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EIF debate with Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri “Expanding the human possibilities of the connected world”


Mr Suri presented the recent developments and changes in Nokia, including the company’s businesses and strategy as well as Nokia’s role in the connected world of today and tomorrow. He drew a connection from the business to the policy and regulatory environment, covering some of the major challenges facing European ICT businesses today. Sabine Verheyen, MEP and EIF Steering Committee Member, opened the debate by introducing Nokia and its long and diverse history. Rajeev Suri was appointed as President and CEO of Nokia Corporation in May 2... Read More »

Plant Oil Extraction with Encole Sight Glasses


In the second half of 2014 Encole LLC has seen an increase in demand for it's high-pressure sight glasses from the plant oil extraction industry. These particular sight glasses are chemically inert in the oil extraction process and can hold the high pressure of the carbon-dioxide type extractors. Both, CO2-based systems and butane-based systems benefit from the Encole sight glasses because of their regulatory compliance at high pressure operations. These sight windows have been tested in accordance with the Pressure Equipment Directive for v... Read More »

Carrefour tests the first shopping list on a smartwatch


Customers who have tried the new C-où mobile app since it was launched at Carrefour's smart Villeneuve-la-Garenne store last April have been particularly won over by it – thanks to its practical and ergonomically-designed "shopping list" feature. Carrefour is currently working with Publicis Shopper and French start-up Think&Go, testing the concept of doing one's shopping while looking at one's smartwatch. Basically, customers draw up their shopping list on their Samsung smartphone using the new C-où mobile app, and then magically, the... Read More »

Jugend forscht: ThyssenKrupp supports young scientists


The regional heats sponsored by ThyssenKrupp will take place in February and March. The winners of the regional heats will compete at state level, where the best will qualify for the national final in May. Cash and non-cash prizes worth a total of around a million euros will be awarded at the three levels. Jugend forscht is aimed at youngsters up to the age of 21. Children aged 14 and under take part in the junior section “Schoolchildren experiment”. The contestants choose their own topic, which they then investigate using scientific, techni... Read More »

BENZ Inc. introduces new high-speed Spindle Speeders


Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC - German tooling systems expert BENZ now offers high-speed spindle speeders for the wood, metal and composites industries. Engineered in Germany, BENZ tooling systems are sold and serviced in the United States and Canada from its North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. "BENZ high-speed spindles provide solutions for all applications where the existing machine's rpms and the resulting cutting speeds do not allow for efficient production," explained John Roasa, National Sales Manager of the metal divi... Read More »

Southern Glove introduces a new Gen3 Superflex Pad to the 2015 Sarco Impact Glove


Industrial glove manufacturer Southern Glove announced that it has added a new dual layer of protection to the new 2015 model of its Sarco Impact Glove, the original high-impact glove designed for drilling and mining. "With the addition of the new 3rd Generation Superflex pad, the new version of the Sarco Impact Glove now offers more flexibility and comfort than past Sarco gloves, yet maintains great impact integrity," said Brent Fidler, President and CEO, Southern Glove. "This extra level of protection helps protect your employees against p... Read More »

VTB to finance Information Satellite Systems


GLONASS-K is a next-generation navigation satellite designed by Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems for the GLONASS radio-based satellite navigation system. It is a partial-pressure system with a longer lifespan, smaller weight and other improvements. Valery Lukyanenko, member of VTB Bank Management Board Financing complex and knowledge-based companies is one of VTB Bank’s strategic priorities. We have worked closely with ISS for a number of years now based on customised solutions in the interests of the company. ... Read More »

EIB supports engineering research with EUR 300m loan to Atlas Copco


Under an agreement signed today in Luxembourg, the EIB will provide a EUR 300 million loan to Atlas Copco, one of the world leaders in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. As part of Atlas Copco’s long-term funding programme, the loan will support the development of more efficient, more environmentally friendly and safer products. The company’s activities in research, development and innovation, mainly based in Sweden and Belgium, also involve close cooperation with European universities and research... Read More »

DCNS tests new anti-terrorism and anti-piracy tools


On 10 December 2014, the DCNS teams experimented with the demonstrator of a new maritime anti-terrorism and anti-piracy combat system. The French Navy provided both technical and operational support for this full-scale test during which maritime terrorist or piracy attacks were simulated. The DCNS combat system allowed the rapid deployment of an effective defense in littoral waters, where most anti-piracy missions take place. Comprising a network of ultra-high-definition, 360-degree cameras, the tool developed by DCNS ensures surveillance ov... Read More »

Hubert Burda Media: Focus Digital Star Award: Outstanding innovations made in Germany


On Monday, 19 January 2015 at the DLD (Digital, Life, Design) digital conference, the news magazine presented the award for the third time to innovations whose “German engineering” may shape the markets of the future. A distinguished jury led by Ulrich Reitz considered more than 100 applicants in their search for innovations by German companies, research institutes and start-ups. Focus correspondent Susann Remke from New York presented the ceremony and spoke with the winners about Germany’s situation as a place of innovation. “With the Fo... Read More »

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