Site news 19.09.2016
Within the scope of the largest in Russia and Eastern Europe accelerator for technology startups – GenerationS – RVK JSC (Rossijskaja Venchurnaja Kompanija) together with the TechNet workgroup of the National Technological Initiative (NTI) will hold a series of technology contests.
The contests are held for the companies - members of the TechNet workgroup. The purpose of the contest is to draw attention to the key technological directions most important for the Russian industry and to define priorities in development of industrial technologies based on Russian technology leading companies.
As of today the first two contests with the tasks to use and create advanced manufacturing technologies have been declared: optimization of the bracket with respect to weight and development of alternative methods of the aircraft engine bearing housing manufacture.
Potential participants of the contest are students, post-graduate students, scientific employees, technological entrepreneurs and engineering bureaus. In November the leaders of the TechNet workgroup will determine the winners that will get money prizes in the amount of RUB 100,000 to 150,000. Besides, the contestants with the highest grades will have the opportunity to continue collaboration with the NTI workgroup companies.
”Both tasks that we have selected for the contest are not accidental but typical enough for the hi-tech companies. It will not take long for their solution to become an everyday routine. As for the competitors this is a way to evaluate their competitiveness”, says Dmitry Ivanov, Director of NPO Saturn Innovative Development and Member of the TechNet workgroup. “One of the tasks, i.e. development of the procedure for the bearing housing assembly, is among technological challenges. All in all there are not more than three companies in the world that can solve such a problem. Therefore, this is a way of checking the level of contestants’ skills. Their work will be assessed by the specialists of the companies included in our workgroup. Alongside with the assessment, partners for further joint work will be selected or future employees will be recruited”.
To take part in the contests, you should get to know the contest conditions (http://generation-startup.ru/about/tech-contest/), make an application for participation in GenerationS accelerator, register and present your solution of the task before October 15, 2016. Any participant of 18 plus can apply individually or can be enrolled as a team member.
“Such contests are very important for the involvement of highly trained specialists for generation of original ideas to solve various corporation tasks”, Gulnara Bikkulova, RVC Deputy General Director responsible for development and GenerationS ideologist says. “Within the scope of GenerationS we are planning to start a line of similar contests for our partners among the corporations, because this is the easiest way of the skilled specialists and technologies involvement in the sphere of influence of the company. We hope that people from various spheres of life will become participants of the contests: engineers, designers, marketologists, students, and their joint creative work will result in the projects that might be applied in large Russian companies”.
GenerationS is the largest accelerator for technology startups in the territory of the Russian Federation and Eastern Europe and the first federal platform for creation and development of the corporate acceleration tools. It has been held by RVC since 2013.
There were 2566 applications for participation in GenerationS-2015 from 14 countries. 141 projects were selected to participate in the corporate accelerations in 7 directions (tracks). More than 20 Russian corporations, in the best interests of which the selection and acceleration of startups had been made, became customers and industrial partners of GenerationS. All in all over 60 mutual projects were analyzed. The total value of prizes from GenerationS partners comprised RUB 160 million.
RVC JSC is a government fund of funds and a development institute of the Russian federation, one of Russia’s key tools in building its own national innovation system. Authorized capital of RVC JSC is over 30 billion rubles. 100% of the RVC’s capital is owned by the Russian Federation represented by the Federal Agency for State Property Management of the Russian Federation (Rosimushchestvo). The total number of RVC funds has reached 21, with their total value of RUB 32,4 bln. The share of RVC is RUB 19,9 bln. The number of the innovation companies backed by RVC funds has reached 196. The total number of the invested capital amounts to RUB 18,4 bln.
Since 2015, RVC JSC has been defined as a project office for implementation of the National Technology Initiative (NTI) – the long-term strategy of the country’s technological development aimed at formation of new global markets by 2035.
Prepared by NPO Saturn Press-Service based on information of GenerationS Press-Service, 1 38 98.