More Digitally Resilient Europe

Within the priorities of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the current Recovery Plan for Europe put forward by the European Commission, the words “digital” and “resilience” are prominent and at times used together. When combined they bring to mind IT-related challenges that need to be addressed to ensure a stronger and safer Europe for its citizens. One of the primary concerns is cybersecurity; and, given that this is a topic of common interest to the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA), it gives the two Agencies further impetus to work together to face this growing threat.

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Take Flight

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) is the statutory authority responsible for aviation safety regulatory oversight throughout the Cayman Islands and for aircraft registered in the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands Aircraft Registry (CIAR), globally recognised, is a reputable registry of choice for many aircraft owners, financiers, management companies, attorneys and other discerning decision-makers in the competitive private and corporate aviation market.  Stringent standards and a mandate for safety compliance guide oversight of Cayman registered aircraft since the inception of the CISR over 50 years ago.

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Reykjavík: A source of energy

In the acclaimed novel of Jules Verne, A journey to the centre of the earth, the journey started in Iceland. It still does.

The fast track
Few nations have evolved as fast as Iceland in the last 150 years. Moving from a community based on agriculture and fishing to a modern hi-tech society with a strong profile in fisheries in harmony with nature, tourism, renewable energy, innovative businesses and culture.

Next door to nature
Reykjavík is not a big city, but it has all the characteristics of a capital. Reykjavík is known for its vibrant art scene, nightlife, restaurants and nature. To describe the connection to nature in Reykjavík: A salmon river runs through the city, you can go on a short whale-watching tour from the harbour in the heart of Reykjavík, if you drive for two hours you can be riding a snow-mobile on a glacier, in a few hours tour you can experience amazing geysers, waterfalls, the birthplace of the Icelandic parliament and be back to Reykjavík for a late dinner at one of the city’s acclaimed restaurants, perhaps one with a Michelin star.

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Factory of Tomorrow

Frank-Herzog

3d printing has forever changed the way parts and products can be manufactured, we speak with Frank Herzog: CEO & President of Concept Laser

CEO:  You have been nominated for various awards over the years including top 50 in Bavaria 2014, best CEO in additive manufacturing and last year as finalist for the German Future Prize 2015. These are all very prestigious awards and great recognition. Can you tell us why you think the project with the title “3D Printing in Civil Aircraft Manufacturing” was so well received by the judges? What was innovative about this project?

Frank Herzog: In essence, the project is about a so-called bracket used on board the Airbus A350 XWB as the first titanium part made by additive manufacturing. It is a “bionic” fastening and connecting element. Previously, it was milled part made of aluminium (Al); now it is a printed titanium (Ti) part with optimized topology that weighs approx. 30 % less while being more resistant. Material is only used where forces are actually acting. The new design is difficult or even impossible to manufacture using conventional methods. The jury was impressed by the project’s high level of innovation, the cost-effective implementation and the significant environmental aspect due to the weight reduction and the environmentally compatible manufacturing process.

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Kanton Aargau

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With a prime location between Zurich, Basel and Berne, Canton Aargau is situated in the most attractive Swiss economic area.

 

September 2015

Vienna

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Economic center in the heart of Europe.

Vienna is one of the most attractive cities in the world and the economic and political centre of Austria. The city on the Danube has a high economic strength, excellent infrastructure and a unique quality of life. The combination of these factors makes Vienna an ideal starting point for economic and business success.

February 2015

Growing Voices


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Educate, Explore, Engage on GMOs in Europe

For nearly two decades, the GM debate in the European Union has been polarised, providing no middle ground in which the silent majority can form an opinion. Growing Voices is a website that helps you discover the complex and fascinating reality of genetically modified (GM) crops.

Today, growing voices from politics, science, businesses, the media, NGOs and the public, are speaking up in support of objective facts about the societal, environmental, agricultural, and health benefits of GM seed breeding. Now is the time to elucidate these opinions and showcase some real-life experience!

May 2015

The Journey of Mr. Maize to the EU


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Meet Mr. Maize, the GM maize happily growing in Brazil

Meanwhile in the EU, the animal feed sector needs Mr. Maize to feed European animals enabling the production of high quality meat and milk. The EU is particularly dependent on crop imports, as more and more farmers worldwide choose to grow GM crops such as soy and maize, cotton and rapeseed.

These crops are now the standard for trade. Mr. Maize is really excited to come to Europe and contribute to it’s economic welfare. With this purpose in mind he embarks on a plane for a new adventure…

May 2015