JD.com’s billionaire founder is stepping down as CEO

By guest author Michelle Toh, CNN Business   JD.com’s billionaire founder is stepping down as CEO, in the latest leadership reshuffle at a major Chinese tech company. The Chinese tech giant announced Thursday that Richard Liu would pass the baton to Lei Xu, JD.com’s current president, effective immediately. Liu, who owns a controlling stake with … More JD.com’s billionaire founder is stepping down as CEO

Finnish firms are driving advances in mobility

  By guest author Aleksi Teivainen from Good News Finland   VR, the Finnish state-owned railway company, is taking over Arriva Sverige, the Swedish subsidiary of Deutsche Bank-owned Arriva. VR on March 24, 2022, said the acquisition is an attempt to strengthen its market position in the urban transport sector and utilise its expertise to … More Finnish firms are driving advances in mobility

Swiss Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin to meet Bulgarian president and EU research commissioner in Sofia

Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), will inaugurate the Institute for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Technology (INSAIT) in Sofia on 11 April. During this visit, he will also hold talks on research, innovation and education in the context of Swiss-Bulgarian and Swiss-European cooperation. With … More Swiss Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin to meet Bulgarian president and EU research commissioner in Sofia

Swiss President Ignazio Cassis receives Croatian President Zoran Milanović

President Ignazio Cassis met with Croatian President Zoran Milanović in Geneva on Thursday, April 7, 2022. In addition to bilateral relations, the talks focused on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the situation in the Western Balkans and Switzerland’s European policy. The visit included a meeting with students from the University of Geneva. During the official talks … More Swiss President Ignazio Cassis receives Croatian President Zoran Milanović

ITA demonstrates live robotic draping of reinforcement textiles at JEC World 2022 in Paris, 3 – 5 May 2022

The ITA Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University will present a collaborative robot (cobot) including tools for semi-automated draping of reinforcement textiles at JEC World 2022 in Paris. The cobot is used without additional safety measures such as protective fences or light barriers thanks to integrated sensor technology. It can thus collaborate directly with … More ITA demonstrates live robotic draping of reinforcement textiles at JEC World 2022 in Paris, 3 – 5 May 2022