Robust performance in 2020 despite substantial impact from COVID-19 pandemic
Proposed dividend on prior-year level: 1.85 euros per preferred share
Implementation of purposeful growth agenda well on track
Focus in 2021 on innovation, digitalization, and corporate culture
Good start into 2021: Q1 development above market expectations

Year after year, HANNOVER MESSE is the showcase for industry - with future topics such as AI, sustainable production or 5G. As a purely digital event, this year's show became a double showcase, not only showcasing the future of industry but also providing a glimpse of the breadth in which trade fairs will be staged in the future.

• First-of-a-kind coalition emphasizes the key role of technology in the green and digital transformation of the economy inside and outside Europe

• Dassault Systèmes furthers its purpose to provide virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations that harmonize product, nature and life
• Company’s recent white paper with Accenture confirms virtual twin technology as a significant lever to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by 2030

Evonik has made a follow-up investment in the biotechnology start-up In Ovo through its venture capital unit. The investment comes as the young company reaches the commercialization stage for its technology and is bringing its gender-testing machine for eggs to the market.

To enable a safe and reliable workplace for employees at sites worldwide, global technology Group, Oerlikon, brought in a sensor-based technology, SafeZone, from start-up company, Kinexon, during the lockdown in spring 2020.

Based on an industry 4.0 radio standard, the technology measures the distance between two sensors with centimeter precision.
After pilot testing in Switzerland and Germany, the devices are being gradually implemented at Oerlikon sites worldwide.

Despite the continued challenging economic environment as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, Henkel expects a very strong organic sales growth in the first quarter of 2021. According to preliminary figures, Henkel expects for the first quarter organic sales growth (excluding the impact of currency effects and acquisitions/divestments) of around 7 percent, significantly above current market expectations of around 3.5 percent.

Prototypes for applications and services of the future: from intelligent packaging with touch display and biosensor technology, printed electronics to futuristic car interiors
State-of-the-art technology and cooperation partners enable innovations: Collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute as well as printing mould specialists Janoschka and Flex-Punkt.
Experts seek solutions for heating, light conduction, antenna pressure and sensor technology

Merger with JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation Values VELO3D at a Pro Forma Enterprise Value of $1.6 Billion and is Expected to Provide up to $500 Million in Cash Proceeds

Transaction Positions VELO3D for Robust Growth in an Expanding Market

VELO3D’s Proprietary Manufacturing Solution Enables Production of Critical Components for Innovative Customers Including SpaceX, Honeywell, Boom Supersonic, Chromalloy, and Lam Research

PIPE of $155 Million Led By Baron Capital Group and Hedosophia

Bessemer Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, Playground and Piva Expected to Retain Equity Holdings in VELO3D and Continue Partnership with Management

Following a year in which trade fairs all across the world went almost entirely digital, Formnext 2021 now promises to combine such elements with a return to real-life encounters in a hybrid concept that will feature a parallel conference organized by content partner TCT and supporting digital formats.

molyworks is one of the winners

Sales of 2,178 million euros, 3 percent below the previous year’s level
ACTEGA division grows by 9 percent
EBITDA increases by 2 percent to 426 million euros
Research and development spending remains at a high level
CO2 footprint reduced by 50 percent
Forecast for 2021: growth in the course of economic recovery

In celebration of Leonardo da Vinci, whose inventive spirit has inspired the world for centuries, Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE Lab is teaming up with the makers of "The Inventor" - a new animated film about da Vinci by Oscar-nominated author Jim Capobianco - as well as film studio Foliascope and the Château du Clos Lucé - Parc Leonardo da Vinci museum to sponsor the latest "3D Design Challenge" to bring Leonardo da Vinci's drawings to life.

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: MSVT), the leading provider of large-volume 3D printing systems, has announced that it has successfully completed its initial public offering (IPO) on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). The company has raised NIS 169 Million with a pre-money valuation of circa NIS 490 Million and a post-money valuation of circa NIS 660 Million. As part of the offer to institutional investors, the company received a demand of circa NIS 249 Million. Leading institutional entities in the Israeli market have invested in the current IPO.

Balanced portfolio, strong innovations, financial strength, and dedicated team as key enablers for robust business performance in a global crisis
2020 results at upper end of full-year guidance:
Group sales reach 19.3 billion euros, organic: -0.7 percent
EBIT margin* at 13.4 percent, -260 basis points, corresponding to an operating profit* of 2.6 billion euros
Earnings per preferred share (EPS)*: 4.26 euros, -17.9 percent at constant exchange rates
Very strong free cash flow of 2.3 billion euros, net financial position significantly improved
Proposed dividend on prior-year level: 1.85 euros per preferred share
Implementation of agenda for purposeful growth on track, clear roadmap for further execution in 2021 and beyond
Outlook for 2021:
Organic sales growth: 2.0 to 5.0 percent
EBIT margin*: 13.5 to 14.5 percent
Earnings per preferred share (EPS)*: an increase between 5.0 to 15.0 percent at constant exchange rates

Evonik has achieved the financial targets it set itself in May 2020. Production and logistics have been secured worldwide and all measures to protect the workforce have been consistently implemented. For 2021 the company is back on course for growth.

Targets for 2020 achieved: Adjusted EBITDA of €1.9 billion, sales of more than €12 billion
Free cash flow significantly above previous year
Outlook 2021: Adjusted EBITDA to increase to between €2.0 billion and €2.3 billion

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