STLC and GenerationS Launch the Accelerator for Innovative Projects in the Transportation Sector
STLC, Russia’s major leasing company, launches the corporate accelerator for innovative projects in the transportation sector based on GenerationS, which is a platform for development of corporate acceleration from RVC. The best projects will participate in 3-month the acceleration program and will be able to launch pilot projects in partnership with the major transportation sector companies as well as InfoWatch Group of Companies and VEB.RF.
The accelerator is aimed at promoting the transportation industry evolution by providing support to the projects, which technologies may be used in designing, production and operation of different vehicles - air, water, rail, passenger and cargo land transport, trucks and special equipment – and in implementation of infrastructure transport projects. Projects with the functional prototype may take part in the selection.
The search for startups will be carried out in Russia, EEC, the Persian Gulf countries, South Eastern Asia, in Singapore and Israel – in recognized globally innovation development centers.
Participants may propose their projects in one or several topics:
- Industry 4.0 and new production technologies in transport engineering
- Unmanned vehicles
- Power efficient transport
- Vehicle lifecycle management
- Transport security
- Digitalization and cyber security
- Transport infrastructure development
- Leasing business
The projects that will pass the selection stage may participate in the acceleration program and will work on their product with support of the industry’s leading experts. The best teams will be able to launch paid pilot projects to test and check the working parameters of their concepts, together with Russia’s major transport and industrial companies. They will be also able to take part in the National Technology Initiative for further promotion and development on different markets.
The accelerator’s partners will provide advisory support by taking part in the acceleration program as mentors or project experts and they will provide the sites for projects pilots in their production areas. For instance, experts from InfoWatch Group of Companies will be involved in cyber security and digitalization projects; VEB.RF experts will provide advisory and methodological support to the selected projects, facilitate scaling up the innovative developments and estimate the market entry.
“The transportation industry development is among the top priorities for the Government. STLC together with RVC creates the unique platform to liaise the major national transportation companies and young developers. It will result in breakthrough solutions that will change the future of the transportation industry. We are looking forward to meeting with these new projects”, commented Mr. Andrey Zaichenko, IT Director, STLC.
“STLC accelerator and GenerationS will become the world’s first program to develop the technological projects, at the interface of the transport and leasing industries. Our objective is not just making efficient selection but becoming the integrator of innovative solutions for the entire transportation ecosystem in the country and engaging the pool of industrial partners interested in their implementation. GenerationS experts have extensive expertise in handling technology projects in the transport segment, and we will be glad to use the accumulated competencies to look for new solutions and innovative approaches that can change the image of transport sector,” noted Ekaterina Petrova, Managing Director of Corporate Accelerator GenerationS.
“The transportation infrastructure evolution and introduction of the leading digital technologies in Russia is one of our key priorities. Cooperation among VEB.RF, RVC and GTLC will enable prompt implementation of the most promising developments, support of young professionals, and scaling up of the advanced solutions in the interests of the economy”, emphasized Mr. Alexey Ivanchenko, Deputy Chairmen, VEB.RF.
You can apply for participation by December 31, 2019, at: gtlk.generation-startup.ru
GenerationS is the platform to develop corporate innovations; the major corporate accelerator in Russia and CIS. It was founded by RVC in 2013. GenerationS implements corporate innovation development programs: internal corporate programs on development of internal entrepreneurship; acceleration programs on scouting and acceleration of internal projects; international programs on training employees in methods of building up and introduction of innovations on the basis of leading corporations. The accelerator’s infrastructure comprises over 15,000 startups of 30 countries, 400 corporate and ecosystem partners now. In 2018, GenerationS became the first Russian accelerator accredited by the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) created by TechStars and the best corporate accelerator in Europe by the CorporateStartupSummit award.
State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) is Russia’s biggest leasing company. It leases out air, water and rail transport, cars and special equipment for domestic enterprises of the transport industry and also carries out the investment business to develop the Russian transport infrastructure. The Russian Federation represented by the Russian Transportation Ministry is the Company’s sole shareholder. STLC has credit ratings of the double B category from the three leading global rating agencies and the A+(RU) national scale rating assigned by AKRA. The Company’s leasing portfolio as of September 30, 2018, exceeded RUB 893 billion.
VEB.RF is the state development corporation. In partnership with banks and investors, it takes part in national projects, in particular, high tech industry, non-commodity export, upgrading the infrastructure and urban agglomerations. VEB.RF coordination perimeter comprises the major development institutes in the country: Russian export center, DOM.RF, MSP corporation, Far East Development Fund, MONOGORODA.RF.
About InfoWatch Group of Companies
InfoWatch Group of Companies is the Russian developer of comprehensive solutions for corporate information security. The Company’s product portfolio contains efficient solutions to protect enterprises from the most pressing internal and external threats. The Company boosts the sales of its products and solutions annually and occupies a significant share on the market for protection of corporate data in Russia and the CIS. The products of InfoWatch Group of Companies are available on the markets of Western Europe, Middle East, India and South Eastern Asia.