Enel Group, one of the main global operators on the power and gas markets, starts a selection of technological projects on the base of GenerationS, a corporate accelerator of Russian Venture Company. The best start-ups will be able to implement paid pilot projects with Enel Group and to have the access to the markets of 34 countries.
The Partnership Agreement has been signed by Alexander Povalko, General Director of RVC, and Carlo Palasciano Villamagna, General Director of Enel Russia, within the XXIII St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
The selection will be opened for the teams, which have prepared at least a «prototype» of their projects or an elaborated model in the fields of robotic solutions for hydro power, artificial intellect for power storage systems, wind and solar power, solutions for waste treatment and recycling, water treatment, VR-technologies for assistance during equipment operation and maintenance etc. Total number of the fields is 14.
Experts from Enel and GenerationS will evaluate together all requests selecting about 30 promising teams, which will be candidate for a paid implementation of the projects involving capacity of the partner. Results of the projects selected for a long-term collaboration will be announced in September 2019.
Alexander Povalko, General Director of RVC, said: “Enel, a global leader in the field of energy, is interested in projects that can offer competitive, world-class solutions. The choice of GenerationS as a Russian partner confirms the professionalism of the accelerator team that has successfully implemented about thirty projects in the interests of corporate customers said.”
Carlo Palasciano Villamagna, Enel Country Manager in Russia, underlined: “Innovation is at the core of Enel strategy. Our aim is to anticipate it whenever possible, rather than just keeping pace with new, innovative technologies as they are developed by other players. This is why we look forward to kick-starting our partnership with RVC and to start working on advanced projects with the start-ups that we will select together.”
GenerationS is a federal platform for development of corporate acceleration instruments. RVC has been established in 2013. Currently the Accelerator’s infrastructure includes over 15 thnd start-ups coming from 30 countries, 400 corporate and ecosystem partners. In 2018, GenerationS became the first Russian accelerator, which obtained the approval of Global Accelerator Network (GAN).
Enel is a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in theglobal, power, gas and renewables markets, with a presence in more than 30 countries across five continents. In Russia, Enel owns 56.4% of PJSC Enel Russia, a generation company, and 49.5% of LLC Rusenergosbyt, an energy supply company. PJSC Enel Russia operates the following power plants: Konakovskaya GRES, Nevinnomysskaya GRES, Sredneuralskaya GRES and Reftinskaya GRES as well as two wind projects currently under execution.