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Pratia Teams with VirTrial to Become First ‘Virtual Trial Capable’ Site Network in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 13 ottobre 2019

VirTrial today announced an alliance with Pratia, the largest network of clinical research centers in Europe. All Pratia research centers have completed VirTrial’s Virtual Trial Capable training, making them the first site network in Europe to become trained and certified as Virtual Trial Capable and prepared to conduct decentralized clinical trials (DCT).
The training program includes four modules that clinical research professionals complete to demonstrate a level of competence in general telemedicine etiquette and guidelines, as well as how to utilize the VirTrial platform. Participants then receive a Virtual Trial Capable certificate and badge to highlight to sponsors and CROs that they are prepared to conduct hybrid decentralized clinical trials.“Pratia’s mission is to facilitate access to healthcare to improve the quality of life and the sense of security of our patients. Embracing telehealth technologies that enable a larger patient population to participate supports our goal and we’re proud to be the first network in Europe to offer this benefit to sponsors,” said Małgorzata Gerjatowicz-Osmańska, Managing Director of Pratia. “Our network is expanding across Europe and we plan to maintain our 100% Virtual Trial Capable status with VirTrial to best serve our patients and pharma sponsors.” Amanda Rangel, VP of Business Development for VirTrial, remarked “VirTrial is honored to collaborate with forward-thinking sites like those in the Pratia network that are taking action to move the industry forward and improve patient access to clinical trials. The innovative VirTrial telehealth platform was developed by clinical research professionals and we are committed to continued collaboration with sites and supporting site sustainability in the new era of hybrid decentralized trials.”

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Europe cannot afford more delays and cuts to future EU budget

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 ottobre 2019

European citizens want to live in a greener more inclusive and smarter continent and demand the EU play its part by providing sufficient investment. This is why, during the European Committee of the Regions’ plenary session (CoR) held in Brussels today, local and regional leaders, the EU’s budget Commissioner and leading members of the European Parliament urged national governments to drop any tactical positioning and agree a timely and forward looking agreement on the EU budget 2021-2027.
EU’s regional and local leaders raised serious concerns about the sluggish speed of the negotiations on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), which sets the expenditure ceilings for all EU policies over the years 2021-2027, during debates with EU budget Commissioner Gunther Oettinger and the Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee for Regional Development (REGI), Younous Omarjee. The cuts initially proposed by the European Commission also risk being much deeper if Member States do not agree to increase their contributions and introduce new revenues, such as plastic or web taxes, to fund new policies and fill the financial gap left by Brexit.”Austerity, stifling public investment and a lack of European solidarity has held back economic growth, social progress and regional equality which has exacerbated populism. The decision on the next EU budget will now be the ultimate test of the new European leadership and define the level of the EU’s ambition for the coming years. Cuts will hold back the ability of regions and cities to deliver an inclusive, cohesive and sustainable future at a time when citizens demand results”, CoR President Karl-Heinz Lambertz said. He added that EU national contributions of 1% of the EU27’s Gross National Income (GNI) – demanded by increasing number of national government– would be “pitiful for 500 million Europeans” as he reiterated the CoR’s call for a budget worth 1.3% of EU27 GNI, a position shared by the European Parliament
During the debate, Commissioner Oettinger explained that without securing EU27 national contributions of at least 1.114% of GNI in the next multiannual EU budget, as initially proposed by the European Commission, the support for the new EU priorities would be severely impaired. “Those who want to reduce the EU budget to 1% of the EU27 GNI ignore the need to provide a response to Europe’s new challenges and the Brexit gap which alone will leave a shortfall of €84bn over the next seven years”.He called on local and regional leaders to pressure their national governments to no longer delay making a decision on the next EU budget, “It is already 5 to midnight. If a decision is not agreed by the end of the year, we risk a significant delay in the start of the implementation of the new programmes that is even more needed as Europe is facing economic stagnation.”REGI chair, Younous Omarjee, said: “The European Union’s goal is to build an economy that delivers cohesion, serving the regions, territories and their citizens. Cohesion should not be at the service of economy but, on the contrary, the economy should be at the service of cohesion. We should not forget to remind the Heads of State and government and the European Commission of this”.The risk of further reductions to European Structural and Investment Funds were also discussed the day before on Tuesday 7 October, in a joint meeting between the European Parliament’s Committee on Regional Development and the CoR’s Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget organised in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2019.

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IBM and Fraunhofer team up to promote quantum computing in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 17 settembre 2019

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s leading organization for applied research, announced an agreement to set up a partnership that will advance research in the field of quantum computing. The aim of this cooperation is to develop expertise and new strategies for the use of quantum computing in industry and for applied processes.Under the terms of the joint initiative, an IBM Q System One quantum computer is to be installed at a German location. It will be the first facility of its kind in Europe. The IBM Q System One is designed to perform multi-qubit operations to an extremely high level of quality, stability, reliability and reproducibility. These factors and the resultant large quantum volume – a measure of the power of a quantum computer – mean that the IBM Q System One is the ideal platform for state-of-the-art research into concrete quantum computing applications in science and industry.

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“The 2019 Analytical and Life Science Instrumentation Market in Europe: The Eurozone and Beyond”

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 12 settembre 2019

With its large and diverse economy, Europe remains a key market for analytical instrument manufacturers. The report features data on market size and five-year (2018 – 2023) growth rates for 81 analytical technologies in the European market. These market sizes are consolidated into 10 categories of laboratory instrumentation and segmented by the European region and end market.The report also presents the results of a survey directed to 232 life scientists working in the pharma/bio, academia, and clinical space. The results presented have a particular focus on laboratory suppliers for top technologies, including HPLC, GC, mass spectrometry, atomic spectroscopy, molecular spectroscopy, and a variety of life science instrumentation. Other areas of focus include the trajectory of laboratory spending, and a look at the implications of Brexit, Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe, and other challenges and opportunities that laboratories will be facing in the near future.

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Roku Expands Roku TV Licensing Program Into Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 10 settembre 2019

IFA – Roku Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) today announced it is further expanding the Roku TV™ licensing program into Europe. Roku CEO Anthony Wood shared during his keynote speech that Hisense is the first European Roku TV partner and is expected to launch Roku TV models in the UK in Q4. Hisense Roku TV models combine Roku’s intuitive and easy-to-use operating system including thousands of streaming channels; with Hisense’s picture and screen technologies delivering 4K Ultra HD resolution and enhanced detail and contrast levels of HDR. Showcased this week at IFA, a world-leading consumer tech show in Berlin, attendees can see the first Hisense Roku TV for Europe in Roku’s Booth #234, Hall 26 and Hisense’s Booth #201, Hall 6.2.TV manufacturers can license Roku TV reference designs and use the Roku OS to quickly build world-class smart TVs. Roku TV was first introduced at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, and today 100+ models are available from 10+ brands in North America. Roku estimates that in the first half of 2019 more than one-in-three smart TVs sold in the U.S. were Roku TVs, making the Roku OS the #1 selling smart TV OS in the U.S.“While consumers love Roku TV’s simplicity and advanced features, TV manufacturers benefit from the low cost of manufacturing, a variety of technology options, and support from Roku. The ability to quickly bring to market a leading smart TV experience that is regularly updated by Roku and is packed with entertainment gives TV manufacturers an edge in the competitive TV business,” said Wood. “We are pleased to bring the Roku TV licensing program to Europe and look forward to the first Hisense Roku TVs in market this year.”

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Beacon® Tip Catheters Available in Europe Again

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 4 settembre 2019

Cook Medical is pleased to announce that Beacon® Tip Catheters are once again available to physicians in Europe. As of September 2019, the catheters are available in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Spain and Italy. Cook is continuing to work on releasing the products to customers in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the near future.
“Patient safety is always a priority for us, and we are proud of the changes we have made. Improved packaging allows for physicians to once again have access to catheters, designed for torqueability, visibility and pushability, to improve procedural outcomes’, said Mike Williams, global director of Cook Medical’s Vascular programmes. Beacon Tip Catheters are used for diagnostic angiographic procedures and feature a visible distal tip designed to improve visualisation when using fluoroscopic guidance.In 2016, Cook Medical issued a voluntary global recall of all Beacon Tip Catheters following concerns that the tips were fracturing due to environmental factors. As patient safety is always a priority, engineers at Cook began intensive testing to find a solution. The products now come with specialised foil packaging to help protect the catheters from the environmental effects that contributed to the recall. Cook invested resources into innovating the product packaging and meeting regulatory standards from multiple governing bodies. The catheters were reintroduced in the United States and Canada in 2018 and are now approved for physician use in many countries in Europe. To learn more about Cook Beacon Tip Catheter products, visit

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The “Europe Neurostimulation Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 – 2024)”

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 agosto 2019

The major factors for the growth of the Europe neurostimulation market include the increase in geriatric population and rising prevalence of neurological disorders, rising demand for minimally invasive surgeries, and technological advancement.Among the age-related neurodegenerative disorders, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common, after Alzheimer’s disease. An estimated 10 million people are affected by this disease, globally. According to NHS UK, Parkinson’s disease is found affecting around 1 in 500 people, which means there are an estimated 127,000 people in the UK with the condition.Most people with Parkinson’s start to develop symptoms when they’re over 50, although around 1 in 20 people with the condition first experience symptoms when they’re under 40. Furthermore, neurostimulation devices also play a significant role in pain management.Recently in November 2018, Abbott announced the launch of the new DRG Invisible Trial System, which is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and received CE Mark in Europe.Thus, owing to the rising prevalence of neurological diseases and increasing technological advancements the market is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period.

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QIAGEN’s New QIAstat-Dx Gastrointestinal Panel Demonstrates Excellent Performance in Multicenter Clinical Study in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 agosto 2019

QIAGEN (NYSE: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced the publication of a multicenter clinical study demonstrating the accuracy of its QIAstat-Dx syndromic testing solution for diagnosing the causes of acute gastroenteritis. The QIAstat-Dx Gastrointestinal Panel delivered high performance compared to other, existing multiplex tests in this study which evaluated 385 patient samples at university hospital laboratories across Europe.The study showed the QIAstat-Dx Gastrointestinal Panel was highly sensitive (98.2% positive percent agreement, a measure of ability to detect pathogens) and specific (99.9% negative percent agreement, a measure of ability to identify true negative samples). Multiple pathogens were identified in nearly one-third of the patient samples that tested positive. Authors emphasized the system’s “ease of use” and that the system and assay yielded results in approximately one hour. The study also cited the ability of the QIAstat-Dx panel to provide cycle threshold (CT) values and amplification curves, quantitative indications of the amount of nucleic acids detected, as a unique advantage in interpreting diagnostic findings for gastrointestinal syndromes, which can be complicated by co-infections or false positives in testing. These are important capabilities which other currently widely used syndromic platforms do not offer.The article, “Multicenter evaluation of the new QIAstat Gastrointestinal Panel for the rapid syndromic testing of acute gastroenteritis,” has been accepted for publication by the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (EJCMID) and is available online. The study was conducted at Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre in Denmark and University Hospital of Bonn in Germany.
Introduced in Europe in early 2018 and the United States in mid-2019, the QIAstat-Dx system enables fast, cost-effective and easy-to-use syndromic testing with novel Sample to Insight solutions. The QIAstat-Dx Gastrointestinal Panel provides differential detection of more than 20 bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens implicated in gut infections. The panel is already available in Europe. The QIAstat-Dx Respiratory Panel, for detection of more than 20 common viral and bacterial infections in respiratory syndromes, is currently available in Europe and the United States.QIAGEN is developing a broad pipeline of planned assays for the QIAstat-Dx content menu, spanning infectious diseases, oncology, companion diagnostics and other disease areas.

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KCI Expands Surgical Incision Management Offering in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 17 agosto 2019

KCI, an Acelity Company, today announced the availability of two additional PREVENA™ Therapy offerings in Europe: the PREVENA DUO™ Incision Management System with PEEL & PLACE™ Dressing – 13cm and PREVENA PLUS PEEL & PLACE™ Incision Management System – 35cm. Both of the new introductions incorporate the proven clinical benefits of PREVENA™ Therapy, providing clinicians with solutions to meet the evolving needs of post-surgical incision management. PREVENA™ Therapy helps hold incision edges together and protects incisions from external infectious sources. The PREVENA DUO™ System is the first single use negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system designed specifically for the simultaneous management of two closed surgical incisions, configured to help reduce post-operative complications in bilateral procedures, such as vascular harvesting, breast reconstruction and orthopedic trauma surgeries.
PREVENA PLUS PEEL & PLACE™ System – 35cm is suitable for long incisions commonly used in revision surgery, while also providing higher exudate storage capacity. The PREVENA PLUS™ System offers the proven effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy with improved versatility, portability, and flexibility.
Surgical site infections (SSIs) present a significant burden in Europe, with more than 500,000 cases in Europe each year.1 SSIs are associated with longer post-operative hospital stays, reduced patient quality of life, may necessitate additional surgical procedures, may require intensive care, and can result in higher morbidity and mortality.2 Infections, the most common surgical site complication, account for up to 20 percent of all of healthcare-associated infections and cost the NHS up to £700 million each year.3,4 Recently, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published a Medtech Innovation Briefing (MIB) on PREVENA™ Incision Management System. The MIB assesses the most recent published evidence on the technology and surmises that PREVENA™ Therapy can lead to significantly reduced incision site complications in comparison to standard care dressings. Clinical specialists invited to add comment in the report also agreed that using PREVENA™ Therapy would likely lead to cost savings as a result of the reduction in surgical site complications (SSCs) and a reduced need for dressing changes.

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Europe’s Second-Largest Medical Cannabis Market

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 11 luglio 2019

EMMAC Life Sciences Ltd, the European independent medical cannabis company, is pleased to announce that it has formed a 50/50 joint venture company, Fontana S.R.L. (“Fontana JVCo”), with Sergio Fontana, the founder and major shareholder of Farmalabor S.R.L. (“Farmalabor”), one of Italy’s most active licensed importers and distributors of medical cannabis. Fontana S.R.L. has already submitted applications for licenses to import, store, manufacture and distribute medical cannabis products in Italy, which is the second-largest medical cannabis market in Europe. Pending the grant of such licences, Fontana JVCo will work with Farmalabor as its exclusive partner to commercialise medical cannabis and wellness products as well as commence operations and sales in Italy.The partnership positions Fontana S.R.L. as Farmalabor’s dedicated cannabis partner. Fontana JVCo combines Farmalabor’s existing medical cannabis sales and operations, pharmacy network and expertise within Italy with EMMAC’s industry expertise and integrated supply chain for cultivation and manufacturing. The partnership agreement with Farmalabor will provide Fontana JVCo with sales services, including distribution to 12,000 pharmacies. It is expected Fontana JVCo has the potential to rapidly establish itself as the largest supplier of medical cannabis and wellness products in Italy.


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Sevan Multi-Site Solutions expands into UK and Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 5 luglio 2019

Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, LLC (Sevan), a leader in delivering innovative design, program management, construction services and data analytics services to organizations with multiple sites, proudly celebrates the opening of their new office in London, England, located just a block from the Hammersmith Tube Station.Sevan’s leaders have had plans for European expansion since day one. Eight years ago, the company started in Downers Grove, Illinois (USA) with seven ambitious leaders. Their motivation and drive immediately became the roots of a rapidly growing company. The leaders had a vision: to be the best in the world at delivering innovative design, program management and construction services to companies with multiple sites. The company now operates in all 50 US states, Canada, Europe and the UK.“Since we founded the company in 2011, we have always focused on our vision statement,” President and CEO Jim Evans said. “Expanding our company footprint into Europe is an important part of getting to be the best in the world and is another step in the right direction.”
Leaders have been visiting Europe to bring on new team members who are based in the new London headquarters. They’ve also been meeting with clients in several countries in preparation for Sevan’s first Europe-based projects.Sevan helps global brands roll out multi-site initiatives every day. One major client is McDonald’s, where they proudly remodeled more than 2,000 sites in 2018 including the iconic Rock-N-Roll McDonald’s at 600 N. Clark Street. Additional clients include 7-Eleven, BP, Chipotle, Kroger, Starbucks, Walgreens and many more.

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Inawisdom Expands Its Presence in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 21 giugno 2019

Inawisdom is delighted to announce the opening of its new offices in Rotterdam, Netherlands. This move represents the strategic expansion of the Inawisdom brand and the opportunity to accelerate growth in the AI/ML space across the Netherlands and Europe.
Inawisdom has experienced significant growth over the past two years and with this exciting success accelerating into 2019, the team has now grown to over 70 people. Inawisdom already delivers its market leading and innovative services to customers across the UK, Europe and the Middle East.“Together with the offices in Ipswich and London, the new office will enable us to further expand and strengthen our capabilities on an international scale. We are excited about the journey ahead, working with our customers to help them realise the value from their data for market differentiation. Our customers speed to value realisation is at the heart of our business.” Neil Miles, CEO. Inawisdom’s new office is in the iconic ‘Willemswerf’ office building which is renowned for its striking architecture designed by the Amsterdam architect Wim Quist. Located in Boompjes, there are spectacular views overlooking the Erasmus and Willems bridge.

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OurCrowd & NOAH Advisors Partner to Jointly Promote Startup Investments in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 6 giugno 2019

OurCrowd, a leading global investment platform and Israel’s most active venture investor, has announced a new strategic relationship with NOAH Advisors, a leading European corporate finance boutique and organizer of the NOAH Conferences. NOAH Advisors will support OurCrowd in expanding its European deal flow into top European startups, in countries such as Germany, Switzerland, and the UK. As part of the partnership, NOAH Advisors’ network of Family Offices, senior executives, tech investors, and startups will gain access to OurCrowd’s top investment opportunities. NOAH Advisors and selected clients will gain ‘VIP’ access to OurCrowd’s annual Global Investment Summit (February 11th – 13th, 2020) in Jerusalem.This partnership will launch at the NOAH Conference in Berlin (June 13th – 14th, 2019), which will feature selected OurCrowd portfolio companies, the principals of which will have the opportunity to showcase and expand business development relationships in Europe. OurCrowd Management will be speaking at NOAH Berlin, NOAH London (October 30th – 31st, 2019), and the newly announced NOAH Zurich (September 22nd – 23rd, 2020), which will be followed by the first Family Office Day (September 24th), co-hosted with the Family Office Circle (FOC). The Zurich conference is an invite-only event designed to connect international investors and Family Offices with Swiss startups and global success stories.
OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved said, “Europe is practically next door, with many Israeli startups choosing to focus on this market. We are excited to partner with NOAH in growing OurCrowd’s European activity both in terms of high-quality investors and impressive deal flow. There are amazing innovations being developed in Europe now, and now is the time to bring Israel and Europe closer, collaborating on new ideas and innovation finance.”
OAH Advisors founder and CEO Marco Rodzynek said, ”The partnership with OurCrowd allows NOAH to offer fantastic new investment products to our network. Family Offices and high net-worth individuals, who are increasingly interested in growth investments, get directly exposed to the best companies in Israel and globally. Moreover, OurCrowd opens up a new pool of capital to the best European growth companies.”

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Head of Financial Institutions, UK and Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 31 Mag 2019

Starr Insurance Companies today announced the appointment of Andrew Hopper as Head of Financial Institutions for the UK and Europe. Hopper joins Starr on June 3 and will be responsible for the strategy and profitable growth of the Financial Institutions division.
Prior to Starr, Hopper was a senior client executive within the FinPro Practice at Marsh in London.“Andrew brings more than 17 years of financial industry insurance experience on both the broker and carrier sides of the business,” said Liz Ilott, chief underwriting officer, Financial Lines, Starr Underwriting Agents Ltd (SUAL). “He’s developed smart risk management solutions for large financial institutions throughout his career, including banks, asset managers, and life insurance companies, with a solid track record of driving revenue growth for his employers. His leadership will help us to develop new channels and strengthen our client and partner relationships.”

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Europe’s Vision Guided Robotics Software Market to 2027

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 Mag 2019

The Europe vision guided robotics software market accounted for US$ 275.54 Mn in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.7% over the forecast period 2019-2027, to account for US$ 935.91 Mn in 2027.Factors including growing acceptance of vision guided robots are significantly and high potential of mass customization driving the vision guided robotics software market. However, lack of skilled operator in the developing countries across region is impeding the market growth. Mounting demand of technological proficiencies of 3D machine vision is opportunistic for the growth of the market.The major manufacturing companies in several countries across the globe are adopting smart technologies heavily with an objective to reduce day to day challenges. The consumer demands for customized robots are increasing for performing various monotonous work across the organization and can be upgraded easily with time as well as with changing requirement.
The personalized product has the potential to provide several benefits to producers as well as consumers that fits their needs accordingly. The constant enhancement of the product has empowered thousands of companies to invest lower costs as compared to a traditional mass producer.
Industries such as the automobile, aerospace, healthcare, logistics, transportation, and manufacturing among others are heavily integrating their workstations with robotic technologies. In recent years, various robotic companies developed vision-guided robots, which has changed the global automation scenario to a great extent as these robots have multiple benefits over conventional robots. Some of the benefits are these robots are capable of multi-tasking, and carries cameras that reduce the integration of sensor technology and are highly accurate and efficient among others.For instance, the automotive and general manufacturing industries are flourishing in Europe. The increasing demand for automation is aiding the growth of vision-guided robots. As per the International Federation of Robotics, in the year 2017, Germany had a workforce of approximately fifty-three thousand people and with a robot density of 309 robots per 10 thousand employees across industries.Several sectors in Europe are focusing on adopting robotics solutions with the aim of improving operational efficiency and increasing production. The significant adoption of robotic solutions is creating substantial market space for robotic solutions manufacturers in the region. This factor is facilitating the market growth in the current scenario, and the same trend is anticipated to propel the demand for vision-guided robots market in the coming years in Europe.These initiative provide various benefits to the Europe vision guided robotics software based companies located in the region thus, increasing the growth of vision guided robotics software markets. This initiative provides multiple benefits to the companies present in this region and thus increasing the growth of vision guided robotics software market in the region.On the basis of technology, the 2D vision guided robotic software segment is leading the vision guided robotics software market. However, the 3D vision guided robotic software segment are anticipated to grow at a highest CAGR. The manufacturers are integrating the fixed or static robots and mobile robots with multiple cameras and sensing technologies in order to optimize their performance while carrying out a desired task. These cameras and sensors help the robots to identify any objects from all 3 axes (X-axis, Y-axis and Z-axis), facilitating the robot to understand the object and task easily.The introduction of machine vision software into 3D vision guided technology robots is expected to increase the skills of the automated system during random bin picking, packaging heavy materials and assembling different parts of machineries among others. There are various advantages of 3D vision guided technology such as it provides richer data information which includes information related to object flatness, surface angle and volume; measurement stability; precision and repeatability; multi-sensor stitching, and precision robotic guidance.In addition, 3D vision guided technology assists the robots in handling boxes of various dimensions for palletizing, which is a major factor in warehouse industries. These factors are expected to drive the 3D vision guided technology in the coming years, and thus boosting the market growth for vision guided robotics software market in the future.Some of the players present in vision guided robotics software market are ABB Ltd., Fanuc Corporation, Robotic Vision Technologies, Inc., iRobot Corporation, MVTec Software GmbH, Pick-it N.V., Recognition Robotics Inc., Vision Nerf S.A., Nachi Robotic Systems, Inc., and KUKA Robot Group among others.

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Mark Gillespie Joins Clearwater to Lead Operations in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 Mag 2019

Clearwater Analytics® announced today that Mark Gillespie has joined the firm as Director of Europe Operations to lead the company’s continued operational expansion in Europe.Clearwater empowers investment professionals worldwide with collaborative client servicing paired with its leading SaaS solution for investment portfolio data management, reconciliation, accounting, and reporting services. Since its founding in 2004, the company has remained committed to two primary goals: delivering long-term client success, and building and growing an outstanding team of colleagues dedicated to this mission.
Mark comes to Clearwater with 24 years of experience in global financial institutions. Previously, Mark was Citibank’s Site Head and Operations Director for Fund Administration Services in Edinburgh. Prior to Citibank, Mark was an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan, for Fund Accounting Operations.“I am excited to join Clearwater as we find new ways to provide clients with a top-level solution, which includes excellent servicing,” said Mark. “I chose Clearwater for the personal approach they take to working with their clients. With the momentum achieved in the past couple of years, Clearwater has much potential in the European market and I look forward to being a part of that growth.”Extensive market knowledge, and a proven track record of supporting customers both large and small, make Mark a perfect fit for Clearwater, which is expanding its European operations to better service its expanding global clientele. In 2018, Clearwater added more than $540 billion in new assets to the platform from Europe alone. Clearwater presently serves more than 60 insurance, investment management, and corporate treasury clients across 13 countries in Europe.Mark will oversee the daily operations for Clearwater’s Europe-based development, client servicing, product, and other personnel. He will also continue to build the team in Edinburgh, which has grown considerably over the past 12 months and will have over 100 people by the end of this year. He will also add to the team of specialists based in Clearwater’s London office.

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Europe Day, Elena Bonora parla di “Europa querula et vulnerata”

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 Mag 2019

Parma Giovedì 9 maggio alle 17, al Palazzo del Governatore, in occasione della Festa per l’Europa (Europe Day), Elena Bonora, docente di Storia moderna all’Università di Parma e Coordinatrice dell’Unità di Storia del Dipartimento di Discipline Umanistiche, Sociali e delle Imprese Culturali – DUSIC, terrà la lectio magistralis “Europa querula et vulnerata”. Conflitti religiosi e coesistenza nell’Europa del Cinquecento, nell’ambito della rassegna Seminari di Europa organizzata dall’Università di Parma con il Comune di Parma e numerosi partner istituzionali.Interverranno all’incontro il Prefetto Giuseppe Forlani, il Pro Rettore alla Terza Missione dell’Università di Parma Fabrizio Storti, il Direttore del Dipartimento DUSIC Diego Saglia, il Direttore amministrativo della Fondazione Collegio Europeo di Parma Alfredo Alessandrini e Alessandro Pagliara, docente di Storia Romana all’Università di Parma e responsabile organizzativo dei Seminari di Europa.
Formatasi alle Università di Venezia e di Torino sotto la guida di Marino Berengo e Massimo Firpo, Elena Bonora si è prevalentemente occupata di storia politico-religiosa nella prima età moderna. Nel 2015-16 ha insegnato come professeur invité all’Università Paris IV-Sorbonne e, nel 2017, è stata nominata Directeur d’études associé alla Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme di Parigi. Ha tenuto numerose lezioni e conferenze in Europa e negli Stati Uniti. Tra le sue pubblicazioni, si segnalano Giudicare i vescovi. La definizione dei poteri nella Chiesa postridentina (Laterza, 2007), Roma 1564. La congiura contro il papa (Laterza, 2011) e Aspettando l’imperatore. Principi italiani tra il papa e Carlo V (Einaudi, 2014). Attualmente coordina, in qualità di Principal Investigator, il progetto PRIN 2019: Gli archivi segreti del nunzio: diplomazia papale e società multiconfessionale europea prima della Guerra dei Trent’anni.
L’incontro del 9 maggio fa parte del primo ciclo dei Seminari di Europa: una serie di appuntamenti pensati per riflettere sui temi dell’incontro tra culture e sul patrimonio culturale europeo come bene comune, sugli ideali, i principi e i valori che ne sono alla base, in un momento estremamente complesso della storia d’Europa.L’iniziativa è organizzata dall’Università di Parma (DUSIC – Unità di Storia e di Lingue, e Centro Universitario per la Cooperazione Internazionale – CUCI) con il Comune di Parma (Assessorato alla Cultura), ed è frutto della collaborazione con la Giunta Centrale per gli Studi Storici di Roma, l’Ufficio Scolastico provinciale di Parma e Piacenza, la Fondazione Collegio Europeo, la Scuola per l’Europa, il Liceo scientifico “Marconi” e il Polo Scolastico Agro-Industriale di Parma.Questo primo ciclo, intitolato “Costruire ponti e abbattere muri”: migrazioni, accoglienza e spirito europeo, è stato compreso tra le iniziative patrocinate dal Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali in occasione dell’Anno Europeo del Patrimonio Culturale.
I Seminari di Europa sono destinati non solo alla comunità accademica ma aperti alla cittadinanza, e in modo particolare agli alunni e ai docenti delle scuole del territorio. La partecipazione è valida per gli insegnanti (previa iscrizione sulla piattaforma ministeriale S.O.F.I.A.) a titolo di aggiornamento professionale.

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Shabbat Shalom Europe!

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 Mag 2019

The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is expected to attract over 10,000 international tourists between the 14th and 18th of May, and for many, this will be their first visit to Israel. The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality In collaboration with Eatwith would like to offer the incoming tourists of all backgrounds the unique experience of an authentic Shabbat meal at the home of host families in Tel Aviv.
Shabbat dinners, held at sunset on Fridays, are a cultural staple of many Israeli families – secular and religious. Most local families gather together with family and friends on a weekly basis. The Shabbat Dinner project will match tourists of any religion and cultural background with local host families for a meaningful night around a Shabbat dinner table. Tourists from around the world will take part in a unique immersive experience and will enjoy a home cooked meal while learning about Jewish traditions that have been observed for centuries. This project aligns with the growing travel trend of experiential tourism, where tourists seek to be immersed in the local culture and are on the lookout for authentic experiences. Ron Huldai, The Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo: “We are working hard in order to make sure that the Eurovision Song Contest will be an unforgettable experience for everyone, including the local residents who wish to be a part of this major tourism boom. The Shabbat Dinners Project is one of the many ways to connect the thousands of tourists to Tel Aviv families and introduce them to the wonderful Jewish tradition of Shabbat in Israel. By the way, I already told Yael, my wife, to not make plans on the Friday before the Eurovision final, because we will be cooking!”

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The battle for Europe’s future

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 Mag 2019

Thierry Chopin, special advisor at the Jacques Delors Institute, Nicolò Fraccaroli, PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Nils Hernborg, Master student in International Economic Policy at Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, and Jean-François Jamet author of several books and articles on European integration and the Economic and Monetary Union, highlight the forces at work in this campaign for the European elections. This paper investigates the practical implications of the political dividing lines (cleavages) and expected outcomes ahead of the European Parliament elections of 23-26 May 2019. These dynamics will determine the political balance and direction of the new European Parliament and European Commission for the next five years.
For this purpose, we first provide novel projections of the composition of the future European Parliament, both with and without the UK, as the UK’s participation remains unclear at this stage in view of the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. We then compare these projections to the current composition of the European Parliament, showing that the future Parliament will likely be more fragmented, less pro-European, and contain a larger number of anti-establishment right-wing Members of the European Parliament.
The composition of the future European Parliament is however only partially informative of the balance of power that will underpin European politics in the next legislative term. Future coalitions and majorities needed to appoint the European Commission and vote legislation will in fact depend on the dominant ideological cleavages. We hence analyse the evolution of cleavages in the European Union from a historical and political science perspective and outline their potential political consequences. Notably, changes in the political landscape could lead majorities to be based on cleavages related to societal values on selected topics. The latter may end-up reviving the left-right divide on policy choices related to salient issues such as immigration, compared to differences of views on European integration which are expected to underpin majorities on EU constitutional issues such as the coalition necessary to appoint the next European Commission.

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Gillette Gaming Alliance Heads to Inaugural TwitchCon Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 14 aprile 2019

Gillette (NYSE: PG), the world’s leading expert in men’s grooming, today unveiled its plans for a one-of-a-kind fan experience at TwitchCon Europe, which will take place in Berlin from April 13-14, while further highlighting the Gillette Gaming Alliance (GGA), a team of 11 Twitch streamers from 11 countries, that was announced last month in partnership with Twitch.“We are really excited to be heading to TwitchCon Europe, the first event outside of the U.S., with our Gillette Gaming Alliance members – some of the best streamers from around the world,” said Jaweria Ali, Global Marketing Director at Gillette. “As a brand, we are committed to sparking and contributing to positive change through our ‘The Best Men Can Be’ efforts, and we are thrilled to bring this important initiative to the Twitch community while supporting our Alliance members and engaging with both esports and gaming fans alike.” The Gillette brand activation at TwitchCon Europe (located at #F35) will include two streaming stations for Gillette Gaming Alliance members and a shave station for grooming touch-ups where both GGA members and fans can get shaves with SkinGuard razors, the latest product innovation with new technology designed to address skin sensitivity and prevent irritation for men. The activation will also feature a curing station, a machine used as part of RZR MKR to finalize customization on razors, plus some demos of the Gillette Lab’s heated razor.Additionally, Gillette will be sampling razors to fans, with products such as Gillette Fusion Proglide with Flexball, which feature blades Made in Berlin. Gillette will host meet and greets with Gillette Gaming Alliance members, and gift them with a customized razor handle. Fans can stop by from 9am to 8pm to check out the fun offerings and receive free product samples.As an extension of Gillette’s “The Best Men Can Be” campaign, the brand will leverage the Gillette Gaming Alliance to raise funds for charities, in the interest of supporting organizations that help men achieve their personal “best.” Members of the Alliance that choose to participate will dedicate their livestream to select charities, and Gillette will match the funds raised by the steamers from their fans, with all proceeds going to the designated partners.

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