At the Global Technology Leadership Forum in Sochi, GTLK, Vor.Aero, and RVC signed a tripartite agreement to create a program for the development of technological projects aimed at rapid testing and implementation of innovative developments in the transport industry.
Under the agreement, the companies will jointly search, select, and support the development and promotion of Russian and international high technologies, as well as innovative developments in the transport industry.
Cooperation will be aimed at simplifying the implementation of technological projects in large companies in the transport industry. The companies will work together to develop the expert community and to select and support technological developments with high growth potential in the Russian and global markets in the following areas: digitalization and cybersecurity, development of transport infrastructure, leasing operations, AI/ML applications for airlines, travel, and logistics.
Vor.aero experts will support the accelerator with the evaluation of innovative projects, take part in the acceleration program as mentors, and provide consulting and methodological support for selected projects. Besides, the company will hold paid pilots with startups that will meet the interests of Vor.Aero and Atlas Global Group businesses.
"We continue our systematic cooperation with RVC and expand our cooperation at the horizontal level with the involvement of a competent foreign partner, VOR IT Solutions. The agreement is aimed at strengthening the methodological and expert work on qualified selection of projects, as well as at reducing the risks of startup implementation. We expect that cooperation in this format will allow us to increase our export capabilities in the field of transport technologies," said Sergey Khramagin, General Director of GTLK.
"RVC, GTLK, and Vor.Aero combine their expertise to strengthen current acceleration program aimed at accelerating the implementation of innovative projects in the transport industry. The GTLK accelerator promotes the entry of Russian technologies into global markets, as well as the implementation of new foreign technological projects in the transport ecosystem of Russia. Joint work will help accelerate the development of the transport industry, find projects that are ready to develop on the global level and provide them with effective support both from corporations and from the venture market", commented General Director of RVC Alexander Povalko.
"VOR IT Solutions is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry and we are sure that Russian innovation technologies can bring lots value to innovation pipeline of our company. We are happy to conclude this new technology partnership agreement with Corporate Accelerator of State Transport Leasing Company which is operated by GenerationS to support innovative developments in the transport industry." - added Commercia Diector of VOR IT Solutions Huseyin Huseyinoglu.
GenerationS is a platform for development of corporate innovations; it is the biggest Russian and CIS accelerator. It was organized by RVC in 2013. GenerationS realizes integrated programs on corporate development: in-house – for development of internal entrepreneurship; acceleration – on scouting and acceleration of external projects; international – on training of the employees in methods of building up and monitoring of innovations under the aegis of the corporations – world leaders.
At present, the accelerator infrastructure includes more than 15 000 start-ups from 30 countries, 400 corporate and ecosystem partners. In 2018, GenerationS became the first Russian accelerator accredited by the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) arranged by TechStars, and the best European corporate accelerator according to the Corporate Startup Summit.