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INNOPROM-2017: RVC and UEC-Saturn will accelerate projects for Factories of the Future

Site news 14.07.2017

RVC and UEC-Saturn (a part of United Engine Corporation (JSC) of State Corporation Company Rostec) are launching a permanent startup accelerator of the first Russian test site for high technologies. The test site aimed to try out advanced production solutions is being established by UEC-Saturn within the framework of NTI implementation. It will be the first platform in Russia to test ideas and best practices which will allow Russian companies to switch over to the new production organization concept in future Factories of the Future. Startups will be searched for, examined, and trained on the basis of the largest Russian and Eastern European GenerationS accelerator realized by RVC.
The concept of the first test site on the premises of UEC-Saturn has been developed within the “TechNet” Roadmap of the National Technological Initiative. There is a plan that in the next three years about 20 technologies will be brought to industrial use.
The first 15 projects for acceleration were selected by UEC-Saturn in cooperation with RVC, the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University and CompMechlab in 2016. In 2017 some of these projects are to be launched in the company as pilot ones. The task by the Corporation management is to set up a permanent accelerator together with GenerationS organized by RVC at the test site.

Solutions will be selected for testing within the TechNet GenerationS track. An application can be submitted till October 15 by filling in a form on the accelerator site. Project domains: Digital design and modelling, additive technologies, industrial Internet, sensorics, robotics, CNC - technologies. Each application will undergo a multistep examination, up to 20 project teams will be selected for the accelerator.

During the round table “Tools of Venture Investment in Russian Corporations” within the framework of INNOPROM-2017 Dmitry Ivanov, Innovative Development Director, UEC-Saturn, spoke about the need to establish a test site where startup companies would be able to enter ongoing production. “With a test site we will try to overcome another barrier so that project teams could have access to production and test technologies. We are planning to do that in the next 2-3 years in the production system of a new industrial setup, — pointed out Dmitry Ivanov. — This year within the TechNet GenerationS track according to the results of the acceleration program, companies will have the opportunity to rework their technology for half a year till it is fit for industrial use for its implementation. It is the next step in the removal of barriers for a startup to enter a large production site”, — emphasized the Innovative Development Director, of UEC-Saturn.

In future UEC-Saturn is going to consider variants of purchasing technological solutions that will pass tests and will be reworked at the test site. UEC-Saturn is also studying possible mechanisms of purchasing shares in companies –solution developers trough the core funds of Rostec.

”UEC-Saturn has already travelled a long way in building open innovations and it is more than two years since we started working successfully within the framework of the largest Russian and Eastern European GenerationS accelerator. The concept of the first Russian test site “Smart Factory” has been elaborated for the implementation of the NTI TechNet roadmap on the premises of UEC-Saturn. Today UEC-Saturn is realizing initiatives which will be useful for Russian companies when they introduce innovations into complex production systems” — pointed out Mikhail Antonov, Deputy CEO – Director for Innovative Infrastructure Development, RVC.


RVC is a government fund of funds and a development institute of the Russian Federation. RVC’s main objectives: to encourage the creation of Russia’s venture investment industry and to take on the role of a Project Office for the National Technology Initiative (NTI). The charter capital of RVC is above 30 bln rubles. 100% of RVC’s capital belongs to the Russian Federation represented by the Federal Agency for Administration of State-Owned Property of the Russian Federation (Rosimushchestvo). The total number of funds founded by RVC has reached 25, their total size is 35.1 bln rubles. The share of RVC is 22.5 bln rubles. The number of innovative companies approved for investment by RVC funds is 211. The total volume of approved investments is 16.9 bln rubles.  www.rvc.ru

UEC-Saturn (PJSC) is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and commercial aviation, power generation and gas compression as well as for ships and vessels. UEC-Saturn PJSC is a part of United Engine Corporation (JSC) and is the leader of the Commercial Engines division, a business unit of UEC.
UEC-Saturn PJSC is a member of the all-Russian industrial association of employers “Russian Engineering Union”, the Yaroslavl regional office of the all-Russian public organization “Russian Engineering Union” is headed by V.Polyakov, Managing Director of UEC-Saturn PJSC.

United Engine Corporation (JSC) (a Rostec State Corporation company) is an integrated organization specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of engines for military and commercial aviation, space programs, the Navy as well as for the oil and gas industry and power generation. One of UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the industry’s companies by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards.

Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and commercial application. The corporation comprises more than 700 companies, which form 11 defense-industrial and 3 civil industry holdings as well as more than 80 direct control companies. The Rostec portfolio spans such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Group, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, Uralvagonzavod and others. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and deliver their products to over 70 countries worldwide.  Rostec' s consolidated revenue in 2016 reached 1 trillion 266 billion rubles, the consolidated net profit — 88 bln rubles, and EBITDA — 268 bln rubles. The average salary of the Corporation in 2016 amounted to 44 000 rubles. Following Rostec's new strategy, the major objective of the Corporation is to ensure the technological advantage of Russia on competitive world markets. One of Rostec’s key tasks is the introduction of a new technological structure and digitalization of Russian economy.


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