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EA Announces Partnerships to Publish Three New Independent Games

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 10 giugno 2019

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and partners Zoink Games, Glowmade and Hazelight Studios announced three new promising and independent development projects coming to consoles and PC. Lost in Random is Zoink’s next game after releasing the stunning Fe, offering a unique spin on puzzles and combat. RustHeart is Glowmade’s EA Originals debut where players can forge an endearing friendship with a courageous robot hero. Hazelight’s follow up to the critically-acclaimed A Way Out™ builds on the studio’s expertise and success, with a new cooperative experience that will be named at a later date.
EA Originals supports up-and-coming studios by showcasing unique, innovative games to more players on all platforms. Following the success of Coldwood Studios’ Unravel™, the label has built a proven track record with the BAFTA-winning A Way Out by Hazelight and Fe by Zoink, blazing the trail for games like Sea of Solitude by Jo-Mei Games launching on July 5, 2019. The success of these partnerships has expanded the collaborative charter with new independent developers, such as the recently announced RustHeart from Glowmade and new EA Partner Velan Studios for more inspiring future titles.EA is also increasing its commitment to players by offering more quality games from some of best developers in the industry through its subscription services. With EA Access on PlayStation® 4 launching this July in addition to Xbox One and PC services, EA will offer subscriptions on more platforms than any other gaming company. EA’s Origin Access on PC gives players one of the deepest and highest rated catalogs of PC games available, featuring more than 200 games from more than 85 content partners boasting an average Metacritic score of 80.

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SnapLogic Announces Strategic Partnership with Solita in the Nordics

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 6 giugno 2019

SnapLogic, provider of the #1 Intelligent Integration Platform, today announced a strategic partnership with Solita, a leading strategy, technology, and data company based in the Nordics, to accelerate digital transformation initiatives at organizations across Europe. Solita will become a strategic OEM partner for SnapLogic in Europe, embedding SnapLogic’s Intelligent Integration Platform into Solita’s Agile Data Engine solution.
Solita is a digital transformation consultancy driven by data and human insight. The company provides services and technology solutions that help reinvent businesses and society for the better. Solita’s services range from strategic consulting to service design, digital development, data, AI & analytics, and managed cloud services. In addition to Finland, Solita has offices in Sweden, Germany, and Estonia.SnapLogic is a platinum sponsor at this week’s Snowflake Summit, taking place June 3-6 in San Francisco, where it will be discussing this new partnership alongside Solita – which was recently named Snowflake’s 2019 EMEA Solution Partner of the Year. The new collaboration between SnapLogic and Solita aims to help customers speed up their digital transformation projects by putting integration front and center. Together, the two companies will enable enterprises to quickly and easily integrate their technology landscape of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, cloud data warehouses, analytic tools, big data technologies, and more, so they can more quickly achieve their digital transformation goals.

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Partnership Framework Agreement with Institut Pasteur on Gene Therapy Programs Targeting Hearing Loss

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 29 maggio 2019

Sensorion (Paris:ALSEN) (FR0012596468 – ALSEN) a pioneering clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company which specialises in the development of novel therapies to restore, treat and prevent inner ear diseases such as hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo, today announces the signature of a research partnership framework agreement with Institut Pasteur (Paris) granting to Sensorion an option to obtain exclusive licenses to develop and market drug candidates in gene therapy coming from collaborative projects, for the restoration, treatment and prevention of hearing disorders.In accordance with the letter of intent announced the 23rd of November 2018, Sensorion and Institut Pasteur have leveraged the last six months to reach a partnership framework agreement. This agreement provides for, after completion of a research program, an exclusive option to obtain licences. The terms of the licences are predefined for two specific programs aiming at correcting hereditary monogenic forms of deafness including Usher Type 1 and deafness caused by a mutation of the gene encoding Otoferlin. As for the other projects in the field of hereditary monogenic forms of deafness, the terms of the licences will be negotiated in light of the results of the research programs. Lastly, Sensorion has preference rights on Institut Pasteur’s research programs in the field of genetic inner ear diseases in order to set up collaborations.In the event of a change of control of Sensorion that has not been approved by the Sensorion Board of Directors, Institut Pasteur has the right to terminate the partnership framework agreement.
The Genetics and Physiology of the Hearing Unit of Institut Pasteur, led by Professor Christine Petit, has developed world-class expertise over the last 25 years in the molecular physiology and physiopathology of the hearing system. Recent advances have led to the development of gene therapy programs to treat monogenic form of inner ear diseases. Researchers, including the Institut Pasteur team, have managed to restore hearing in a mouse model of DFNB9 (Otoferlin) deafness, a hearing disorder that is one of the most common cases of congenital genetic deafness. This work was published in a prestigious scientific journal.

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U.S. Xpress Announces Partnership with Operation Freedom Dogs

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 25 maggio 2019

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: USX) (the “Company”), the nation’s fifth largest asset-based truckload carrier by revenue, today announced a partnership with Operation Freedom Dogs, a Chattanooga-based nonprofit organization that provides disabled combat veterans with a service dog at no cost.Through the partnership, U.S. Xpress will provide Operation Freedom Dogs with funding for service dog adoptions and training programs. The partnership is the latest addition to U.S. Xpress’ ongoing military initiatives, and couples the Company’s Military Appreciation Month efforts.“With almost nine percent of our workforce comprised of veterans, U.S. Xpress proudly supports and values the experience, commitment and work ethic of veterans from all branches of service,” commented Eric Fuller, President and CEO of U.S. Xpress. “Through our partnership with Operation Freedom Dogs we can play a part in helping combat veterans transition back to civilian life.” As part of Military Appreciation Month, the Company also participated in Chattanooga’s 70th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade, the Chicago Memorial Day Parade, and attended a career fair at Fort Hood.Named a Military Friendly employer by Viqtory for three consecutive years, U.S. Xpress has numerous military initiatives that aid veterans who are transitioning to careers in the transportation industry. Programs include the Company’s Post 9/11 GI Bill® Apprenticeship Program for drivers and shop technicians, as well as an advanced rate of pay program that allows veterans with CDL licenses to start at the same rate of pay as a driver with two years of experience.

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Masimo and Mindray Announce Expanded Partnership

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 maggio 2019

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) and Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd. (SZSE: 300760) announced today that they have entered into a purchase and license agreement, under which Mindray will offer Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry – noninvasive, continuous measurement of oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate (PR), and perfusion index (Pi) – in its monitoring devices. Mindray devices equipped with SET® will now be available in select countries in Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Asia-Pacific (excluding China), including Australia and India.Mindray is a leading global provider of medical devices and solutions. Mindray’s products and services can be found in healthcare facilities in over 190 countries, and over 1.1 million Mindray monitors have been used or are in use across the world, representing the world’s third-largest patient monitoring market share. Patient monitors now available with integrated Masimo SET® pulse oximetry include the Mindray BeneVision N and BeneView T series for use in high-acuity environments and the ePM, iPM, and iMEC series for use in a variety of clinical scenarios, among other devices.Jon Coleman, President of Worldwide Sales, Professional Services, and Medical Affairs, Masimo, commented, “We’re excited to enter into this agreement with Mindray, so that more patients, clinicians, and hospitals can benefit from the unmatched performance of Masimo SET® pulse oximetry.” Yang Ting, General Manager of International Sales and Marketing, Patient Monitoring and Life Support, Mindray, said, “We are very happy to expand our cooperation with Masimo from North America to more regions, so that our customers will have access to the outstanding SpO2 technology from Masimo. It is a proof of our constant commitment to bringing advanced medical technologies to people in need, and making better healthcare more accessible for all.”

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Adtalem Global Education and Northeastern University Form Strategic Partnership

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 maggio 2019

Adtalem Global Education, a global educator and workforce solutions provider (NYSE: ATGE), and Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business, a thought leader in navigating the complexities of digital convergence and Artificial Intelligence (AI), have signed a strategic alliance agreement. Through their partnership, Adtalem and D’Amore-McKim will bring new products and services to the marketplace, leveraging subject matter expertise and content from Northeastern, and global distribution channels and financial services education and certification expertise from Adtalem.
The first offering to launch under the partnership is a certificate course on AI for Financial Services. AI thought leaders and expert finance and technology practitioners will design and teach the course to provide financial services professionals with a solid understanding of AI and its applications in financial services. The course will also give business professionals the ability to assess AI readiness within their organization and the tools to become AI champions capable of addressing specific business needs.Available in summer of 2019, the course will launch in online, on-demand, self-paced options and is designed to be completed within 8–10 hours over 2–4 weeks, culminating in a certificate of completion. The course also can be tailored to corporate clients with facilitated sessions and expert faculty members.The banking and financial services industry is at the forefront of AI adoption, using AI to improve the accuracy of credit scoring, fraud detection, personal budgeting and algorithmic stock trading and giving rise to robo-advisers, chat-bots, and machine underwriters. As automation continues to drive efficiencies in quantitative functions, companies and organizations will look to reskill employees into higher value, more qualitative roles.
Adtalem’s financial services portfolio currently consists of several organizations with a range of professional education products and services, including: the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), its CAMS certification is one of the most widely recognized anti-money laundering certifications among compliance professionals worldwide; Becker Professional Education, which offers programs in CPA Exam Review and continuing professional education courses; and EduPristine, one of India’s leading training providers in accounting, finance and digital marketing.

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Al via la partnership fra traghettilines e myparking

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 26 aprile 2019

Genova. Traghettilines, il noto centro prenotazioni online di Traghetti per tutto il Mediterraneo, ufficializza la preziosa partnership avviata con MyParking, prima piattaforma italiana di prenotazione e pagamento online del parcheggio nata nel 2007 cui fanno capo numerosissime strutture nelle principali città e presso le più importanti stazioni, aeroporti e porti del Paese. La collaborazione si basa su un accordo di reciproco vantaggio a favore dei rispettivi clienti, e prevede uno sconto sul traghetto per tutti i viaggiatori che lasceranno la propria auto presso una delle strutture affiliate al network MyParking; viceversa, sarà previsto uno sconto sul parcheggio per i passeggeri che prenoteranno un traghetto senza veicolo al seguito e che avranno necessità di farlo sostare in un’area parking ubicata in prossimità del porto di imbarco.
“Sono migliaia i passeggeri che ogni anno, prenotando su http://www.traghettilines.it raggiungono la destinazione scelta senza traghettare il proprio veicolo, ragion per cui crediamo che l’iniziativa possa essere particolarmente apprezzata per un duplice motivo: da una parte quello legato al risparmio ovviamente, poiché i nostri clienti avranno accesso ad uno sconto sulle prenotazioni confermate sul portale MyParking. Ci teniamo però a sottolineare anche l’aspetto pratico volto a facilitare la scelta del parcheggio: al termine della procedura di prenotazione, infatti, i nostri clienti potranno consultare la piattaforma MyParking per individuare il parcheggio convenzionato più vicino al porto di imbarco e prenotare in totale sicurezza senza effettuare ulteriori ricerche”, afferma Silvia Cioni, Direttore Commerciale di Traghettilines.
“Siamo molto lieti di dare inizio a questa partnership con Traghettilines, realtà con cui siamo proprio… sulla stessa lunghezza d’onda – aggiunge Piero Violante, responsabile sviluppo di MyParking – Condividiamo infatti la volontà di offrire ai nostri clienti un servizio comodo e utile, che permetta di organizzare con la massima serenità qualsiasi spostamento e che lasci spazio unicamente al piacere del viaggio. Del resto, contrariamente a quanto si potrebbe credere, non sono rari i casi di chi s’imbarca sul traghetto senz’auto e ha quindi necessità di affidarla a un parcheggio: da chi vi arriva con un furgone e porta con sé sul traghetto solo la moto, a chi sa di poter contare su una vettura una volta a destinazione, a chi fa rotta verso piccole isole in cui l’auto non è utilizzabile”.
Un’altra importante iniziativa promossa da Traghettilines dunque, che oltre a confermarsi il portale di riferimento per le prenotazioni di traghetti per tutto il Mediterraneo, si mostra ancora una volta attento alle esigenze di chi viaggia via mare.

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Dassault Systèmes and BHP Engage in a Long-Term Strategic Partnership

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 aprile 2019

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and BHP, a world-leading global resources company, have engaged in a long-term strategic partnership to leverage the application of digital technologies to mining.Combining the experience and resources of each company, the ambition is to unlock value by applying technologies proven in other industries to the core mining fundamentals of geoscience and resource engineering. The partnership intends to create a new level of understanding of resource and operational potential, underpinned by both companies’ commitment to safety and sustainability.“BHP and Dassault Systèmes share the same vision and ambition for the mining of the 21st century,” said Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “By digitalizing all operations from planning to exploitation, our 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides the full ‘digital twin experience’ of the end to end processes; a unique collaborative innovation environment for holistic optimization. This transformational approach provides market agility, improved predictability, sustainable mining innovation, and significant cost reduction all along the life cycle; a proven track record that has transformed the manufacturing industry to date.”

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TA Associates Announces Partnership with Indira IVF

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 17 aprile 2019

TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced that it has completed a significant minority investment in Indira IVF, a leading India-based infertility treatment provider. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 2014 by Dr. Ajay Murdia, Dr. Kshitiz Murdia, Nitiz Murdia, Ashish Lodha and Manish Khatri, Indira IVF is one of India’s largest network of in-vitro fertilization (“IVF”) centers. The company offers a wide variety of infertility treatments, including advanced IVF technology. Indira IVF currently operates 59 centers across 16 states in India and has completed nearly 27,000 IVF cycles in the last 12 months. Indira IVF has a staff of 1,800, including more than 150 IVF specialists and 100 embryologists.
Research suggests that infertility affects 10-15% of married couples in India. Ernst & Young estimates that more than 25 million couples actively seeking children in 2015 were suffering from infertility-related issues. Industry estimates suggest that there are 150,000-250,000 IVF cycles being done annually in India, and Ernst & Young expects the industry to grow at nearly 20% annually.Naresh Patwari and Dhiraj Poddar will join the Board of Directors of Indira IVF as nominee directors of TA Associates Advisory Private Limited.Pioneer Legal (previously with DSK Legal) provided legal counsel and KPMG served as financial advisor to TA Associates. Veritas Legal provided legal counsel to Indira IVF. TA Associates Advisory Private Limited provided advisory services on the investment.

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Nuova partnership Unicredit-UnionPay

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 aprile 2019

UnionPay International e UniCredit hanno annunciato oggi di avere firmato una lettera di intenti finalizzata a rafforzare la loro esistente collaborazione.L’accordo delinea l’intenzione da parte delle due società di cooperare nell’emissione di carte a marchio UnionPay in Italia, di espandere – in collaborazione con la vasta rete di banche controllate da UniCredit – le attività di UnionPay in altri Paesi europei , in particolare Bosnia ed Erzegovina, Bulgaria, Croazia, Repubblica Ceca e Serbia, e di sviluppare forme di pagamento innovative.Il nuovo accordo amplierà ulteriormente la gamma di prodotti di pagamento che UniCredit mette a disposizione della propria clientela.UnionPay, che vanta la più ampia base di possessori di carte al mondo, è diventata il metodo di pagamento preferito all’estero dai cinesi titolari di carte di credito. La collaborazione tra UnionPay e UniCredit risale al 2013. A oggi, UnionPay è accettata in Italia da tutti gli sportelli bancomat di UniCredit e dall’intera rete di oltre 200 mila terminali POS dislocati presso i merchant suoi clienti. L’anno scorso, UniCredit ha attivato sui terminali POS anche i pagamenti contactless per i titolari di carte UnionPay. Quest’anno la banca prevede di permettere anche agli esercenti che operano online l’accettazione di UnionPay.Nel 2017, UniCredit e UnionPay hanno iniziato la loro cooperazione anche a livello internazionale con un accordo relativo all’acquiring stipulato con la controllata turca di UniCredit.In Europa, UnionPay è accettata da oltre 3,3 milioni di commercianti in 40 paesi e regioni, coprendo oltre il 60% di tutti gli esercenti che accettano carte bancarie. Inoltre, la sua rete globale è estesa a 174 paesi e regioni e copre 52 milioni di commercianti e 2,6 milioni di sportelli bancomat (ATM) in tutto il mondo.

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Al via la partnership tra StartupItalia

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 marzo 2019

E’ la più grande piattaforma italiana dedicata all’ecosistema startup – e COPERNICO – la rete di luoghi di lavoro e servizi dedicati allo smart working con 12 sedi in Italia e all’estero – al fine di creare la nuova community italiana dell’innovazione e permettere a fondatori, freelance e imprese di interagire, condividere buone pratiche, fare networking, contaminarsi e sviluppare progetti di open innovation.Un accordo importante che si sviluppa su tre direttive.
In primis, un hub dedicato che avrà sede nel nuovo spazio di Copernico Zuretti, che inaugurerà ufficialmente a ottobre. Copernico Zuretti ospiterà l’ambizioso progetto lanciato a dicembre da StartupItalia in collaborazione con Marco Montemagno e Nana Bianca, fondata da Paolo Barberis, Alessandro Sordi e Jacopo Marello, e a cui si sono uniti oltre 1.900 investitori e una serie impressionante di manager, professionisti e imprenditori tra cui: Marco Bassilichi, Simone Bellocci, Andrea Campana, Giovanni Canetta Roeder, Fabio Cannavale, Andrea Casalini, Celeste Condorelli, Andrea Di Camillo, Cristiano Esclapon, Sergio Gonella, Stefano Guindani, Augusto Lippi, Massimiliano Pellegrini, Paolo Rota, Andrea Santagata, Marinella Soldi, Simona Tedesco e Carlotta Ventura. La community avrà a disposizione l’area di co-working – all’interno del centro Copernico di Via Zuretti, 38, a Milano: un centro di complessivi 8.000 metri quadri con cortile interno, che ospiterà 80 uffici con oltre 400 postazioni, coworking con circa 90 postazioni, 13 sale meeting, 5 aree break, 2 lounge, 4 sale dedicate ad eventi e formazione e un caffè/ristorante, welcome area.Sarà poi creata una membership congiunta: la community di StartupItalia avrà accesso a tutti gli spazi COPERNICO presenti nelle città di Milano e Torino, che verrà poi estesa ai nuovi centri in apertura in altre città lungo tutto lo stivale. La community di COPERNICO avrà a sua volta accesso ad UP, l’Academy di StartupItalia, la nuovissima digital academy per le professioni del futuro, la tecnologia e la nuova imprenditoria in Italia, creata in Joint Venture con Marco Montemagno.La partnership vedrà inoltre le due realtà collaborare per sviluppare congiuntamente contenuti relativi al mondo dello smart working, facendo leva sui punti di vista privilegiati delle due aziende in questo mercato.
La partnership afferma l’intenzione di COPERNICO di consolidare, con un progetto dedicato, la propria presenza nel mondo delle startup, degli investitori e professionisti dell’innovazione che sempre di più animano la città di Milano. Un progetto che arricchisce ulteriormente il percorso di COPERNICO, che dal lancio nel 2015 è stata in grado di rilevare i grandi cambiamenti del mondo del lavoro e tradurli in spazi adatti ad ogni esigenza. L’iniziativa si inserisce all’interno del più vasto progetto di StartupItalia di trasformarsi da media company in una rampa di lancio per le startup italiane attraverso una serie di attività che comprendono, oltre all’hub in Copernico Zuretti, anche la creazione di eventi e la realizzazione di una piattaforma data driven e di una nuova digital academy, pensata per l’insegnamento delle professioni del futuro. http://www.startupitalia.eu

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ABB and Formula E celebrate partnership at 50th race in Hong Kong

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 marzo 2019

ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer has congratulated Formula E chairman/ founder Alejandro Agag on the continued success of the ABB Formula E Championship, with the presentation of a specially commissioned pitboard to mark the series’ 50th race.In support of the title partnership, ABB this year became official charging partner of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, which races with the ABB Formula E championship. ABB Terra 53 DC chargers power the I-PACE SUV racecars throughout their race weekend.As the world leader in electric vehicle infrastructure, ABB has sold 10,500 DC chargers, including high power chargers up to 350 kW, across 73 countries – more than any other manufacturer. ABB entered the EV-charging market back in 2010 and offers the full range of charging solutions for electric cars, electric and hybrid buses as well as electrification solutions for ships and railways.Ahead of the 50th round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, heavy morning rain left the track surface damp and treacherous for competitors. But a thrilling race resulted in victory for Sam Bird, of Envision Virgin Racing, with Edoardo Mortara (Venturi) second and Lucas Di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) third.The series’ global tour will continue in two weeks with a first race in Sanya, which marks a return for the championship to mainland China for the first time since 2015.

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Fleet Complete Finalizes Investment Partnership with Ontario Teachers’

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 5 marzo 2019

Fleet Complete®, one of the fastest growing tech companies in the connected vehicle space, has finalized its previously announced investment partnership agreement with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (“Ontario Teachers’”).In November 2018, Ontario Teachers’, Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan, agreed to acquire equity in Fleet Complete from existing investors, including funds managed by Madison Dearborn Partners (“MDP”), a leading private equity firm based in Chicago. With the support of Ontario Teachers’ and ongoing partnership with MDP, Fleet Complete’s management team will continue to execute on the company’s global growth ambitions. MDP remains a significant investor in Fleet Complete.Established in the technology industry for twenty years, Fleet Complete has one of the leading and most comprehensive connected vehicle platforms globally, helping small to medium-sized businesses and large enterprises improve their daily operations. Serving approximately 500,000 subscribers around the world, Fleet Complete harnesses state-of-the-art technology and partnerships with leading global OEMs to provide some of the most innovative solutions for clients.Lazard and Barclays acted as financial advisors to Fleet Complete. Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Dentons Canada LLP served as legal counsel to Fleet Complete and MDP. Torys LLP served as legal counsel to Ontario Teachers’.

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European Parliament votes in favour of EU-Morocco fisheries partnership

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 2 marzo 2019

The European Parliament has given its consent to the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the EU and Morocco. This agreement, valid for 4 years, allocates fishing opportunities for the EU in exchange for an overall financial contribution of € 208 million euros. A substantial part of this contribution will be used to promote the sustainable development of the fisheries economy in Morocco and the Western Sahara.
Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella said: “The agreement with Morocco that the European Parliament endorsed today is good news for fishers on both sides of the Mediterranean. It is a real partnership in which both sides will benefit economically, contributing at the same time to more sustainable fishing.” Bilateral fisheries relations between the EU and Morocco go back a long way: the first agreement dates from as early as 1995. At that time, it was by far the most important fisheries agreement between the EU and a third country. Today, the EU has nine such bilateral agreements in force, which allow the EU fleet to fish surplus stocks that are not being fished by local fishermen. At the same time, these agreements support the partner countries by strengthening their administrative and scientific capacity through a focus on sustainable fisheries management, monitoring, control and surveillance.This agreement with Morocco is good news for European fishers. For the coming four years, around 130 vessels from up to 10 EU Member States will be allowed to the fishing grounds of Morocco and Western Sahara to catch tuna, demersal and small pelagic fish such as sardines, mackerel and anchovies.In exchange, the EU will pay a sum of €208 million euros, part compensation to access the fishing zone, part contribution to sectoral fishing support and part fees payable by ship-owners. This financial input will directly contribute to the sustainable development of Morocco’s, and Western Sahara’s fisheries sector. A Joint Committee will plan and monitor the use of these sectoral support funds.The Agreement is also politically important, as it helps maintaining constructive relations with an essential partner of the EU in the framework of our Neighbourhood policy. The new protocol fully takes into account the EU’s Court of Justice Resolution of February 2018 on the Western Sahara consideration.

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OurCrowd and Korea’s KEB Hana Bank Sign Investment and Partnership MOU

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 15 gennaio 2019

OurCrowd, a global leader in equity crowdfunding and among the world’s most active venture capital platforms, today announced its latest institutional partner in Asia, with a portfolio investment from South Korea’s KEB Hana Bank (“KEB Hana”), a subsidiary of the Hana Financial Group.Hana Financial Group is one of the largest bank holding companies in South Korea and KEB Hana is the country’s most acclaimed Private Bank. Along with an equity stake for the bank in a cross section of current and future OurCrowd portfolio investments, OurCrowd and KEB Hana have entered into an MOU agreement to pursue cooperation in support of Korea’s innovation ecosystem, aimed at creating key relationships for Korea’s major corporations seeking technology solutions for the future.“The hightech cooperation between Israel and South Korea is quickly evolving into an economic powerhouse,” said OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved. “We are delighted to welcome KEB Hana to a front row seat at the table, as we provide diversification of venture capital opportunities across the globe to the bank, and ultimately to a wide audience of impressive corporations and accredited investors in South Korea. This latest step forward, in addition to the partnerships we have established in Korea, will help leverage incredible commercial potential as we deepen the interface between the two countries’ industrial collaborations in various hi-tech fields.”Last year, OurCrowd and its seed stage incubator Labs/02, signed a collaboration agreement with two of South Korea’s leading venture capital firms, DTNI and Yozma Group Korea. These agreements, facilitated by the Korea-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation, aimed at strengthening bilateral strategic collaboration, supporting investment partnerships, and focusing on rapidly growing deep-tech startups in both countries. OurCrowd plans to feature several innovative startups from South Korea as part of a special pavilion at the upcoming Global Investor Summit on March 7, 2019 in Jerusalem’s International Convention Center.
Since its entry into the Asian market in 2015, OurCrowd has positioned itself as a leading provider to the local market, offering valuable investment opportunities to regional investors, while also delivering global capital via its online platform into several startups from Hong Kong, Singapore, and India. Other current partnerships in the region include United Overseas Bank in Singapore, Shanghai Commercial Savings Bank in Taiwan, Citic Pacific in Hong Kong, Reliance Private Client in India, and National Australia Bank. In May of 2018, OurCrowd announced its most recent investment, from Thailand’s Bangkok Bank. With its rapidly expanding presence, OurCrowd’s network effect has impacted international business development for startups and corporates across the region.

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“PRIMA – Initiative Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area”

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 5 gennaio 2019

Parma L’Università di Parma è tra i partner di due progetti vincitori di “call” all’interno del programma europeo “PRIMA – Initiative Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area”, mirato a sviluppare soluzioni innovative e multidimensionali in materia di agricoltura, industria alimentare e uso dell’acqua e a promuovere la loro concreta applicazione da parte degli utenti finali.
I due progetti “MED4Youth” e “SAFFROMFOOD” sono focalizzati su alimentazione e nutrizione e sono realizzati da partnership internazionali. L’ente finanziatore per i partner italiani è il Ministero dell’Istruzione, Università e Ricerca – MIUR, che per le attività di ricerca di entrambi assegnerà all’Università di Parma circa 640 mila euro. Coordinatore per l’Ateneo è Daniele Del Rio, Professore associato di Nutrizione al Dipartimento di Scienze Medico-Veterinarie e Presidente della Scuola di Studi Superiori in Alimenti e Nutrizione.A far parte di entrambe le cordate europee è, per l’Università di Parma, il gruppo di ricerca di Nutrizione Umana, con i proff. Daniele Del Rio, Francesca Scazzina, Furio Brighenti e Nicoletta Pellegrini. Per il progetto “SAFFROMFOOD” sono coinvolti anche i proff. Erasmo Neviani, Camilla Lazzi e Valentina Bernini del gruppo di Microbiologia degli Alimenti del Dipartimento di Scienze degli Alimenti e del Farmaco. Ai docenti vanno aggiunti anche numerosi giovani ricercatori: i Post-Doc Pedro Mena, Daniela Martini, Donato Angelino, Letizia Bresciani, Margherita Dall’Asta e Alice Rosi e i dottorandi e borsisti di ricerca attivi nei laboratori del gruppo.Per il progetto “MED4Youth” sono poi coinvolti anche il Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Informatiche, con il prof. Federico Bergenti dell’Unità di Intelligenza Artificiale, e il Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia, con il prof. Carlo Caffarelli dell’Unità di Clinica Pediatrica.
Lo scopo principale del progetto “MED4Youth – Mediterranean Enriched Diet for tackling Youth Obesity” è rafforzare le conoscenze relative alla relazione esistente tra dieta mediterranea e salute in termini di riduzione dell’obesità infantile, grazie all’identificazione degli effetti positivi riscontrati dopo il consumo di una dieta mediterranea che includa prodotti salutari tipici del bacino del Mediterraneo. A tal fine, una delle attività centrali di “MED4Youth” sarà la conduzione di uno studio multicentrico basato sulla dieta mediterranea e sull’utilizzo di strumenti tecnologici (ICT), su un target di popolazione adolescente obesa di Italia, Spagna e Portogallo. L’Università di Parma costituirà il centro italiano di riferimento per la conduzione di questo studio d’intervento, mirato anche a comprendere, mediante l’utilizzo di tecniche omiche, se e come la dieta mediterranea possa essere coinvolta nella modulazione del microbiota (le comunità batteriche che risiedono nell’intestino) e nella produzione di specifici metaboliti colonici. Questo approccio multidisciplinare permetterà di aumentare le conoscenze relative ai benefici della dieta mediterranea nella prevenzione dell’obesità e di fattori di rischio cardiovascolare nella popolazione giovanile europea. Nel progetto sono coinvolti altri due centri di ricerca europei: Fundació Eurecat (Spagna – ente coordinatore) e Universidade de Coimbra (Portogallo). Nella partnership anche tre piccole e medie imprese: NOVAPAN S.L. (Spagna), Shikma Field Crops (Israele) e Scientific Food Centre (Giordania).
“SAFFROMFOOD – Valorisation of saffron and its floral by-products as sustainable innovative sources for the development of high added-value food products” ha come principale obiettivo quello di ideare e sviluppare prodotti a elevato valore nutrizionale utilizzando materiali di scarto provenienti dalla lavorazione dello zafferano vero (Crocus sativus), ottimizzando un processo produttivo eco-sostenibile. Lo zafferano è una pianta diffusamente coltivata nei paesi del bacino mediterraneo sia per finalità alimentari sia per scopi medicinali e la sua produzione prevede enormi quantità di materiale di scarto contenenti ancora una notevole frazione di composti bioattivi. Scopo del progetto è quello di recuperarli per creare un nuovo mercato fatto di integratori, di aggregati per la cosmetica, di composti per fortificare alimenti e numerose altre applicazioni. Il progetto prevede la sinergia di altri 8 partner: centri di ricerca come il Centre de Recherche Scientifique et Technique sur les Régions Arides (Algeria), il Max Rubner-Institut (Germania), l’INRA-Nutri Neuro (Francia), l’Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (Portogallo), industrie come Activ’Inside (Francia) e atenei come l’Universidad de Murcia (Spagna), l’Université Abderrahmane Mira de Béjaia (Algeria) e l’Universidad Miguel Hernandez (Spagna – ente coordinatore).

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Nuovo accordo di Partnership tra Europcar e Scandinavian Airlines

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 22 dicembre 2018

Europcar – brand di Europcar Mobility Group e N ° 1 in Europa nel rent a car – ha lanciato una nuova partnership con Scandinavian Airlines, compagnia di bandiera di Norvegia, Svezia e Danimarca, ottava compagnia aerea in Europa nonché membro di Star Alliance, che collega più di 123 destinazioni in Europa, Stati Uniti e Asia.Ovunque viaggino, i passeggeri SAS potranno contare sulla qualità dei servizi Europcar grazie ad un vastissimo network di ufficio di noleggio in tutto il mondo.
Quando prenotano il volo, i passeggeri SAS possono accedere alla offerte Europcar e prenotare facilmente anche il proprio noleggio auto.Siham El Haïl, Head of International Partnerships, ha dichiarato: “Siamo lieti di collaborare con Scandinavian Airlines per offrire servizi di mobilità ai nostri comuni Clienti. Europcar e SAS condividono lo stesso approccio e la stesso orientamento al Cliente; siamo certi che la nostra capacità di accompagnare i passeggeri dal primo all’ultimo miglio del loro viaggio con un’offerta tailor made rappresenti un importante valore aggiunto”.

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Citi Announces Global, Mission-Led Partnership with the International Paralympic Committee

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 16 dicembre 2018

Citi today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to become an international partner through 2020 and to support National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) in 18 countries as they prepare for upcoming World and regional Championships, as well as the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.The 18 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) Citi will sponsor include: Australia, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, and the UAE.
Citi serves clients through a local presence in each of these 18 NPC communities and will engage fans through integrated marketing campaigns and promotions to generate excitement and national pride around the extraordinary accomplishments of the countries’ Para athletes. Citi will also work to help support the day-to-day needs of individual NPCs.
“Citi and the IPC are ideal partners because we share a deep passion for helping to foster a more diverse and inclusive society,” said Citi CEO Michael Corbat. “These athletes have overcome adversity to achieve the world’s most elite level of sporting excellence. Their strength, perseverance and determination is truly what makes them exceptional, and we look forward to supporting their journey to compete on the global stage.”“We are delighted that Citi joins the IPC as our third international partner and that the company’s support extends to NPCs spanning four continents, as well as a number of Para athletes,” said IPC President Andrew Parsons. “Citi has been involved in the Paralympic Movement for more than six years and we look forward to working closely with them to explore opportunities to further awareness of how our work transforms society and drives social inclusion.”Citi began its relationship with the Paralympic Movement in 2012 with its sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams. During that time, Citi has supported eight U.S. Paralympians and featured them prominently in their marketing campaigns, supported U.S. Paralympic sports programs, as well as featured them in colleague engagement promotions. In 2018, Citi served as a sponsor of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation Wheelchair Rugby World Championship in Australia, World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships in Ireland, Asian Para Games in Indonesia, and Para Powerlifting Americas Open Championships in Bogota.

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StartupCity Europe Partnership

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 2 dicembre 2018

Brussels. “Circa 50 città saranno molto probabilmente alla guida dell’economia europea dell’innovazione nei prossimi anni, mentre tutte le altre città e gli altri comuni rischieranno di venire sempre più emarginati. Questo crescente divario potrebbe potenzialmente scatenare disaggregazioni e separatismi”. Con queste parole Alberto Onetti, Chairman di Mind the Bridge e Coordinatore di Startup Europe Partnership, ha ufficialmente lanciato lo scorso venerdì al Parlamento Europeo a Brussels l’iniziativa “StartupCity Europe Partnership (SCEP)” con il pieno supporto del Presidente Antonio Tajani e della Commissaria europea per l’economia e la società digitale Mariya Gabriel, che ha inviato un messaggio di sostegno attraverso il suo segretario di gabinetto, presente all’incontro.
La nuova iniziativa, parte del programma Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) e guidata da Mind the Bridge, mira a supportare lo sviluppo di strategie startup interconnesse a livello locale ed è stata già sposata da diversi rappresentanti di città europee.
Tra questi i Sindaci di Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Heraklion (Grecia) Malaga e Siviglia (Spagna) e Varna (Bulgaria), che figurano già tra i primi firmatari, oltre ai rappresentanti di Coimbra e Braga (Portogallo), Siviglia, Extremadura e Murcia (Spagna), Copenhagen (Danimarca), unitamente alla Young Entrepreneurs di Thessaloniki (Grecia), al National Union of County Councils of Romania e al Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR).
Durante la cerimonia è stato inoltre presentato un nuovo Report dal titolo “Startup City Hubs in Europe”, un primo tentativo per misurare l’impatto dell’economia dell’innovazione su scala granulare, con un’attenzione particolare verso il ruolo che le città hanno nella concentrazione dei centri di innovazione.
I dati mostrano che in Europa sono 476 le città con almeno una scaleup. 48 (circa il 10% del totale) ne ospitano 3759 (circa il 67% del totale) con un capitale raccolto pari al 74% del totale. Questa concentrazione, tuttavia, non rispecchia l’attuale distribuzione né del PIL (345) né della popolazione (14%). Queste 48 città molto probabilmente saranno alla guida dell’economia dell’innovazione europea dei prossimi anni, con l’effetto collaterale di emarginare sempre più le altre città e gli altri comuni.

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Immobiliare: Fiaip stringe una partnership con Gate-away.com

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 15 novembre 2018

È stata siglata una nuova partnership tra Fiaip, Federazione Italiana Agenti Immobiliari Professionali che oggi rappresenta più del 53% degli agenti immobiliari italiani, e la Gate-away.com, portale immobiliare per l’estero. Una grande occasione per tutti gli agenti immobiliari, iscritti alla Fiaip, che vorranno rivolgersi a possibili acquirenti stranieri. Con questa nuova partnership Fiaip intende offrire soluzioni personalizzate e vantaggiose alle agenzie immobiliari che desiderano posizionarsi sul mercato internazionale promuovendo i propri immobili.Oggi Gate-away.com è il primo portale immobiliare italiano dedicato ad acquirenti internazionali e rappresenta un’importante vetrina internazionale per gli annunci immobiliari, rivolgendosi esclusivamente al mercato estero e a tutti coloro che desiderano comprare immobili in Italia. L’inserimento delle proprietà sul sito del portale internazionale contribuisce ad aumentarne la visibilità e le probabilità di vendita per ogni agenzia immobiliare. Gli annunci immobiliari riporteranno sempre i dati dell’immobile nelle 10 lingue maggiori e avranno sempre i contatti diretti dell’agente immobiliare. Per gli Associati Fiaip, che aderiranno alla convenzione, è previsto uno sconto del 10% su tutti i pacchetti visibilità e per i corsi d’inglese specifici per il Real estate – con insegnati qualificati di madrelingua in video chiamata – della Gate-away.com.Fiaip e Gate-away.com nel corso dell’anno organizzeranno inoltre insieme, in tutt’Italia, seminari formativi gratuiti per gli agenti immobiliari, fondamentali per approcciarsi in maniera corretta agli stranieri che desiderano acquistare la casa dei sogni nel nostro Paese e che sono in netto aumento. Secondo i dati del primo semestre 2018 la maggior parte delle richieste da parte di stranieri che intendono investire in Italia provengono soprattutto da Stati Uniti +40.59%; Germania + 8.18%; Regno Unito +14.52% e Francia +16.86%.

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