stores Redefine Retail with Tech Innovation in Romania

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone Romania has introduced a new type of concept store called EasyTech, designed to enhance the customer experience and offer a wide range of technology products. The first EasyTech store opened in Bucharest, featuring product displays, sales offices, … Read the full press release

NIR Spectroscopy Breakthrough: Smartphone Module Reveals ‘Invisible’ Health Biomarkers

(IN BRIEF) A groundbreaking miniaturized spectroscopy module has been created through a partnership between trinamiX, LUMILEDS, and VIAVI Solutions. Designed to run on Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 reference design, the module brings near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to smartphones. This … Read the full press release

Secure Cloud Expansion: T-Systems and Google Cloud Offer Disconnected Hosting in Germany

(IN BRIEF) T-Systems is partnering with Google Cloud to offer Google Distributed Cloud Hosted (GDC Hosted) in Germany, catering to customers with strict data sovereignty needs. GDC Hosted is a disconnected cloud solution, operating on physically isolated servers to ensure … Read the full press release

DHL Breaks Ground on Carbon-Neutral European Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Pioneering Sustainable Timber Construction

(IN BRIEF) DHL is commencing the construction of a state-of-the-art, carbon-neutral European Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Germany, representing the company’s first venture into timber construction and a strong commitment to sustainability. Set to be completed in April 2025, the new … Read the full press release

VVA Experiences Record Organic Growth with Renowned Publishers Joining as Clients in 2024

(IN BRIEF) Vereinigte Verlagsauslieferung (VVA), a part of Arvato, is poised for a historic year of organic growth in 2024, marking its most significant expansion since its establishment over 60 years ago. VVA has successfully recruited prestigious publishers, including Beltz, … Read the full press release

ZF Aftermarket Introduces Repair Kits for Electric Axle Drives, Expanding Support for Independent Workshops

(IN BRIEF) ZF Aftermarket is bolstering its electric drivetrain offerings by introducing repair kits for electric axle drives. While electric motors are known for their durability and limited moving parts, they can still require repairs due to factors like dirt, … Read the full press release

Swisscom Clinches 14th Connect Mobile Network Test Win with Record-Breaking Score

(IN BRIEF) Swisscom has once again secured the top spot in the connect mobile network test, earning an impressive 981 out of 1000 points, the highest score ever awarded by the consumer magazine and the umlaut measuring institute in international … Read the full press release

ARCH Cold Chain Solutions Launches Groundbreaking Cold Storage Facility in Kenya to Tackle Food Waste and Ensure Safety Standards

(IN BRIEF) ARCH Cold Chain Solutions Fund has unveiled its flagship cold storage facility in Nairobi, Kenya, within the Tatu City Special Economic Zone. This state-of-the-art facility, the first of its kind in Africa, offers temperature-controlled storage and distribution for … Read the full press release

Infineon Unveils EZ-USB FX10: A High-Performance USB Peripheral Controller with 10Gbps Speed

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG has introduced the latest addition to its EZ-USB™ family of programmable USB peripheral controllers—the EZ-USB FX10. This new device offers lightning-fast connectivity with USB 10Gbps and LVDS interfaces, delivering up to three times the total … Read the full press release

Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR Emphasize the Importance of Education for Refugees

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, hosted an event in London to underscore the significance of education for refugees and the necessity for increased investment in this sector. The event showcased the Instant Network Schools … Read the full press release

Accenture Partners with Bankdata to Modernize Capital Markets Platform in Denmark

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has entered into a multi-year agreement with Bankdata, a major fintech company in Denmark and the Nordic region, to transform and migrate its capital markets platform to the cloud. Bankdata will utilize Accenture’s Applied Technology and Operations … Read the full press release

Accenture Strengthens Regional Creative Capabilities with Rabbit’s Tale Acquisition in Thailand

(IN BRIEF) Accenture, a global technology and consulting company, is set to acquire Rabbit’s Tale, a renowned Bangkok-based creative and digital experience agency. This strategic move aims to bolster the creative, brand, and data capabilities of Accenture Song, the world’s … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca Showcases Hematology Advancements and Calquence’s Long-Term Efficacy at ASH Annual Meeting

(IN BRIEF) AstraZeneca is set to unveil promising data at the 65th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, highlighting its expanding hematology pipeline and the enduring effectiveness of Calquence in treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The presentation includes six-year … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Invests £20 Million in Xlinks’ Ambitious Renewable Project to Power 7 Million UK Homes

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies, one of Europe’s largest energy companies, has invested £20 million to acquire a minority stake in Xlinks First Limited, a UK-based company that aims to develop a groundbreaking renewable energy project in Morocco. The project involves a … Read the full press release

Centrica and Mitsubishi Power Collaborate on Europe’s First Ammonia-Fired Power Plant in Ireland

(IN BRIEF) Centrica and Mitsubishi Power Europe have joined forces to explore the development of Europe’s inaugural ammonia-fired power generation facility at Bord Gáis Energy’s Whitegate CCGT power station in Cork, Ireland. This groundbreaking project aims to leverage low carbon … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel Boosts Customs Brokerage Services with Acquisition of Farrow

(IN BRIEF) Kuehne+Nagel, a global logistics company, has announced its acquisition of Farrow, a renowned Canadian customs broker, as part of its growth strategy outlined in Roadmap 2026. Farrow, based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, boasts a 112-year heritage and employs … Read the full press release