The onsite part of the TechNet Corporate Accelerator program of GenerationS was held
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9 December 2016

The onsite part of the TechNet Corporate Accelerator program of GenerationS was held

On 8 December 2016, at the training centre of SPA Saturn PJSC, the opening of the face-to-face part of the TechNet Corporate Accelerator program of the RVC GenerationS.

Partners and operators of the acceleration program are IAMT SpbSTU and Startup Samara. Saturn SPA is the industrial partner of GenerationS for the second consecutive year. This year, technological directions for selection of the projects were formed, in cooperation with the NTI TechNet task force, according to which 593 applications were submitted by 15 October 2016, of which 201 applications were on the prototype stage.

Following the results of the examination made by the technical specialists of Saturn SPA, 42 projects were selected for participation in the onsite session at MPIT technopark on November 19-21, 2016. Based on the session results, companies included in the TechNet task force selected 15 projects to pass through the acceleration program in Rybinsk and then in Saint-Petersburg at IAMT SpbSTU.

During the acceleration program, the start-ups will be able to develop value proposition for industrial partners, receive feedback from the technical specialists of the company, create «at the workshop» a plan for integration of their technological developments into the production processes of the facility. The leading business experts, coaches and serial technology entrepreneurs with rich experience of successful projects in technological projects of different complexity will be attracted to development of entrepreneurship skills in start-ups.

The member of the Executive Board of «Russian Venture Company» JSC Gulnara Bikkulova: «This project is a part of the large federal program GenerationS within which we, together with the Russian corporations, have been looking for the technologies interesting for them already for several years and have been creating pilot projects integrating these projects into the production process. SPA Saturn PJSC is our partner for the second year. In 2016, Saturn became a participant of the large federal initiative — NTI — and is the main driver of one of the task forces — TechNet. We hope that this year we together with Saturn will be able to receive the projects that will become a base of the «Plant of the Future» platform and that will be used to increase the competing ability of the Russian enterprises.»

Innovation Development Director of SPA Saturn PJSC Dmitry Ivanov: «Today, the onsite part of the acceleration program of GenerationS federal competition of technology start-ups — TechNet track has begun, that is organized with support of the TechNet taskforce of the National Technology Initiative for which SPA Saturn PJSC is an industrial partner. The objective and task of the acceleration program is to develop to the level of sales and ready business those technology ideas and projects that we collected in the process of qualification during the year. Today 15 teams with various technology ideas came to the SPA Saturn site. Our objective is their adaptation, for quite a short period, to Saturn requirements, attraction of external investors to them and further integration and production in SPA Saturn. The projects with different progress level interesting for Saturn are represented here, we should examine each of them and understand how they can be used in new developments and production processes at our facilities.»

About RVC
RVC JSC is a government fund of funds and a development institute of the Russian Federation. Main objectives of RVC JSC: encouraging the creation of Russia’s venture capital industry and performing functions of the National Project Office of the Technology Initiative (NTI). RVC’s authorized capital amounts to more than 30 billion rubles. 100% of the company capital is owned in full by the Russian Federation represented by the Russian Federal Agency for State Property (Rosimuschestvo). The total number of RVC funds has reached 21, their total size is 32.3 billion rubles. The share of RVC is 19.9 billion rubles. The number of innovative companies invested by RVC funds has reached 194. The total volume of approved investments is 18.5 billion rubles.

About GenerationS
GenerationS is the largest accelerator of technology projects in Russia and Eastern Europe and the first federal platform for the creation and development of corporate acceleration tools. It has been held by RVC since 2013. 12 accelerators have been held for this time. GenerationS-2015 collected 2566 applications from 14 countries. 141 projects were selected to participate in the corporate accelerators in 7 directions. GenerationS customers and industrial partners are more than 20 Russian corporations to which advantage selection and acceleration of start-ups was conducted. Total value of prizes provided by the GenerationS partners is 160 RUB.

Scientific-Production Association Saturn, PJSC
Scientific-Production Association Saturn, PJSC is an engine manufacturing company that specialises in development, production and post-sales maintenance of gas-turbine engines for military and civil aviation, power generating and gas transmission stations, vehicles and ships. SPA Saturn PJSC is included in the structure of «United Engine Manufacturing Corporation» JSC and is the parent enterprise of the division «Engines for civil aviation» — UEMC business unit. SPA Saturn PJSC is a member of the all-Russian industrial association of employers «Russian Engineering Union», Yaroslavl regional department of the all-Russian industrial association of employers «Russian Engineering Union» is headed by the Managing Director of SPA Saturn PJSC V. A. Polyakov

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