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Forbes Will Bring Together Hundreds of European Entrepreneurs, Visionaries, Performers and Disruptors at First-Ever Under 30 Summit Europe in Amsterdam

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Building upon the success of Forbes’ flagship Under 30 Summit in the United States and Under 30 Summits in Asia and Israel, the European edition of the franchise will convene around 400 of the region’s most influential Under 30 listmakers – past, present and future – to share ideas and experiences. Drawing from the far-reaching insights of its Under 30 community, Forbes will facilitate collaboration and co-creation among this unique group of thought leaders who are shaping the world of tomorrow. Panels and keynotes at the Under 30 Summit Eur... Read More »

BMW Group to expand production network in Europe

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“The BMW Group’s decision to build this new plant reaffirms our perspective for global growth. After significant investments in China, Mexico and the USA, we are now strengthening our activities in Europe to maintain a worldwide balance of production between Asia, America and our home continent,” said Harald Krüger, Chairman of the BMW AG Board of Management. “Europe is the BMW Group’s largest production location. In 2018 alone we are investing more than €1 billion in our German sites to upgrade and prepare them for electric mobility.” Olive... Read More »

We’re bringing VR Creator Lab to Europe

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Today we’re announcing that VR Creator Lab is coming to London. Participants will receive between $30,000 and $40,000 USD in funding towards their VR project, attend a three day “boot camp” September 18-20, 2018, and receive three months of training from leading VR instructors and filmmakers. Applications are open through 5pm British Summer Time on August 6, 2018.  YouTube creators with a minimum of 10,000 subscribers and independent filmmakers are eligible. Participants must be 18+ years old. We’ll select the participants ba... Read More »

Boeing donates $5 million to launch European STEM education effort

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Boeing announced a $5 million investment in Newton Europe to launch Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-focused "Newton Rooms" across nine European countries. Pioneered by non-profit organization FIRST Scandinavia, Newton Rooms are themed, state-of-the-art classrooms focused on experiential learning. Boeing's multi-year investment will establish Newton Rooms in the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Poland and Sweden. "Newton's proven teaching methods and immersive, hands-on educational environ... Read More »

Lifelong learning for everyone: What we’ve learned from our European social innovation partners

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Despite technology offering more learning options than ever before, we haven’t yet figured out a way that this can truly benefit everyone. Take, for example, the early enthusiasm for bringing university content online to democratize higher education—and the sobering reality that these online courses are overwhelmingly used by people who already have a higher education. We learned from a recent IPPR report that it is vital for digital skills programs to address a diverse audience and provide skills for the future as well as skills for immediate ... Read More »

BMW Group reduces CO2 emissions in Europe again

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“This development clearly shows that our e-mobility strategy is successful. We are adding more electric drives to our vehicle fleet, while also working on fuel-saving technologies for our conventional drives,” said Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. In 2017, the BMW Group sold more than 100,000 electrified vehicles. Last year, the BMW Group accounted for more newly registered electrified vehicles (all-electric + plug-in hybrid) than any other manufacturer in Europe, with a share of 21 percent. In the electrified ve... Read More »

Looking for Europe’s top entrepreneurs: The 2018 Digital Top 50 Awards

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Now in their second year, the awards are organized, once again, under the patronage of Mr. Carlos Moedas, Member of the European Commission, and supported by strategic partners INSEAD, Ashoka and Tech Open Air. Companies with a digital product or service from the EU and from EFTA countries can apply on the Digital Top 50 website until April 1, 2018. All top 50 companies will receive free tickets and showcase space at Tech Open Berlin on June 20-21 2018, where the final winners in each category will be announced. The winner in the Tech for So... Read More »

An invitation you’ll want to accept: updates to G Suite meeting room hardware

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Over the past few years, our team has worked diligently to evolve Google Hangouts, create cost-effective, reliable meeting hardware and reimagine how teams brainstorm. Today at ISE, we’re announcing updates to make these meeting solutions even better for enterprises, including: Expanding Jamboard and Hangouts Meet hardware to new countries Adding AI-powered autodraw to improve your jams Offering more Hangouts Meet hardware options for larger rooms Here's what's new. Jamboard updates: EU expansion and adding AI-powered AutoDraw ... Read More »

Leading European technical colleges adopt Apple’s Everyone Can Code initiative

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Education institutions in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland and Portugal will offer App Development with Swift to prepare their students for future careers in app development. The full-year course was designed by Apple engineers and educators to teach coding and app design to students of all levels and backgrounds. Harlow College in the UK will offer App Development with Swift to its 3,000 students — including adults seeking to r... Read More »

Lufthansa regains place as Europe’s biggest airline from Ryanair

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The Lufthansa group as a whole carried 130 million passengers last year, it said on Wednesday. The equivalent figure from Ryanair was 129 million, meaning Ryanair slips behind Lufthansa after overtaking it in 2016. Lufthansa has grown rapidly, having taken over Brussels Airlines at the end of 2016 and aiming to grow its budget brand Eurowings to become Europe’s third largest point-to-point carrier. The group, which also includes Swiss and Austrian Airlines, has also benefited from the collapse of German rival Air Berlin in the latter part of 20... Read More »

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