HERZOGENAURACH, Germany - Wednesday, 29. November 2023
(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sports company PUMA showed that it can successfully turn an experimental version of its classic SUEDE sneaker into compost under certain tailor-made industrial conditions, as it announced the results of its two-year-long RE:SUEDE experiment.
In 2021, PUMA created 500 pairs of the experimental RE:SUEDE, using Zeology tanned suede, a TPE outsole and hemp fibres. The RE:SUEDEs were worn for half a year by volunteers in Germany to test the comfort and durability of the shoes before PUMA sent them to a specially equipped industrial composting area operated by its partner Ortessa Group in the Netherlands.
A special procedure had to be established to turn the shoes into compost. First, they were shredded and mixed with other green household waste and placed into a composting tunnel. They were then sprayed with leaching-water from earlier composting that contains nutrients and naturally heated due to the biological activity and controlled air circulation in the tunnel. After approximately 3.5 months, the materials that were small enough (<10mm) to pass through a sieve were sold as Grade A compost for agricultural use (within the standards of the Netherlands), while the remaining materials were returned to the composting tunnel until they too had broken down to the desired level (<10mm). Ortessa Group adhered to all legal requirements for compost applicable at their facilities in the Netherlands during this process.
“While the RE:SUEDE could not be processed under the standard operating procedures for industrial composting, the shoes did eventually turn into compost,” said Anne-Laure Descours, Chief Sourcing Officer at PUMA. “We will continue to innovate with our partners to determine the infrastructure and technologies needed to make the process viable for a commercial version of the RE:SUEDE, including a takeback scheme, in 2024.”
Transparency is another important pillar of the RE:SUEDE experiment, as PUMA will share its insights in a detailed report, so its peers and other interested stakeholders can learn from the experiment and apply the learnings to their own initiatives.
“We learned a lot during the RE:SUEDE trial and how to streamline our industrial composting process to include items that need longer to turn into compost,” said Marthien van Eersel Manager Materials & Innovations at Ortessa. “While all RE:SUEDE materials can decompose, the sole of the RE:SUEDE required more pre-processing and additional time in the composting tunnel to completely break down.”
As a result of the feedback received from the people who wore the RE:SUEDE for half a year, PUMA will improve the comfort of future versions of the shoes by enhancing the overall fit by using a new material pattern for the upper and the sock liner.
The RE:SUEDE experiment was the first programme, together with the novel polyester recycling programme RE:FIBRE, to launch as part of PUMA’s “Circular Lab”, an innovation hub led by PUMA’s innovation and design experts with the aim to create the future of the company’s circularity programmes.
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PUMA is one of the world’s leading sports brands, designing, developing, selling and marketing footwear, apparel and accessories. For 75 years, PUMA has relentlessly pushed sport and culture forward by creating fast products for the world’s fastest athletes. PUMA offers performance and sport-inspired lifestyle products in categories such as Football, Running and Training, Basketball, Golf, and Motorsports. It collaborates with renowned designers and brands to bring sport influences into street culture and fashion. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd. The company distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs about 20,000 people worldwide, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach/Germany.
Ortessa is a group of five enterprising waste companies: veyzle, Lammertyn.net, van Kaathoven, Rondo and Valor Composting. Together, the subsidiaries master all links of waste management, collection and processing and prove daily the power of smart partnering. Each with its own specialism in the field of waste, but with one clear joint mission: to be open about waste. With a realistic, pragmatic and results-oriented view, the Ortessa Group helps clients deal with waste challenges.
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Results From Galderma’s Phase IIIb Trials Demonstrate Rapid and Long-Lasting Effect of RelabotulinumtoxinA on Crow’s Feet and Frown Lines
ZUG, Switzerland - Thursday, 30. November 2023
Both trials met their primary endpoints, demonstrating treatment with RelabotulinumtoxinA resulted in a statistically significant improvement in frown lines and crow’s feet.1,2
Results reinforce the rapid onset of action of RelabotulinumtoxinA, with some patients reporting improvement as early as day one in both trials.1,2
Results also underscore the durability of RelabotulinumtoxinA with at least a third of patients rating their frown lines as ‘improved’ or better through to month 12 in one study.2
Treatment was well tolerated and all treatment-related adverse events were reported as non-serious.1,2
(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Galderma announced today topline results from two phase IIIb trials investigating RelabotulinumtoxinA for the treatment of glabellar lines (GL – frown lines) and lateral canthal lines (LCL – crow’s feet). Both studies met their primary endpoints, demonstrating that RelabotulinumtoxinA, a novel liquid formulation botulinum toxin A, significantly improves both frown lines and crow’s feet, with a rapid onset of action as early as day one and long duration.1,2
“These results provide an additional layer of confidence in the long-lasting efficacy, speed and convenience of RelabotulinumtoxinA, which not only represents the innovation of our neuromodulator portfolio, but also demonstrates our commitment to responding to the real needs of healthcare professionals and patients.”
BALDO SCASSELLATI SFORZOLINI, M.D., Ph.D.
GLOBAL HEAD OF R&D
43QM2106 is a phase IIIb, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to assess the aesthetic improvement and onset of action of RelabotulinumtoxinA in patients with moderate to severe frown lines. The trial met its primary endpoint, with 92.9% of those treated with RelabotulinumtoxinA rating their frown lines as ‘improved’ or better on the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS) at month one, compared to 9.1% of those treated with placebo (P<0.001).1
Results reinforced the rapid onset of action and durability of RelabotulinumtoxinA, with 40% of patients rating themselves as ‘improved’ or better on the GAIS as early as day one, and more than a third (38%) of patients rating themselves as ‘improved’ or better at month 12. In addition, 68% and 43% of patients rated themselves as ‘improved’ or better at months six and nine respectively, and 40% of patients also reported at least a one grade improvement of frown line severity at month nine. RelabotulinumtoxinA was well tolerated; the majority of patients did not experience any adverse events and there were no related serious adverse events reported.1
43QM2107 is a phase IIIb, open-label, single-center study to assess aesthetic improvement of RelabotulinumtoxinA in patients with moderate to severe crow’s feet and frown lines. It also met its primary endpoint, with 100% of patients treated with RelabotulinumtoxinA rating their crow’s feet and frown lines as ‘improved’ or better on the GAIS at month one.2
RelabotulinumtoxinA demonstrated a rapid onset of action for both crow’s feet and frown lines, with the majority of patients (68% and 60% for crow’s feet and frown lines, respectively) rating themselves as ‘improved’ or better on the GAIS starting at day one. By day two, 100% of patients noted improvement for crow’s feet and 96% noted improvement for frown lines. This was reinforced by Subject Live Assessment results using a validated scale, which showed that 40% of patients on day one and 96% of patients on day four received a score of zero or one on a four-point scale for crow’s feet severity at maximum expression. For frown line severity, 32% of patients on day one and 92% of patients on day four received a score of zero or one. RelabotulinumtoxinA was well tolerated, with no adverse events reported in 92% of patients.2
Results from both studies are in line with those previously seen for RelabotulinumtoxinA.3,4
About RelabotulinumtoxinA (QM1114)
Developed by Galderma, RelabotulinumtoxinA is a highly-active, innovative, complex-free, and ready-to-use liquid botulinum toxin A with a proprietary strain and manufactured using a unique state-of-the-art process. It is designed as a liquid, avoiding the traditional requirement to reconstitute from powder and eliminating variability, errors and risks associated with reconstitution, which would be expected to improve the consistency of results. RelabotulinumtoxinA is currently being investigated globally by Galderma to expand its neuromodulator portfolio as part of the broadest Injectable Aesthetics portfolio on the market.
Galderma is the emerging pure-play dermatology category leader, present in approximately 90 countries. We deliver an innovative, science-based portfolio of premium flagship brands and services that span the full spectrum of the fast-growing dermatology market though Injectable Aesthetics, Dermatological Skincare and Therapeutic Dermatology. Since our foundation in 1981, we have dedicated our focus and passion to the human body’s largest organ – the skin – meeting individual consumer and patient needs with superior outcomes in partnership with healthcare professionals. Because we understand that the skin we are in shapes our lives, we are advancing dermatology for every skin story. For more information: www.galderma.com.
Galderma data on file: initial results of the phase IIIb 43QM2106 trial
Galderma data on file: initial results of the phase IIIb 43QM2107 trial
Shridharani, S., et al. Treatment of moderate-to-severe glabellar lines with RelabotulinumtoxinA, a new liquid botulinum toxin: Clinical efficacy and safety results from the READY-1 Phase III trial. Poster presented at Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology 2022, Las Vegas, NV, June 8-11, 2022
Ibrahim, SF, et al. Treatment of lateral canthal lines with RelabotulinumtoxinA, a new liquid botulinum toxin: Clinical efficacy and safety results from the READY-2 Phase III trial. Poster presented at Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology 2022, Las Vegas, NV, June 8-11, 2022.
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- Green Ammonia, whose combustion produces no CO2 emission, to co-fire a 330MW Unit
- APL is working with Japan’s IHI Corporation & KOWA for the pilot
- The project is under the aegis of Japan-India Clean Energy Partnership
(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the world leaders converge in the UAE for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28) from 30 November to 12 December 2023 to fast-track energy transition and slash emissions before 2030, Adani Power Ltd., India’s largest private sector power generator, has undertaken a ground-breaking green ammonia combustion pilot project at its Mundra plant as part of its multipronged decarbonization initiatives.
As part of the project, the Mundra Plant, which is India’s largest private sector power plant, will co-fire up to 20% green ammonia in the boiler of a conventional coal fired 330MW Unit.
Green ammonia, produced from green hydrogen, which in turn is produced through electrolysis using renewable energy, would be a feedstock for the boilers. As ammonia contains no carbon, there is no CO2 emission from its combustion, making it a long-term carbon neutral alternative to fossil fuels. Adani Power has already set a benchmark in the industry for ‘per-unit’ emissions and has adopted state of the art ‘Ultra Supercritical technology’ in its newest plants.
Adani Power has partnered with Japan’s IHI and Kowa to deliver the pilot and examine expansion to other APL units and stations. Kowa is active in energy saving and energy creating products, while IHI is a heavy industry company which has ammonia firing technology.
Combustion tests at IHI’s facility in Japan have begun with 20% ammonia blend, simulating Mundra Power Station equipment. The partners believe that the results will be encouraging enough to implement this solution at the Mundra Power Station once economic parity is achieved between both feedstocks. The Mundra plant is the first location outside of Japan to have been selected for this cutting-edge green initiative.
The project has been conceived under the aegis of Japan-India Clean Energy Partnership (CEP), which aims to ensure energy security, achieve carbon neutrality, and achieve economic growth. It has been selected under the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization’s (NEDO) "International Demonstration Project for Japanese Technologies Contributing to Decarbonization and Energy Transition". NEDO is Japan’s national research and development agency that fosters innovation by promoting technological development necessary for realization of a sustainable society.
“Adani Power is fully committed to reducing its carbon footprint through adoption of latest technologies and proactive measures across our business value chain. In furtherance of this vision, we are happy to partner with IHI and Kowa for blending green ammonia for our Mundra plant, which will reduce CO2 emissions. We will continue to integrate cutting-edge technologies increasingly to reduce emissions in the intermediate term,” said Mr. Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Adani Power Ltd.
For more information, visit www.adanipower.com
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Aviz Networks Expands Funding to $10M With New Investments From Accton, Cisco Investments and Wistron
SAN JOSE, Calif.
Funding to accelerate customer momentum for Aviz’s multi-vendor, GenAI-based networking stack along with adoption of SONiC based open networking
(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aviz Networks, a leader in open networking software for cloud-scale infrastructures serving telecom and enterprises, today announced it has added Cisco Investments to its latest funding expansion, joining existing investors, Moment Ventures, Accton and Wistron. This funding round, now reaching $10M, will accelerate customer momentum for Aviz’s multi-vendor, GenAI-based networking stack along with adoption of SONiC based open networking.
Aviz helps organizations achieve the performance and cost benefits of hyperscale networks by removing complexity and supplying AI-driven management features as part of a breakthrough Networking 3.0 software stack. Aviz’s stack supports the fast-growing SONiC open-source network OS (NOS) as well as multi-NOS environments and leverages the power of large-language-models (LLMs) to deliver unparalleled choice and capabilities. The company has seen rapid growth over the past 12 months, scaling its number of customers, revenue, and operational headcount to meet growing demand across multiple geographies. Aviz has witnessed a 250% growth in revenues with over 30 global customer engagements of various size.
Over the past three years, SONiC has emerged as a multibillion entity in the cloud and data center networking space, expected to reach $8B by 2027, according to research from communications industry analyst firm 650 Group.
“We are delighted to close this latest funding round that includes Accton, Cisco Investments, Moment Ventures, and Wistron. Our vision of delivering open, cloud & AI enabled networks for all enterprises and telecoms has rapidly taken shape as we partner with customers and our vendor ecosystem,” said Vishal Shukla, Co-Founder and CEO for Aviz. “Aviz continues to focus on supporting and leveraging community SONiC, and adding compelling innovations that enhance quality, drive down costs and accelerate time to deployment of open, cloud networks.”
“Accton is proud to be participating in this investment round with other global network leaders as it underscores our commitment to innovation in open networking. Aviz Networks has been extremely successful this year in the multi-billion dollar open network market, where SONiC plays a significant role. Accton is always pleased to collaborate with those that share our collective vision of employing AI and other cutting-edge technologies to meet the networking needs of enterprises and telcos,” said Jun Shi, CEO and President of Accton Group.
“Cisco is committed to accelerating innovation in networking to deliver comprehensive solutions to our customers,” says Aleem Rizvon, Vice President of Cisco Investments. “By investing in innovative startups, like Aviz, we are demonstrating our commitment to our partners and customers who value the open-source community.”
“Wistron is excited to see the multiple innovations and execution coming from Aviz as an early-stage company extending its reach to address the challenges of enterprise data center and cloud networks,” said William Lin, President of Enterprise & Networking B.G., Wistron Corporation. “Wistron is participating in this investment round so that our companies can work closely together to deliver the right solutions and substantial cost savings to enterprises as driven with robust SONiC edge deployments.”
Aviz Networks is a leading provider of solutions for Open, Cloud, and AI first networks. Aviz delivers switch platform agnostic, easy-to-use applications and APIs for network observability, orchestration, and assurance. Aviz also provides disaggregated support for multi-vendor SONiC deployments in data centers & edge networks. Aviz is on a mission to make SONiC a ubiquitous, accessible, and intelligent NOS for every stakeholder.
Learn more about Aviz at aviznetworks.com.
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IRVINE, Calif. - Wednesday, 29. November 2023 AETOSWire
(BUSINESS WIRE)--ReValve Solutions Inc. (ReValve), which has developed a next generation technology for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR), announced that an 81-year-old male, with a history of heart failure, a series of failed surgical by-pass grafts and severe mitral regurgitation (MR 4+), was successfully treated with the Palmetto System.
The next generation TMVR procedure was performed using ReValve’s Palmetto System on October 11, 2023, at the Punta Pacifica Hospital, Panama City, Panama by Interventional Cardiologists Dr. Charles Davidson (Medical Director, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern Memorial Hospital) and Dr. Temistocles Diaz (Chief of Interventional Cardiology at Punta Pacifica Hospital), along with Cardiovascular Surgeon Dr. Douglas Boyd, (Professor of Surgery, Vice Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina University) and Echocardiographer Dr. Edris Aman (Assistant Clinical Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of California, Davis Medical Center). The procedure was successfully completed in under an hour reducing the patient’s MR to trace. At 30 days, the patient continues to do well with zero MR and preserved ventricular function.
ReValve’s technology is designed to replace the Mitral Valve while also preserving the heart’s natural basal left ventricular function. “Our approach to TMVR is unique in that we work with the natural movement of the heart, as opposed to first-generation technologies which require the heart to work around a stiff implant. Our flexibility and four-point securement system provide a patent LVOT and maintains left ventricular function throughout recovery,” said Julie Logan Sands, Founder and CEO ReValve Solutions. “Many of the issues of Neo-LVOT and LV dysfunction were not fully understood nor anticipated in first generation technologies. ReValve’s first-of-its-kind TMVR is thoughtfully designed to expand the treatable population of patients suffering from Mitral Valve Disease,” added Sands.
“The procedure is straightforward, while the valve and delivery system performed as designed. Leaflet securement along with the low-profile valve frame helps to avoid LVOT obstruction that has been a significant limitation of several TMVR technologies. This first in human experience is very encouraging to expand transcatheter mitral valve replacement to a larger population,” said Dr. Davidson.
“The ReValve system is a promising technology. The immediate patient recovery is quite remarkable with preservation of the left ventricular function. The next morning the patient stated he was ready to sing again, we could not have had a better outcome,” said Dr. Diaz.
About ReValve Solutions
The Palmetto System is a complete mitral valve replacement system delivered via transfemoral-transseptal approach. The system is designed to avoid any disturbance to the left-ventricular outflow tract while preserving the basal left ventricular function and if needed, will allow for future replacement through a dedicated product line. Preserving options for the physician and patient is an essential part of the long-term solution to structure heart treatment. ReValve is an investigational device only and not available for sale.
ReValve Solutions, Inc. (www.revalvesolutions.com) is based in Irvine, CA with the mission of delivering innovative solutions to structural heart disease through catheter-based procedures which allow for long-term treatment options. For more information visit www.ReValveSolutions.com
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Thursday, November 30, 2023
(BUSINESS WIRE)--MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of mission-critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, today announced that Jana Haines has joined the firm as Head of Index and as a member of MSCI’s Executive Committee.
Based in New York, Ms. Haines will be responsible for the strategic development and execution of MSCI’s global Index product line. She will partner with senior leaders across the firm to manage the Index product development process. Ms. Haines will aim to drive innovation across index categories, including market cap, sustainability, climate, factors, thematics and asset classes, such as fixed income and private assets.
"As a longtime business leader, Jana has a proven track record of strategic thinking and a unique understanding of the value of MSCI’s indexes to investors,” said Baer Pettit, President and Chief Operating Officer of MSCI. “Jana’s extensive expertise in the global financial industry will be critical to MSCI building an even deeper understanding of our clients’ evolving needs for indexes that help them build better portfolios and develop investable financial products.”
Ms. Haines held a variety of senior leadership roles at MSCI from 2006 to 2021. Most recently, she served as Head of Index Product for Americas and EMEA, and Global Head of Fixed Income Indexes. Earlier in her tenure at MSCI, she held various roles within the Client Coverage team.
Since 2021, Ms. Haines was the Chief Strategy Officer of ARK Investments, where she worked alongside CEO Cathie Wood. She was instrumental in ARK’s transition to a scalable business and expanding the firm’s global partnerships.
Before she joined MSCI in 2006, Ms. Haines garnered diverse experience in financial markets at HypoVereinsbank and Richie Capital. She also co-founded the Private Equity Group in Prague. Ms. Haines holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
“I am deeply excited to rejoin MSCI at this time of tremendous innovation and expansion of the investment community’s needs and uses for indexes,” said Ms. Haines. “From diversification to decarbonization goals, investors need differentiated, high-quality data and timely insights to confidently drive outcomes in an ever-changing world. MSCI is uniquely well-placed to serve these needs of investors through the creation and management of best-in-class indexes, and I am looking forward to leading the next phase of innovation at MSCI to help our clients make better investment decisions.”
About MSCI Inc.
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Australian SaaS provider selects Rimini Street’s end-to-end IT support and managed services to streamline part of its ecosystem and improve talent retention
(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of end-to-end enterprise software support, products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software, and a Salesforce and AWS partner, today announced MYOB, a leading SaaS provider based in Australia, has selected Rimini ONE™ to streamline and enhance the support of one of its core platforms. The decision allows MYOB’s internal development team to focus on delivering more strategic outcomes for the company.
MYOB’s Quest for a Strategic Software Support and Managed Services Partner
MYOB is a business management platform that brings together key workflows for small and medium sized enterprises, from finance and supply chain to employee and project management. Since the early nineties, MYOB has been part of the fabric of doing business in Australia and New Zealand, helping businesses start, survive, and succeed.
The company’s ecosystem relies on CRM and ERP solutions that have been fundamental to its operations for decades. MYOB conducted an extensive market scan to find a partner to support these solutions and that could truly comprehend its unique needs.
“Rimini Street was the clear choice for us. They weren’t just looking to sell us what they’ve got off the shelf. The team really wanted to understand our systems, processes, and our problems to ensure a good fit,” said Catherine Quinn, platform delivery lead at MYOB.
Stefan Vargheese, engineering manager at MYOB, echoed her sentiments: “It was not a one-size-fits-all solution. Rimini Street really took our needs and business goals into consideration. Having managed services and issue resolution in a seamless, end-to-end solution, without multiple vendors or multiple tickets, was a no-brainer for us.”
MYOB Improves Efficiency and Talent Retention with Rimini ONETM
MYOB chose Rimini ONE, an end-to-end outsourcing solution for enterprise applications, databases, and technology software, to manage its Siebel platform. This increases efficiencies, ensures seamless operations, fosters collaborative issue resolution, and enables expertly tailored solutions.
Ensuring Uninterrupted Operations
Business continuity and system uptime are paramount for MYOB as their agents and customers require uninterrupted access to their software. “Rimini Street gives us peace of mind that our core applications will be available whenever they are needed,” added Quinn.
Cultivating Collaborative Issue Resolution
Rimini Street takes a proactive approach pinpointing and remedying the root causes of issues, working closely with MYOB engineers for faster resolution.
Delivering Expertise and Custom Solutions
The Rimini Street approach provides MYOB with expertise and skillsets to tackle any scenario. “They throw themselves in, understand the problem and work out the best solution. There have been a few things that they haven’t seen before, but that absolutely hasn’t fazed them at all,” explained Quinn.
Switching to Rimini ONE opened more opportunities for MYOB and empowered the team to work more efficiently and more flexibly, as well as save costs. “Rimini ONE provides a truly one-of-a-kind solution that’s a must for modern-day organizations,” said Vargheese.
Rimini ONE eliminated the need for the team to spend time on after-hours support, resulting in increased productivity, improved work-life balance, and enhanced talent retention. Vargheese noted, “The team is more productive when they’re working on strategic, future-focused projects. The partnership is definitely paying off dividends.”
“We are pleased to work with MYOB to help them optimize their IT ecosystem and empower their development team to focus on strategic innovation,” said Craig Mackereth, executive vice president of global service delivery at Rimini Street. “This partnership underscores Rimini Street’s commitment to providing tailored, end-to-end support solutions that meet the unique needs of our clients and enable them to achieve their business objectives with confidence.”
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Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a Russell 2000® Company, is a global provider of end-to-end enterprise software support, products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software and a Salesforce and AWS partner. The Company has operations globally and offers a comprehensive family of unified solutions to run, manage, support, customize, configure, connect, protect, monitor, and optimize enterprise application, database, and technology software, and enables clients to achieve better business outcomes, significantly reduce costs and reallocate resources for innovation. To date, over 5,300 Fortune 500, Fortune Global 100, midmarket, public sector, and other organizations from a broad range of industries have relied on Rimini Street as their trusted enterprise software solutions provider. To learn more, please visit riministreet.com, and connect with Rimini Street on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. (IR-RMNI)
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Cooperation adds the UAE and GCC region to the company’s global footprint
As the world focuses on climate change in the coming weeks, Wisdom Motor, a technology company that designs and develops zero-emission commercial vehicles, today announced a cooperation with the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) in Abu Dhabi, to provide new green mobility solutions to the Emirate through its distributor EGME (part of the Al Fahim Group). Under this significant cooperation, Wisdom Motor joins other international brands to support ITC’s Green Bus Assessment Programme contributing towards the region’s proactive efforts to embrace sustainability.
Mr. Cliff Zhang, Chairman of the board of directors of Wisdom Motor and Chairman of Templewater (the company’s investor), commented: "We are proud to partner with the ITC to bring our cutting-edge technology and customised hydrogen-powered vehicles to Abu Dhabi. This cooperation not only reinforces the quality and competitiveness of Wisdom Motor, but it is also a significant milestone for our company in entering the GCC market by bringing in the first 12-Meter Hydrogen City Bus into the region, while reaffirming our commitment to promoting sustainable mobility solutions worldwide. As a relatively young company, we are excited to join other global providers in contributing to the UAE's ambitious sustainability vision, and we look forward to expanding our presence in this region.
Mr Zhang, added, “This landmark cooperation is an example of how young companies can drive positive change in the world. As governments and businesses join hands to champion sustainability initiatives, I believe Wisdom Motor's technology and innovative approach will play a critical role in reshaping our zero-emission future.”
Wisdom Motor – designing safe, innovative and sustainable mobility solutions
As an innovative zero-emission commercial vehicle solution provider headquartered in Hong Kong, Wisdom Motor has achieved numerous milestones and expanded globally by providing highly customizable and state-of-the-art commercial vehicles through a combination of technology, customization and precision manufacturing at its production hub of over 480,000 sq m located in Fujian, China. As a disruptor to the traditional commercial vehicle supply chain, Wisdom Motor’s capabilities include a short turnaround delivery time, customized engineering capabilities, a state-of-the-art monocoque structure and in-house composite materials. In just five years, the company is supplying to a worldwide footprint, including the UK, Germany, France, the Nordics, Australia, Japan and Korea. In its home-base in Hong Kong, the company is the first provider of hydrogen-powered double-decker bus, also being the first tri-axle double-decker bus anywhere in the world.
Hydrogen vehicles – a viable and efficient energy source
Wisdom Motor's hydrogen-powered vehicle represents a cutting-edge solution that underscores the technology and sustainability advantages of hydrogen fuel. As a fuel source for long distance commercial transportation, hydrogen offers unparalleled advantages. It is lightweight and boasts nearly three times the energy density of diesel per unit of mass, all while producing zero-emissions. In each market, Wisdom Motor works with its partners to develop the infrastructure needed to make hydrogen fuel readily available and competitively priced.
About Wisdom (Fujian) Motor Company Limited
Founded in China in 2019, Wisdom (Fujian) Motor Company Limited (“Wisdom”) is a technology company that designs and manufactures zero-emission commercial vehicles. With a vision of becoming a global role model for zero-emission smart commercial vehicles, Wisdom focuses on exporting high-end products across the world, having sold and delivered eight types of products in more than 400 vehicles to 18 regions in the five years since inception.
For more information, please visit www.wisdommotor.com
About Templewater Group
Templewater Group (“Templewater”) is an alternative asset management firm headquartered in Hong Kong, founded by Mr. Cliff Zhang and the Investec Group in 2018 as a spin-off of Investec Group’s Principal Investments Division in Asia, continuing the heritage and investment track record of the Investec Group.
Templewater is a solution-based and trusted partner to institutions, entrepreneurs, and family offices, investing in proprietary deals alongside them. Templewater invests across the alternative asset classes in private equity, impact investing and real estate.
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Datalec Precision Installations (DPI) Launches In-House Electronic Security Service, Revolutionising Project Delivery
DPI welcomes Glenn Stephenson to the company as Operations Director – Electronic Security
DPI welcomes Glenn Stephenson to the company as Operations Director – Electronic Security
Faraday Future (NASDAQ: FFIE), the California-based global intelligent electric mobility company, has received 300+ nonbinding reservations for the FF 91 2.0 Futurist aiFalcon limited edition within 72 hours of its Middle East Strategy Launch in Abu Dhabi.
The overwhelming response underscores the appeal of FF's brand and product. FF plans to introduce the FF 91 2.0 Futurist aiFalcon Limited Edition to the Middle East market by 2024, subject to local regulatory approvals.
Matthias Aydt, Global CEO of FF, stated, "We are extremely excited and grateful for the enthusiastic response in the Middle East. As the flagship model of our Company, the unique design and innovative performance of FF 91 2.0 Futurist aiFalcon will bring a completely new mobility experience to users in the Middle East. We will continue our efforts to ensure outstanding products and services for our users."
During the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix week, the FF 91 2.0 Futurist Alliance showcased at Yas Marina Circuit, attracting global users who made on-site pre-order deposits, reflecting strong support for the innovative product.
FF's recent strategic cooperation agreement with Master Investment Group and Siraj Holding LLC, along with key appointments, signals a significant step in expanding FF's presence in the Middle East.
Dedicated to advancing EV technology, FF is committed to intelligent and AI-driven mobility, aligning with the evolving preferences of users worldwide."FF remains dedicated to advancing electric vehicle technology to meet the evolving needs and preferences of users worldwide, driven by a pursuit of intelligent and AI-driven mobility.
Those residing in the Middle East can submit a nonbinding no-deposit reservation for an FF 91 2.0 Futurist aiFalcon vehicle via the Company’s UAE website: https://www.ff.com/ar/en/reservation/
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Quectel Lights Up Enlit Europe 2023 with Products and Customer Devices Helping to Accelerate Smart Energy Solutions
PARIS - Tuesday, 28. November 2023
(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Quectel Wireless Solutions, a global IoT solutions provider, will be showcasing its comprehensive range of modules and antennas at its stand at Enlit Europe, Booth No. 7.2 J123. In addition, Quectel will be sharing details about use cases that are helping to accelerate the roll-out of smart energy solutions around the world
Enlit Europe 2023 expects to welcome more than 12,000 visitors, over 700 international exhibitors and 500 speakers across two conference stages. The event addresses every aspect of the energy agenda and focuses on the people, projects and technologies that are shaping the transformation of the energy sector.
“We’re excited to be bringing our modules, antennas and evaluation kits to Enlit Europe 2023 so visitors can see and learn about our products,” said Norbert Muhrer, President and CSO, Quectel Wireless Solutions. “It’s even more exciting to be at the event with our customers and their devices to showcase the real-world applications we are helping to enable and to share our iSIM demonstrations. We look forward to welcoming you to Booth No. 7.2 J123.”
Quectel will have a wide range of its LTE Cat 1 and Cat 4, 5G Sub-6 GHz and RedCap, and smart modules on display. In addition, popular Quectel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules plus the FGH100M Wi-Fi HaLow module will be on the stand. Quectel Cat-M, narrowband and EGPRS LPWA modules and modules from the company’s satellite and GNSS portfolio will also be showcased.
A comprehensive range of antennas to meet a wide variety of use cases will also be exhibited. These include Quectel’s 5G and 4G/LTE antennas, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth antennas, and the YEMN016AA 5-in-1 5G/4G and GNSS combo antenna.
For developers, Quectel will also be demonstrating its popular evaluation kits for UMTS and LTE, Wi-Fi, 5G and smart modules.
Illustrating the variety of devices Quectel products are integrated into will be customer devices on display from Andra, which has two devices deployed in the European market, Voltalis, which has developed an energy efficiency and purchasing power solution, while Aurum’s EnergyGRIP will be demonstrating an energy monitoring and control IoT device and Fludia will be showcasing smart energy components.
In addition to these devices, Quectel will be demonstrating a virtual SIM (vSIM) solution available to its European customers. Based on the Quectel EG915U module with vSIM, the demo illustrates three IoT cases including smart home for monitoring, smart city for tracking and medical for elderly care. The demo board includes temperature and humidity sensors, an ambient light sensor and a heart rate and oximeter sensor. Additional sensors such as O2 or gesture sensors can be added and users can access features such as the service dashboard, SIM management, rule management and reporting functions.
Quectel’s passion for a smarter world drives us to accelerate IoT innovation. A highly customer-centric organization, we are a global IoT solutions provider backed by outstanding support and services. Our growing global team of 5,900 professionals sets the pace for innovation in cellular, GNSS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules as well as antennas and services.
With regional offices and support across the globe, our international leadership is devoted to advancing IoT and helping build a smarter world.
For more information, please visit: www.quectel.com, LinkedIn, Facebook, and X.
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