FAQ

No more than seven days. After returning to the filling out the application and prior to sending it, you must re-download any previously attached files (presentations, photos, business models). If after seven days a participant does not send an application for its assessment, it is automatically deleted, and you will have to fill it out from scratch.

All applications are estimated by experts without seeing. In Preaccelerator, one expert evaluates the business and technology feasibility of the application on a scale of 0 to 10. All applications in Corporate accelerators shall be evaluated in two stages: At least one expert first evaluates the business potential, and one — the technological feasibility of the project. After the application is evaluated by two experts, it is to be considered by the Industrial Partner’s experts — it is they who decide whether this project will get in the accelerator or not.

On 7 November, all projects’ applicants will be sent a letter with the status of the application and the expert comments, as well as with a description of further actions if the application has passed the following GenS stages.

The GenerationS-2016 rules do not provide for the possibility of applying simultaneously for two tracks. You should choose one track, an Industrial partner of which would be more useful for your project.

Projects from the Mixed track are considered by Industrial partners of the tracks if the application is assigned a tag corresponding to the interests of the Industrial partner. When there is any interest of an Industrial partner in a particular application of the Mixed track, the applicant is sent a notice of its application transfer to the appropriate Corporate track.

Once you have submitted your application, you cannot modify it. Please write to admin@generation-startup. ru

The exhibition in the Finals can take up to 40 projects. Only eight projects will take part in the final pitch session of the GenerationS Grand Prix contenders — one winner for each track.

Industrial partner is a Russian or international company providing financial and non-financial support to a Corporate Accelerator, implementing its needs in scientific and technical developments and solutions by working with technology companies-participants of the Corporate Accelerator at all stages of the Accelerator, including the examination of the applications received, the selection of potentially interesting projects, the formation of the accelerator program, assisting in the organization of meetings of the accelerator participants with representatives of specialized structures of the Industrial partner to reach agreements on cooperation and co-financing of the participants’ projects.

Corporate Accelerator’s Operator (Track Operator) a company which is carrying out organizational work on the implementation of the Corporate Accelerator selected by the organizers on the results of the corresponding procurement conducted in accordance with Federal Law 223-FZ «On Procurement of Goods, Works and Services of Certain Kinds of Legal Entities» of 18.07.2011.

The technology competition helps its participants solve two problems:

  1. Check the level of their competences in solving real production problems in the aerospace sector. The task of developing an alternative technology is a challenging task. There are just a few companies in the world which can manufacture such parts. If you are able to propose and implement a different method, you can become a market leader. The impossibility to solve the problem shows you that you still have something to change and where to grow, regardless of your current success. The problem of a wall bracket weight optimisation is a qualifying task. If you cannot solve such problems within +5% of the winner’s decision, you will probably be displaced from the market of engineering tasks within the next five years.
  2. Declare your competencies to the market. Global manufacturers are constantly looking for teams and companies that can solve specialized tasks better than their internal R & D departments. This is done in order to transfer some of the functions to outsourcing.

In the alternate bearing manufacturing technology the participants are asked to describe the intended method of obtaining a part, to substantiate the selected method of obtaining a part, the economic model and the construction of a typical production process. The Company-customer does not claim intellectual property rights of the participants and does not require its disclosure in the course of the competition. However, while considering the application, it must be clear through which the reduction in cost of production or reduction of production cycles are achieved. In the future, if the decision on cooperation between the company-customer and participant of the competition, all relationships, including the management of intellectual property rights will be determined by correspondent agreements.

The conclusion of a supply contract is not the aim of the competition. For this purpose, there are special competitive procedures for turnkey solutions procurement on trading venues carried out in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation. The competition is primarily a contest to determine the level of competence of engineering teams and demonstration of priorities of technology development of the leading companies in Russia. At the same time, of course, the organizers of the contest are interested in cooperation with engineering companies that will improve the competitiveness of their products.