About the project
History of GenerationS
- The first Russian accelerator at the federal level
- Education on technological entrepreneurship
- The first multi-industry accelerator in Russia
- A platform to develop corporate acceleration instruments
- Federal platform to develop corporate acceleration
- The number of applications from startups increased by 78%
- For the first time, we organized a pre-accelerator – a development program for early-stage startups
- 69 alumni are working with corporations
- 70% of startups achieve sales after graduating from the acceleration program
- 27% of the startups graduating from GenerationS attract investment
- 73 startups are now expanding their businesses on an international scale
- 25 startups participated in international acceleration programs after graduating from GenerationS
- 3 specialized NTI workgroup nominations emerged: HealthNet, MariNet, and NeuroNet
- A line of corporate accelerators tailored to specific partners needs
- Acceleration programs for international corporations
- Pilot launches and project implementations
2019 GenerationS continues to strengthen its position in the international market and works in partnership with the largest Russian and international companies:
- GenerationS entered the TOP 5 of the best state accelerators in the world according to UBI Global. Experts noted the exceptional achievements in the development of the ecosystem for startups, the attractiveness of the acceleration program and the success of its graduates.
- 4 joint accelerators launched with partners. The corporate clients for acceleration were such companies as Enel, State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK), PepsiCo and Ferring Pharmaceuticals.
GenerationS switched from the usual offline format to online due to the world’s situation. A number of online events and initiatives, which the accelerator usually held offline, marked the beginning and mid-2020.
- 5 programs to search for innovative solutions were held in online format with Uralchem, ChelPipe Group, Russian Railways, Lenta and the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, as well as an acceleration module within the framework of the educational intensive on artificial intelligence Archipelago 20.35;
- The geography of startups in 2020 included 164 Russian cities and about 55 foreign countries;
- In 2020 1479 applications were submitted in total where more than 400 applications were from international projects
- Launch of the first educational course “Deep Dive in Corporate Innovations” with three educational modules and international certification. More than 40 people have successfully completed the program;
- 8 international expert online sessions, as well as over 15 profile webinars were held;
- 4 analytical reports “GenerationS 2020 Alumni Map”, “Adapting to a New Reality: Trends, Technologies, Prospects”, “Innovation Handling Guidebook” and “Industrial Acceleration of Startups in a New Reality: Key Changes and Practical Tips” were released;
- Pilot tests are also being conducted in 2020 with the winning startups.
In 2020, GenerationS received two prestigious international awards:
- Ekaterina Petrova, Director of GenerationS, received The Stevie Awards in the «Most Innovative Woman of the Year» category;
- GenerationS was among the winners of 2020 ITU Innovation Challenges in the «Ecosystem best practice challenge» category.