Origin and Arcadia Biosciences entered into collaboration agreement

March 15th, 2017

Origin Agritech, LLC, a subsidiary of BVI-incorporated agricultural biotechnology company Origin Agritech Ltd., and Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., a California-based company focused on developing and commercializing agricultural productivity traits and products, announced their collaboration to achieve the export to the US of key corn biotechnology product developed in China, to complete global regulatory trials. The exported corn seed contains an insect resistance/herbicide tolerance trait discovered and developed in China.

The collaboration is a key milestone in BVI corporation’s strategic business plan of achieving global regulatory approvals for cultivation and international grain movement. This first-ever export of this kind strengthens Origin’s leading positions in China biotech market. Under the agreement signed between Origin and Arcadia, the US company will provide assistance to Origin in developing information for submission to regulatory authorities in the United States, China and other countries, to receive approval of their traits in corn. The project includes production of inbred and hybrid seed lines under quarantine conditions in Arcadia greenhouses.

Luxoft Holding announces partnership with ArrivalGuides

March 8th, 2017

Luxoft Holding, Inc. has become partners with ArrivalGuides, the world leader in supplying destination content to the travel industry, to make ArrivalGuides content available to BVI company’s clients. The head of the travel practice at Luxoft said that ArrivalGuides destination content will help provide higher value and solutions for travel industry clients. Luxoft has a unique position to help its clients to be in pace with the dynamic travel industry and leverage the latest technologies to maximize business outcomes.

The director of Strategic Partnerships and ArrivalGuides said in his comments: “Use of destination content in the travel industry is becoming more and more technologically advanced, making it harder for travel operators to get the best value without integration of the content in the current flow. Our partnership with Luxoft will give travel operators better options to drive their business in all phases of the traveler’s journey.”

ArrivalGuides is the global leader in distributing destination content having over 300 distribution partners; company’s distribution network consists of major brands that are using ArrivalGuides destination content to drive their travel business across all platforms and digital communications. Head office of the company is in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Luxoft demonstrates open source SDL platform at Mobile World Congress

February 25th, 2017

BVI-registered company Luxoft Holding, Inc., a leading provider of software and innovative IT solutions, will demonstrate the commercially available dynamic open source Software Defined Lab (SDL) platform reducing the time to market for network operators. Significant part of the new platform is based on Telefonica’s contributions to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)-hosted Open Source MANO (MANagement and Orchestration).

The demonstration will be available at Mobile World Congress (MWC) which takes place in Barcelona, Spain, on February 27 – March 2, 2017.

Luxoft’s Vice President for Technology Strategy said in his comments: “Luxoft is excited about demonstrating our SDL Platform as a commercial example of next-generation software defined network framework in conjunction with hardware-based legacy systems”…“Luxoft is well positioned in the combined open source efforts of Telefonica and other vendors to cover the full spectrum of steps needed to facilitate and automate redeployment service validation for network operators enabling faster time-to-market and reducing operational overhead.”

BVI Airways received certificate from UK regulator

January 30th, 2017

BVI Airways has received a revised Air Operator Certificate from the UK-based regulator, Air Safety Support International, allowing the company to operate its Avro RJ100 jet aircraft from the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport. Upon this regulatory approval, BVI Airways will seek authorisation to fly in the United States from the US Department of Transport.

BVI Premier and minister of finance Dr Orlando Smith congratulated the company, saying that this approval “brings the territory one step closer to achieving direct air access to and from the United States.” By his words, “The partnership between the government of the Virgin Islands and BVI Airways is an immediate response to the territory’s current air access challenges. The next step is the expansion of the T.B. Lettsome International Airport to accommodate regular flights to and from the eastern seaboard of the United States, and establishes direct connections to and from the international travel hubs in Central and South America.”