Ranking of the Most Cited Researchers in 2021: Three Empa Scientists honoured as “Influencers”

By guest author Noé Waldmann from Swiss Empa. Every year, the most cited scientists are selected. They are each considered to be particularly influential in their field. This year, Empa has three of these exceptional researchers – two old acquaintances and one newcomer. “Influencers” do not only exist in social media, but also in research. … More Ranking of the Most Cited Researchers in 2021: Three Empa Scientists honoured as “Influencers”

Mono wire healds from Groz-Beckert: Optimised for application and environment

Healds are one of the core components of the weaving process: No woven fabric can be created without them. Groz-Beckert has many different healds for a wide variety of applications in its range. Among them RONDOFIL- and Jacquard healds, which are usually made of two wires. Groz-Beckert provides them innovatively as mono wire healds made … More Mono wire healds from Groz-Beckert: Optimised for application and environment

SCS Formulate 2021: BASF addresses consumer needs with natural solutions for the personal care industry

Hydagen® Clean: COSMOS-approved, natural polymer for exceptional textures Seanactiv™: fucoidan-rich algae extract to refresh and revitalize the eye contour Inolixir®: 100 percent natural booster from the chaga mushroom for clean, personalized, and efficient cosmetic solutions At this year’s SCS Formulate on November 16 and 17 in Coventry (GB), BASF’s Care Creations® will focus on the … More SCS Formulate 2021: BASF addresses consumer needs with natural solutions for the personal care industry

EU Excess mortality increased again in September 2021

Excess mortality in the EU increased again during the summer months. Following a minimum of +5% in July, this indicator rose to +8% in August and +12 % in September 2021 (compared with the averages of the same months in 2016 – 2019). The situation gradually worsened in most of the Member States and continued … More EU Excess mortality increased again in September 2021

Exploring the PCT” Webinar Series – Mastering priority claims in PCT applications (November 24, 2021)

WIPO’s PCT Legal and User Relations Division will offer a series of live webinars on a wide range of PCT topics, in the 10 PCT publication languages. Over the course of the webinar series, participants will familiarize themselves with a variety of PCT subtopics, learn best practices and be informed about the latest developments. These … More Exploring the PCT” Webinar Series – Mastering priority claims in PCT applications (November 24, 2021)

EU Social protection expenditure: 2020 early estimates

Social protection benefits expenditure as a percentage of GDP has increased in all EU Member States comparing 2020 with 2019. However, this is partly because nominal GDP has decreased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This information comes from early estimates on social protection expenditure, published recently by Eurostat. They are the main headline … More EU Social protection expenditure: 2020 early estimates