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Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in High-Speed Metal 3D Printing Company Digital Alloys

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Digital Alloys' Joule Printing™ technology can rapidly combine multiple metals into each part, which enhances thermal, electrical, magnetic and mechanical properties. The process allows metals like titanium and high-temperature alloys to be 3D-printed for parts that could be used on Boeing products. "Our investment in Digital Alloys will help Boeing produce metal structural aerospace parts faster and at higher volume than ever before," said Brian Schettler, managing director of Boeing HorizonX Ventures. "By investing in companies with emerging... Read More »

Porsche invests in Silicon Valley start-up “Miles”

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“Our aim is to tailor our approach to the Porsche customers’ behaviour patterns wherever possible, working across the entire mobility chain to ensure that we support them and they engage with our brand. Set against this backdrop, the strategic approach and the technology behind Miles make it an extremely promising prospect”, explains Thilo Koslowski, CEO of Porsche Digital. The Miles platform is based on artificial intelligence, which makes it possible to develop a better understanding of a customer’s needs throughout a complete journey, and t... Read More »

Digital News Innovation Fund: More than €21m of funding to reach €115m to date for innovation in news

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Audio assistants, machine learning and subscriptions: key trends in this round The wide range of applicants is also reflected in the diversity of the final selection. We’re pleased to note that, of the 30 large projects selected, almost half (14) are collaborations between publishers, startups and academics. When we called for applications, one of the focuses for this round was on monetization and diversifying revenue streams. So we were excited to see several projects focused on "voice," such as audio assistants and mobility-focused applic... Read More »

Investing in Investigative journalism

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Over the coming months a team of expert trainers will provide up to 20 free workshops across the U.K., each designed to help newsroom and freelance journalists sharpen their digital newsgathering and research skills. The practical workshops will feature technology from a range of providers and include real-life examples, including how individual journalists have traced original sources. We’ll also support the CIJ to host a conference in northern England for the first time, offering advanced skills for journalists living and working outside of L... Read More »

SEAT has decreased its environmental impact by 35.5%

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The company is carrying out projects framed within the Ecomotive Factory initiative, a part of SEAT’s PQT strategy (Production, Quality and Team), which was designed to improve productivity and quality at the Martorell, Barcelona and SEAT Componentes facilities and address the future challenges of the automotive sector, With this goal, SEAT aimed to reduce its environmental impact by 25% during the 2011-2018 period. This goal was achieved a full two years in advance, and now the carmaker’s objective is a 50% reduction by the year 2025. Compa... Read More »

Adding 70 million profitable barrels

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Last autumn the Fram licence partners decided to invest more than NOK 1 billion in a new gas module on Troll C, and now they have decided to drill three new wells on the field for NOK 1.9 billion. The three wells will give 70 million new barrels of oil and gas, thanks to higher gas processing capacity on Troll C. The installation preparations for the gas module started early in May, and the installation work on the platform will commence in June. Start-up of the new gas module is expected in the autumn of 2019. Accelerating the recover... Read More »

Porsche invests in Israeli start-up Anagog

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Founded in 2010, the Tel Aviv-based start-up currently has around 30 employees and specialises in developing artificial intelligence (AI) in the context of mobility. Software programmed and patented by Anagog allows companies to better understand and anticipate customer behaviour in certain situations, leading to features such as intelligent parking options being created. With this investment, Porsche is continuing to drive digital transformation and as a result can now develop and offer context-based and personalised services. “We are delig... Read More »

DHL to invest EUR 20 million to enhance its supply chain visibility and risk management platform Resilience360

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Since its inception, the initiative has proven instrumental in mitigating risk for numerous organizations following hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disruptions. “Based on the phenomenal initial success of DHL Resilience360, we have decided to make another major investment in this product,” states Katja Busch, DHL’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Expanding the solution, which has shown strong growth and ability to be profitable, will facilitate product development, external marketing and enhanced sales presence for customers worldwide seeking ... Read More »

Boeing Invests in Global Learning and Innovation Institute Singularity University

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced its investment in Mountain View, Calif.-based Singularity University (SU), an immersive and digital educational program provider, business accelerator, and global online community furthering the application of exponential technologies, including artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, nanotech fabrication and robotics. Boeing and SU will explore opportunities to work together, which could include customized educational programs for Boeing employees and the addition of Boeing technical experts to SU... Read More »

Porsche plans to invest more than six billion euro in electromobility by 2022

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Porsche has been putting together an unprecedented future development plan: By 2022, the sports car manufacturer will invest more than six billion euro in electromobility, focusing on both plug-in hybrids and purely electric vehicles. The de-cision was made by the Porsche AG Supervisory Board at its most recent meeting. “We are doubling our expenditure on electromobility from around three billion euro to more than six billion euro”, explains Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “Alongside development of our models with c... Read More »

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