Innovation

DARPA Selects Parsons to Prototype Ground Operations for Blackjack Mission

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:00pm

We are excited to bring Parsons space expertise to DARPA and the Blackjack program through this advanced ground operations prototype, said Ed Baron, senior vice president of Parsons space mission solutions.

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  • We are excited to bring Parsons space expertise to DARPA and the Blackjack program through this advanced ground operations prototype, said Ed Baron, senior vice president of Parsons space mission solutions.
  • Through this expansion of our offering and the ground center operations as a service model, our teams will enable the Blackjack program to autonomously fly their satellites from a wide scope of global ground sites, utilizing Parsons expertise in satellite operations and mission planning.
  • Parsons will develop and demonstrate the ground operations center plan, perform mission planning, execute flight operations, and design and configure the operations facility to support satellite demo mission operations, including orbit monitoring, maneuvering, vehicle health and status, and other flight operations requirements.
  • The company will also deliver end-to-end network connectivity between the GOC and commercial ground station providers, enabling global coverage for the Blackjack mission.

Afya Limited Announces Vice President of Innovation & Digital Services Transition Plan

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 9:18pm

Afya Limited, or Afya (Nasdaq: AFYA), today announced that Jlio de Angeli, its Vice President of Innovation & Digital Services, notified the company of his intention to leave for personal reasons.

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  • Afya Limited, or Afya (Nasdaq: AFYA), today announced that Jlio de Angeli, its Vice President of Innovation & Digital Services, notified the company of his intention to leave for personal reasons.
  • Mr. de Angeli will remain in the company to ensure an effective transition of his duties until the end of January 2022.
  • We are grateful for the time Mr. de Angeli has spent with us developing our digital services strategy and we wish him all the best, said Virgilio Gibbon, CEO of Afya.
  • Afya also announced that Lelio de Souza, who has joined Afya effective as of November 2021, will assume the position of Vice President of Digital Services Officer effective as of today.

Phillips 66, NOVONIX Sign Technology Development Agreement to Advance Production of Lithium-Ion Batteries in North America

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 9:30pm

Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) and NOVONIX Limited (ASX: NVX, OTC: NVNXF) today announced they have signed a technology development agreement to advance the production and commercialization of next-generation anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

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  • Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) and NOVONIX Limited (ASX: NVX, OTC: NVNXF) today announced they have signed a technology development agreement to advance the production and commercialization of next-generation anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.
  • Phillips 66 became a major investor in NOVONIX in September of 2021, when it acquired a 16% stake in the company.
  • The investment is supporting NOVONIXs growth as it scales up production and develops new technologies for higher-performance energy storage applications.
  • Phillips 66 is a leading global manufacturer of specialty coke, a key precursor to the synthetic graphite anode material NOVONIX produces.

Effie Awards Greater China and Tencent Qidian Further Strengthen Strategic Partnership

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 4:07am

Shanghai, China--(Newsfile Corp. - January 18, 2022) - On December 27, at the opening ceremony of 2021 Effie Greater China Unthinkable summit, Effie Greater China and Tencent Cloud Qidian Marketing launched a strategic partnership to continue and upgrade 2022 Industrial Digitalization: Service and Marketing Specialty Category.

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  • Shanghai, China--(Newsfile Corp. - January 18, 2022) - On December 27, at the opening ceremony of 2021 Effie Greater China Unthinkable summit, Effie Greater China and Tencent Cloud Qidian Marketing launched a strategic partnership to continue and upgrade 2022 Industrial Digitalization: Service and Marketing Specialty Category.
  • Effie Greater China is the most important and fastest growing market of Effie Worldwide and has become the wind vane of global effective marketing.
  • Effie Greater China embraces every innovative field, recognizes market-tested marketing strategies and innovation practices, and promotes the growth of commercial value of brands.
  • It is hoped that through the strategic partnership with Effie Greater China, we can explore new ways of industrial digitalization services and marketing to offer better marketing experience to both brands and users."

Jon Zucker Named President of CASPR Group

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 3:00pm

DALLAS, Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Environmental health technology company CASPR Group is pleased to announce Jon Zucker as its President.

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  • DALLAS, Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Environmental health technology company CASPR Group is pleased to announce Jon Zucker as its President.
  • Zucker's goal is to guide CASPR Group into a scalable, sustainable company as it manages increased demand for its proprietary Natural Catalytic Conversion (NCC) technology.
  • Prior to joining CASPR, Zucker founded and ran the Dialectic Group, an independent, full-service digital agency, delivering market-leading, digital transformation for high-profile brands such as Caesars Corp. , MGM and Lionsgate.
  • CASPR (Continuous Air & Surface Pathogen Reduction) Group is a health-tech company on a mission to make the world indoors a better place.

Parsons Awarded Over $100M Task Order for Department of Homeland Security COVID-19 Testing

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 12:45pm

CENTREVILLE, Va., Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) today announced that the company was awarded a task order to provide testing solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities across the United States.

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  • CENTREVILLE, Va., Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) today announced that the company was awarded a task order to provide testing solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities across the United States.
  • This task order was issued under the DHS COVID-19 Testing Solutions IDIQ, on which Parsons was awarded a contract in November of 2020.
  • Parsons will leverage its DetectWise solution to enable reliable and timely supply of test kits as well as effective logistics and coordination support and visualization capabilities.
  • The award reflects the companys commitment to a One Parsons approach, leveraging expertise from across the company to deliver integrated, advanced solutions to customers.

ei3 completes acquisition of Zurich-based AI firm Cognitive Solutions and Innovation AG

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 2:00pm

Following the acquisition, COGSI AG assumes the ei3 brand and is being re-named ei3 Europe.

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  • Following the acquisition, COGSI AG assumes the ei3 brand and is being re-named ei3 Europe.
  • COGSI AGs industry-leading AI capabilities enhance ei3s IIoT suite of products with world-class data analytics and are a perfect match for ei3.
  • Last year, ei3 and COGSI AG jointly brought to market " ConnectedAI ", a technology that allows AI solutions to be deployed at scale and with ease.
  • ei3 and Cognitive Solutions (COGSI AG) will work together to realize a shared vision of secure, smart, and sustainable manufacturing through technology."

Parsons to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results on February 23, 2022

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 12:25pm

CENTREVILLE, Va., Jan. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) will release fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021 financial results before the markets open on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.

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  • CENTREVILLE, Va., Jan. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) will release fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021 financial results before the markets open on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.
  • The company will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time that day to discuss its earnings results and strategic corporate initiatives.
  • Access to a webcast of the live conference call can be obtained through the Investor Relations section of the company's website ( www.parsons.com ).
  • A telephonic replay also will be available through March 2, 2022, at +1855-859-2056 (domestic) or +1404-537-3406 (international) and entering passcode 6135196.

Industry IoT Consortium Welcomes BIRD INITIATIVE to Negotiation Automation Platform Testbed

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Monday, January 17, 2022 - 2:00pm

BOSTON, MA, Jan. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Industry IoT Consortium (IIC) today announced that the BIRD INITIATIVE (Business Innovation powered by Research & Development) is now a participant of the IIC Negotiation Automation Platform (NAP) Testbed, led by IIC member NEC.

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  • BOSTON, MA, Jan. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Industry IoT Consortium (IIC) today announced that the BIRD INITIATIVE (Business Innovation powered by Research & Development) is now a participant of the IIC Negotiation Automation Platform (NAP) Testbed, led by IIC member NEC.
  • The BIRD INITIATIVE is a collaborative research and development effort among industry, financial companies, and academia to advance digitalization across industries.
  • The BIRD INITIATIVE is excited about participating in the IIC NAP Testbed and helping to evolve supply chain management processes for corporations, said Masamitsu Kitase, President and CEO of BIRD INITIATIVE.
  • The Industry IoT Consortium delivers transformative business value to industry, organizations, and society by accelerating the adoption of a trustworthy internet of things.

D-Wave and Forschungszentrum Jülich Launch First In-Region Commercial Quantum Computer for European Access

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Monday, January 17, 2022 - 4:00pm

The offering provides access to the Advantage quantum system, which contains more than 5000 qubits and will be available to European users at Forschungszentrum Jlich immediately in the cloud via Leap.

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  • The offering provides access to the Advantage quantum system, which contains more than 5000 qubits and will be available to European users at Forschungszentrum Jlich immediately in the cloud via Leap.
  • The expansion is part of the Jlich User Infrastructure for Quantum Computing (JUNIQ), which has provided researchers across Europe with access to various quantum systems since 2019.
  • We are excited to bring Forschungszentrum Jlichs deep computing expertise and D-Waves transformational quantum computing technology together.
  • The new building at Jlich was constructed for the quantum system and was inaugurated today alongside the commissioning of the European Advantage quantum system.