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Competitive and Open Solicitation Process to Transform Northeast Florida

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 5 agosto 2019

JEA, one of the largest municipally-owned electric, water and wastewater utilities in the country and the largest in Florida, released an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) #127-19 for Strategic Alternatives. With the purpose of soliciting competitive responses from qualified firms in industry sectors including financial, technology and energy and water, JEA will consider proposals that seek to eliminate certain constraints that limit the utility’s ability to grow, compete and remain relevant today, tomorrow and in the future. The goal of this process is to maximize JEA’s customer, community, environmental and financial value over the long term. The ITN includes an established set of minimum requirements including, but not limited to, at least $400 million distributed to customers, at least $3 billion to the City of Jacksonville and protection of employees.This solicitation opportunity is the result of a thorough scenario-based strategic planning process. Critical, industry-wide challenges such as revenue loss driven by energy efficiency and distributed energy resources, new disruptive technologies and competitors, when combined with JEA’s current government constraints, make it impossible for the utility to optimally address changing customer demands and capitalize on the forces that are reshaping the industry today to create value.
The ITN will be conducted in three phases, solicitation, evaluation and negotiation. The ITN itself, more information on key deadlines, process and ongoing related communications can be accessed at JEA.com/StrategicAlternatives. All communications regarding the ITN should be directed to the Designated Procurement Representatives as identified in Section 2.11 of the ITN. The deadline to submit replies and all required documents to the JEA Procurement Bid Office is 12:00 PM September 30, 2019.

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“US Uterine Fibroids Market and Competitive Landscape – 2019”

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2019

This report provides comprehensive insights into Uterine Fibroids pipeline products, Uterine Fibroids epidemiology, Uterine Fibroids market valuations and forecast, Uterine Fibroids drugs sales and competitive landscape in the US. The research is classified into seven sections – Uterine Fibroids treatment options, pipeline products, market analysis comprising of epidemiology, key products marketed, market valuations and forecast, drugs sales and market shares.

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“US Gout Market and Competitive Landscape – 2019”

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 giugno 2019

The report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.This latest research provides comprehensive insights into Gout pipeline products, Gout epidemiology, Gout market valuations and forecast, Gout drugs sales and competitive landscape in the US.
The research is classified into seven sections- Gout treatment options, pipeline products, market analysis comprising of epidemiology, key products marketed, market valuations and forecast, drugs sales and market shares.Gout pipeline: Find out the products in clinical trials for the treatment of Gout by development phase 3, phase 2, and phase 1, by pharmacological class and companies developing the products
Gout epidemiology: Find out the number of patients diagnosed (prevalence) with Gout in the USGout drugs: Identify key products marketed and prescribed for Gout in the US, including trade name, molecule name, and companyGout drugs sales: Find out the sales revenues of Gout drugs in the US Gout market valuations: Find out the market size for Gout drugs in 2018 in the US. Find out how the market advanced from 2014 and forecast to 2024
Gout drugs market share: Find out the market shares for key Gout drugs in the US

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Investing in competitive blue growth – smart and sustainable solutions

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 27 febbraio 2016

maritime dayThe conference will provide a strong input to shape future policies and the practical steps needed to drive transformational change in the blue economy and the wider integrated maritime policy agenda. It will focus on smart and sustainable solutions for blue growth, ocean governance, clean energy and skills development and it will look at tools such as strategic cluster partnerships and common roadmaps to facilitate joint action. Throughout, there will be a particular focus on specific regional challenges and opportunities. These focused, thematic sessions will explore what is needed to drive transformational change in different areas of the integrated maritime agenda. In each stream, a panel discussion will be followed by a structured discussion to set out which actions are needed at different levels: global, European, regional and conclusions/action points to be retransmitted to the plenary will be reached in a participative way.

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Abortion Drone first flight to Poland

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 giugno 2015

abortionOn Saturday June 27 th the Abortion drone will fly for the first time packages of abortion pills from Frankfurt an der Oder in Germany to Słubice in Poland.The campaign is a collaboration between Women on Waves; Cocia Basia, a Berlin based abortion support group for Polish women; Feminteka Foundation from Warsaw and the 8 th of March women’s rights informal collective “Porozumienie kobiet 8 marca”.The Abortion drone will mark the different reality for Polish women to access to safe abortion services compared to other women in Europe. In almost all European countries abortion is legal, only in Poland, Ireland and Malta abortion is illegal and women’s rights are still violated.The drone will start its journey at 11 AM from “Am Winterhafen” in Frankfurt an der Oder and fly to Słubice. There will be opportunity for the press to ask questions after the landing of the abortion drone in Poland. The exact location will be announced on friday evening.Drones are used to make areal shots and for military purposes. However they can also be used to deliver packages. Both Google and Amazon are also already testing the possibility to deliver packages. So drones can also be used to provide safe abortion pills by uploading the package in Germany, where abortion is legal and delivering it into a border town in Poland where abortion is severely restricted since 1993. The only exception is in cases of rape or incest, when woman’s life is in danger, or if there is potential damage to fetus, and even in these cases, abortion is very difficult to obtain.As the Abortion drone weighs less than 5 kg, is not used for any commercial purposes, will stay within the sight of the person flying it and does not fly in controlled airspace, no authorization is required under Polish or German law.

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Colombia’s Port Santa Marta to Purchase Port Corpus Christi’s Refrigerated Warehouse

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 30 gennaio 2015

AerialCorpusChristi TX, USA – Port Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the sale of the refrigerated warehouse to Port Santa Marta, Colombia in a special port commission meeting held Tuesday, January 26, 2015.
In support of the alignment and construction of a new Harbor Bridge the port committed to remove the Refrigerated warehouse. On August 12, 2014, the Port Commission approved a Resolution designating the Refrigerated Warehouse Facility and associated furniture, fixtures, and equipment currently located at Cargo Dock 10 as surplus property. Furthermore, the resolution authorized staff to prepare bid specifications and to advertise the sale of the Refrigerated Warehouse Facility in accordance with the applicable Texas Municipal Code.
On January 13, 2015, we received two responses to the Notice to Bidders. Texas Descon, LLC, a Texas based firm representing the Port of Santa Marta in Colombia, submitted the highest and best bid in the amount of $410,000. The Port of Santa Marta intends to disassemble the facility, ship the components to Colombia, and re-assemble the building and equipment to support operations at their location. In addition to their bid, Texas Descon submitted an executed Bill of Sale.”We have a sister port relationship with our friends from Port Santa Marta. We have to give up the cold storage facility to support the new path of the New Harbor Bridge but Port Commissioners and staff are glad to know that the refrigerated warehouse will have a great home at Port Santa Marta,” said Judy Hawley, Chair Port Commission.Mauricio Suárez Ramírez, CEO of the port of Santa Marta commented, “This news is historic for the our country’s international trade and infrastructure. Colombia handles large flows of refrigerated cargo, but it did not have a port with refrigerated warehouses for such purpose, therefore we are betting on commercial products strengthening both imports and exports offering more efficient services, with competitive prices.” Port Santa Marta’s CEO continues; “In honor of a sister port agreement with our friends of the Port of Corpus Christi and we will tribute it with our commitment to baptize the cold storage with this name.
As the primary economic engine of the Coastal Bend, Port Corpus Christi is the 5th largest port in the United States in total tonnage. The Port’s mission statement is to “serve as a regional economic development catalyst while protecting and enhancing its existing industrial base and simultaneously working to diversify its international maritime cargo business.” Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico, with a straight, 45’ deep channel, the Port provides quick access to the Gulf and the entire United States inland waterway system.

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World Bank supports FYR Macedonia in strengthening its competitiveness

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 15 marzo 2014

macedoniaWASHINGTON. The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the Second Programmatic Competitiveness Development Policy Loan (DPL2) of EUR 36.4 million (US$50 million equivalent) for FYR Macedonia. This operation aims to strengthen the competitiveness of FYR Macedonia’s economy by supporting investment and upgrading technology in the manufacturing, agribusiness, and trade logistics sectors, and creating the conditions to increase labor market flexibility and innovation capacity.“Improving competitiveness and the conditions for local businesses to thrive is necessary in order to put FYR Macedonia on a sustainable growth path, create more and better jobs, and promote shared prosperity,” says Tatiana Proskuryakova, World Bank Country Manager for FYR Macedonia.Building on the results of the First Programmatic Competitiveness DPL of 2012, the reforms under DPL2 will stimulate investment and innovation in key export-oriented sectors that have the potential to boost long-term growth and job creation in an increasingly competitive global economy.
The actions taken under the DPL2 will increase the sustainability and impact of the government’s Technological Industrial Development Zones (TIDZ) program – an important tool to attract foreign investment in value-adding and export-oriented manufacturing.In addition, new exporter support programs are helping to advance the upgrading of industries with high export potential. In the agribusiness sector, the launch of a program for the sale of state-owned agricultural land will lead to a better use of land resources, higher productivity, and market entry by new foreign and domestic firms. In the area of trade logistics, comprehensive improvements in the risk-based approach to customs controls and technical inspections in line with EU best practices will improve the efficiency of the controls on the trade of goods.In parallel to these sector-specific policies, legal reforms were introduced to facilitate seasonal employment and to allow part-time workers to stay on social assistance registry, which will improve the incentives for formal work and address rigidities in labor market regulations.And finally, a “Fund for Innovation and Technological Development” is being established to nurture private sector innovation through matching grants and other financial instruments.“Raising long-term economic growth requires that the government tackle binding structural constraints in major economic sectors,” says John Gabriel Goddard, Senior Economistin the World Bank’s Finance and Private Sector Development Department in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region and Team Leader of the Project. “Future growth in export-oriented manufacturing will depend on attracting investment in high value-added segments and faster integration into global supply chains.The reforms that have been introduced under the DPL2 will further this objective. The reforms also facilitate restructuring of the agribusiness sector, improve the efficiency of trade logistics, and foster labor market flexibility and innovation capacity.”Reform implementation under the DPL2 will benefit from technical assistance provided by a three-year “Competitive Industries and Innovation Support Program” in Macedonia, which is supported by a US$1.6 million grant from a Multi-donor Trust Fund funded by the Governments of Austria, Switzerland, and the European Commission.In view of the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in FYR Macedonia, it has been agreed with the Government that the Loan Agreement will be signed and the proceeds of the loan will be disbursed after the completion of the electoral process in the country.

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C-Suite Study Reveals Gaps in UK plc’s Ability to Remain Competitive

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 23 maggio 2012

London, (PRNewswire) Business leaders in the UK have admitted that companies are failing to keep up with the increasing rate of change they face, placing businesses at risk from factors such as reduced turnover and hostile takeover. With an economic climate that remains threateningly unclear, the findings of the ‘Fit to Change’ report, carried out on behalf of Fujitsu, call into question UK plc’s ability to adapt and succeed in the uncertain environment they operate within today. The study, which included interviews with 150 c-suite executives[1] and input from the Fit to Change[2] panel, reveals that two thirds of executives believe that the current rate of change, driven by factors such as customer demand and new competitive threats, is too quick for UK organisations to keep pace with and 57% agree that an inability to respond rapidly and effectively to change is one of the most significant risks their organisation faces today. Commenting on the findings, Professor John Kotter, Harvard Business School said, “Only 32% of those in private sector firms are at all optimistic that they are actually ‘fit to change’. In a world that is changing more and more rapidly, these are highly distressing numbers.”
Today, 33% believe they can plan one year ahead, and a quarter feel it is only possible to plan ahead six months with any degree of certainty The most likely consequences of failing to adapt to change are financial. Overwhelmingly, 96% of executives believe decreased turnover would be a consequence of not reacting appropriately to change. Similarly, respondents felt that the ability to get finance would be severely impacted by a failure to appear responsive to the market. 62% believe that a drop in share price would be a likely outcome and 59% fear hostile takeover.
To tackle change successfully, respondents were clear that strong leadership is the key ingredient – 97% felt this. Additionally, the capacity to change and available resources topped the list of ingredients required to be fit to change. However, when comparing the ingredients that business leaders believe are essential to being fit to change with those they believe are most lacking across UK plc, the gaps occurred in three areas – a robust ecosystem of suppliers; a long term vision and the right technology solutions.

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Il prezzo dell’energia

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 luglio 2011

“Il fatto che nel secondo semestre 2010 le imprese italiane abbiano pagato prezzi dell’energia elettrica superiori alla media europea è molto allarmante. La relazione presentata oggi dall’Autorità per l’energia elettrica e il gas ha portato a galla l’ennesimo ostacolo alla crescita: il prezzo alto per la fornitura e il consumo di energia da parte delle aziende. Se il governo fosse lucido e vigile sui problemi del Paese si renderebbe conto che nulla è stato fatto per portare a termine le liberalizzazioni che renderebbero più competitive le imprese e anche le aziende fornitrici, come dimostrano le vicende degli altri paesi europei. Quello al quale ogni giorno assistiamo, invece, è un continuo innalzamento di paletti allo sviluppo, da parte di una maggioranza che non bada alla tutela della carne viva del Paese – le imprese – e pensa soltanto a come tutelare il proprio premier. Liberalizzazioni, piano energetico sono strumenti fondamentali per rilanciare la competitività del sistema Italia: governo e maggioranza si occupino subito di questo”. Lo dichiara Paola De Micheli, deputato e responsabile PMI del PD, dal sito di TrecentoSessanta, l’Associazione di Enrico Letta.

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Hunt blows away competition

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 19 giugno 2011

‘Brilliant Brit’ takes second consecutive win in France. 70,000 spectators, winds up to 60kph and 12 athletes competitive to the core – La Rochelle added a few more superlatives to its collection during the 4th stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, while Gary Hunt (GBR) lead the dozen of high divers who defied the harsh conditions in the early evening hours on Saturday, June 18. Friday prevented take-off from the 27.5m platform and thus the competition was decided in three rounds. The venue in the Bay of Biscay staged the midway stop of the 2011 edition, presented a new face on the podium – Alain Kohl from Luxembourg made his first appearance in the top three and followed Michal Navratil in third place – and stirred up the overall standings. Reigning champion Hunt pulls further ahead in the overall rankings. After the French gusts, the high diving elite heads south to Lake Garda, Italy, for the next stop on July 24. (DT_110618, RA_110618)

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Universities and university autonomy

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 21 aprile 2011

Around 450 university leaders and other higher education stakeholders gathered last week (13-15 April) at Aarhus University, Denmark for the EUA Annual Conference on the theme “Investing today in talent for tomorrow”. Europe’s future as a dynamic competitive global region will depend largely on its ability to increase the number of highly trained people within EU Member States and to attract others from abroad. The meeting in Aarhus highlighted that developing and nurturing more talented individuals is already central to the mission of European universities. One of the most striking developments in recent years in this respect has been the rapid development of doctoral (PhD) education within universities. The establishment of structured doctoral programmes and schools has rapidly become the norm in Europe. Other recent changes have also included improved university-industry partnerships and rapid internationalisation of universities. At the same time, universities face a number of challenges in developing talent – not least because of increasing global competition to attract and retain the best researchers and students. At a time when the EU is preparing priorities and budgets for the next financial period (2014-2020) the conference examined the elements that condition successful strategies for developing talent and will determine universities contribution to the EU2020 agenda for ‘Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth’ . Participants discussed different ways of embedding research from the undergraduate level onwards and underlined how engaging undergraduate students in research improves their overall educational experience and increases interest in pursuing research careers. They also analysed different ways of creating greater critical mass which makes it easier for universities to develop better career opportunities and structures for young researchers. As employers, universities themselves also play a crucial role in developing talent.  University leaders agreed, for example, that they will need to: improve support to young researchers in writing their first grant proposal, or through transversal skills development; provide clear recruitment and exit procedures; and do more to retain staff through a set of institutional benefits such as supplementary pension schemes, support for international mobility and competitive wages. They will also need to put in place the additional human resource (HR) management needed to support international recruitment. University rectors/presidents/vice-chancellors will also have to focus on mentoring and grooming the next generation of university leaders.

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Competitive and responsible tourism

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 10 marzo 2011

Tourism’s sustained growth and its capacity to tackle global challenges – from economic crises and persistent unemployment to environmental pressures and the poverty imperative – can only be achieved through collective action. This was the central message coming out of the Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 (GTF) (Andorra la Vella, Andorra, 6-7 March).  The GTF has concluded in Andorra with calls for the international tourism community to move the tourism agenda forward sustainably and in full coordination and collaboration.  The Forum centered on the challenges and opportunities of competitiveness and responsibility for the tourism sector. Ministers of Tourism, industry leaders and heads of travel organizations outlined the necessary steps for a more competitive tourism sector, such as strengthening private-public partnerships and addressing taxation on travel through concerted action. The Secretary of Tourism of Mexico, Gloria Guevara, pointed to a common agenda between the private and public sector as a central condition for competitive growth. Issues of local community involvement in tourism development, best practices and the three pillars of sustainability – economic, environmental and social – were central to discussions on responsibility.  Side events throughout the day addressed further tourism issues, including the increasing relevance of mega events for tourism, organized by Visa, at which the Minister of Tourism of South Africa, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, shared his experience of the economic and social legacy resulting from the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The WEF launched its Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011 and the contribution of traditional and new media to communicating tourism’s importance was debated during an event organized by UNWTO global media partner CNN.  The GTF was preceded by a High Level Retreat, at which tourism leaders from across the sector met to share insights and expertise on how to further mainstream tourism in the global agenda and its role in sustainable development.

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Imprese più competitive?

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 gennaio 2011

Arezzo 13 gennaio ore 15,30 nella sede di Confindustria Arezzo (Via Roma 2), nell’ambito del seminario “Imprese e Istituti di credito. Una relazione da gestire con logica di sistema”, promosso dal Comitato Piccola Industria di Confindustria Arezzo.  Favorire la patrimonializzazione delle piccole e medie imprese sostenendole nei progetti di sviluppo a medio-lungo termine, compresi quelli finalizzati a promuovere una più ampia presenza sui mercati esteri; incentivarle nei processi di aggregazione, che permettano la nascita di realtà più significative nella struttura industriale e finanziaria, in grado di rafforzare la propria competitività nei rispettivi settori e mercati, anche internazionali. Sono questi gli obiettivi del Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR Spa, il nuovo partner finanziario per lo sviluppo e la competitività del sistema produttivo nazionale, che nasce dall’iniziativa del Ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze, Confindustria,  Cassa Depositi e Prestiti e  sistema bancario (ABI, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Intesa Sanpaolo, Unicredit Group), soci paritetici nel capitale (capitale iniziale 3,5 milioni di euro).
Il seminario vedrà gli interventi di Giorgio Tellini (Consigliere Comitato Scientifico Confindustria Arezzo), Gabriele Cappellini (Amministratore Delegato Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR), Gianfranco Carbonato (Consigliere Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR Confindustria), Stefano Giorgini (Direzione Network Family & SME Toscana Umbria Marche UniCredit), Vincenzo Boccia (Presidente Piccola Industria Confindustria ) e le conclusioni di Marianna Calosci. Coordinerà Andrea Milano (Vice Direttore “L’Imprenditore”).

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Pmi siano più competitive all’estero

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 15 dicembre 2010

Premi fiscali, anche da parte della politica regionale, per creare le condizioni affinché le imprese si aggreghino. E la velocizzazione della concessione dei contributi della legge regionale 4/2005. Perché non si può parlare di export prescindendo dalla situazione strutturale del Paese, dalle problematiche di capitalizzazione e patrimonializzazione delle Pmi, né dalle leve di fiscalità e dalle politiche che aiuterebbero le imprese a mettersi insieme per essere più competitive anche sul mercato globale. La scaletta è quella “dettata” dal presidente della Cassa di Risparmio del Fvg, intervenuto al convegno su prodotti del territorio e prospettive sui mercati esteri, promosso dalla Camera di Commercio di Udine ed Enterprise Europe Network, la più grande rete europea al servizio delle Pmi. La risposta è arrivata dall’assessore regionale alle attività produttive Federica Seganti: ecco, a tal proposito, «la significativa azione della Regione sul tema della fiscalità di vantaggio, non solo in funzione delle aggregazioni, ma proprio per accrescere la competitività del sistema regionale soprattutto rispetto ai Paesi vicini». Ed ecco, per quanto riguarda la legge 4, la garanzia di un lavoro assiduo «per pungolare la situazione difficile che ho trovato», ha detto la Seganti. Se il numero di pratiche che il gestore Unicredit dovrebbe evadere sarebbe di 40 a settimana, ha spiegato, «nel 1° semestre di gestione ne ha fatte solo 20. Questo è il clima», ha rimarcato la Seganti, che comunque ha ribadito l’impegno anche da parte dell’amministrazione regionale per verificare se e come sia possibile semplificare l’istruttoria, «ponendoci pertanto in modo costruttivo». Così come costruttive sono le proposte di collaborazione per non disperdere le azioni a sostegno dell’apertura all’estero delle imprese, «evitando la parcellizzazione – ha concluso la Seganti –: pochi Paesi, magari, ma da affrontare con una serie di attività il più possibile completa e duratura». Se in Italia, delle imprese con meno di 50 dipendenti, ossia la maggioranza, solo il 3% esporta, come ha ribadito Morandini, «è chiaro – ha detto – che dobbiamo far diventare le esportazioni un tema di massa, qualsiasi sia la loro dimensione». Certo, ci sono passaggi da fare e strategie da pianificare accuratamente, come hanno spiegato tutti gli intervenuti. A partire dal presidente della Cciaa Giovanni Da Pozzo, che ha messo in luce le attività messe in atto dalla Cciaa di Udine per supportare la prima internazionalizzazione delle Pmi friulane: oltre 900 quelle che hanno partecipato ai progetti della Camera di Commercio nel 2009. E già più di 1000 quelle che hanno aderito nel 2010, tra consulenze precompetitive – indispensabili per essere pronte ad affrontare il mercato -,  seminari e check up, fino alle missioni. Perché, è stato rimarcato nei vari interventi moderati dal giornalista del Messaggero Veneto Renato D’Argenio, se internazionalizzare è un “must”, non ci si può improvvisare quando si va all’estero, ma è necessario strutturarsi, adeguare se necessario la propria produzione e il sistema di relazioni, e tenersi sempre aggiornati sui mercati di riferimento. Come hanno approfondito Pietro Butturini e Giulio Veneri di Interprofessional Network, con un focus su agroalimentare, meccanica e arredo, «spesso le imprese friulane sottovalutano mercati meno complessi e più vicini, che invece permetterebbero buone possibilità». Basterebbe analizzare approfonditamente la crescita e le stime di prospettiva per i prossimi anni. Per quanto riguarda il vino, per esempio, oltre a quelli tradizionali, da non trascurare ci Paesi come Belgio, Olanda, Svizzera o Danimarca, dove è prevista una notevole crescita delle importazioni, oltre ovviamente a Cina, Hong Kong e Australia, dove però i mercati sono molto diversi dal nostro. Lo stesso vale per il settore mobili e arredo, che ha prospettive promettenti soprattutto in Australia, Federazione Russa, Emirati Arabi, mercati che non si possono conquistare solo con attività “spot”, ma che richiedono relazioni stabili, presenza costante, scelte strategiche più “pesanti” per le Pmi, anche se di probabile successo. Per la meccanica, suggerimenti sono arrivati per Cina, Federazione Russa, Australia, ma anche Olanda e Polonia, verso cui il nostro export è ancora bassissimo ma che invece andrebbero affrontati con più decisione.

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Competitive Technologies

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 5 aprile 2010

Fairfield. Competitive Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex:CTT) announced today that it has received shipping instructions for 100 of its Calmare® Therapy Treatment medical devices from its Switzerland-based distributor, Life Epistéme Group. The first 40 of these devices have just been shipped. The balance of the order will be shipped over the next three months. The non-invasive Calmare Therapy medical device, which uses “Scrambler Therapy” developed in Italy by CTT’s client, Professor Giuseppe Marineo, was brought to CTT through the efforts of the Zangani Investor Community™ and with the cooperation of Mr. Giuseppe Belcastro, Legal Counsel for Professor Marineo. CTT’s partner, GEOMC Co. Ltd. of Seoul, Korea, has current manufacturing facilities capable of commercially producing 200 pain therapy medical devices per month and the partners have agreed to expand production capacity to an increased production level of 600 units per month to match increased order demand. For more information on the device, visit http://www.CalmareTT.com.
Competitive Technologies, established in 1968, provides distribution, patent and technology transfer, sales and licensing services focused on the needs of its customers and matching those requirements with commercially viable product or technology solutions. CTT is a global leader in identifying, developing and commercializing innovative products and technologies in life, electronic, nano, and physical sciences developed by universities, companies and inventors. CTT maximizes the value of intellectual assets for the benefit of its customers, clients and shareholders. Visit CTT’s website: http://www.competitivetech.net.

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Rendere competitive le imprese

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 27 febbraio 2010

Le Telecomunicazioni in Banda larga e le Tecnologie dell’Informazione e della Comunicazione (ICT) sono oggi alla base dello sviluppo, soprattutto per i territori montani o lontani dai tradizionali centri di produzione. La Banda larga è un sistema di cavi che permette la trasmissione e la ricezione di molti dati in tempo reale, le ICT sono invece le tecnologie informatiche avanzate che permettono di creare e comunicare rapidamente informazioni. La prima rappresenta l’autostrada su cui corrono i dati, le seconde il mezzo di trasporto della conoscenza, elemento che, nel nostro mondo sempre più globale, sta alla base dell’economia. Utilizzata per gli scambi di informazioni dalle amministrazioni pubbliche del territorio, il passo successivo è quello di rendere disponibile questa rete per le imprese del territorio, rendendola accessibile a costi di mercato: «La Banda larga rappresenta un fattore di sviluppo fondamentale per rendere competitive le imprese. Nuove opportunità economiche e nuovi mercati si aprono grazie a queste infrastrutture. Per cogliere l’opportunità, però, bisogna aggiornarsi, per non rischiare di rimanere esclusi dai flussi di dati e conoscenze che corrono sempre più veloci».  Diversamente dalla “old economy”, radicata in un’area dove esisteva un sistema produttivo, nella “new economy” ricchezza e produzione si spostano molto rapidamente, seguendo i flussi di conoscenza e la capacità di fare innovazione messa in campo da paesi diversi. (tiziano)

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Approvvigionamento energetico

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 gennaio 2010

Alcoa è profondamente riconoscente per l’impegno profuso dal Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, dal Governo, dai sindacati e dai propri dipendenti per trovare una soluzione al problema di un approvvigionamento energetico a condizioni competitive per i propri impianti produttivi di Fusina e Portovesme. Le azioni intraprese finora, inclusa la proposta di Decreto Legge del 22 Gennaio, sono state molto costruttive e tuttavia non sono sufficienti ad evitare la necessità di una fermata temporanea dei nostri impianti di alluminio primario di Fusina e Portovesme sino a che non vi sia una soluzione approvata dalla Commissione Europea. Poichè la Commissione Europea ha deciso che il regime tariffario vigente in Italia per gli impianti della società rappresenta un “Nuovo Aiuto di Stato illegale”, e dato che Alcoa dovrà rimborsare una somma di 300/400 milioni di Dollari, la società non può assumersi ulteriori rischi finanziari. Per assicurare ad Alcoa di poter operare nel quadro delle nuove misure proposte, è necessaria la certezza che le stesse vengano tradotte in legge e ottengano l’approvazione della Commissione Europea e questo processo richiederà verosimilmente diversi mesi.  Inoltre, il prezzo dell’energia elettrica ottenibile attraverso gli strumenti proposti dal Governo non permette di operare gli impianti in maniera redditizia e, al tempo stesso, di realizzare gli investimenti necessari al miglioramento della loro competitività.  Il miglior modo di procedere, e quello che fornisce la migliore opportunità per il futuro esercizio degli impianti, è la prosecuzione del processo di Cassa Integrazione unitamente ad una fermata temporanea degli impianti, effettuata in maniera ordinata, che pensiamo di completare entro il 6 febbraio. Alcoa si impegna a riavviare l’impianto di Portovesme se è stata effettuata una chiusura ordinata e se si è ottenuta una fornitura di energia accettabile ed economicamente sostenibile.

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