Site news 9.10.2017
Moscow, October 9, 2017
Yury Shmotin, General Designer of United Engine Corporation (a Rostec State Corporation company) has presented the principal trends of cooperation between the holding and small innovative companies, institutions of higher education, and startups at the S.P.Korolev Samara National Research University.
The General Designer’s presentation was made within the meeting between developers of projects related to advanced manufacturing technologies and representatives of the GenerationS TechNet track team – the Rybinsk company PJSC “UEC-Saturn” which is a member of the National Technology Initiative (NTI).
“We are ready to move towards innovative development, – stated Yury Shmotin
. – One of these steps is meetings with young innovators on the platform of GenerationS, the largest startup-accelerator of Russia. We are planning to visit specialized Russian institutions of higher education and to conclude relevant cooperation agreements with them in this field.”
Yury Shmotin emphasized the main trends of UEC’s technological development:
● Polymer composite materials (they will make qualitative changes in engine design);
● Additive technologies (they allow the application of a new shaping approach, a reduction in the number of parts and engine cost);
● High-temperature materials – on ceramic and intermetallic matrices (the introduction of these metals allows having a qualitative impact on the engine cycle);
● “More electric” engines as well as technological solutions allowing hydraulic, pneumatic mechanization elements to be replaced;
● Supercomputer technologies (they will enable us to reach a new analytical design level based on the application of numerical methods at all life cycle phases of gas turbine engines);
● Turbineless engines.
The meeting in Samara was attended by students from different universities of the city; a few teams presented their projects related to advanced manufacturing technologies. Before a pitch-session Dmitry Ivanov, Innovative Director of UEC-Saturn, delivered a lecture on the subject “Smart Factory, from Idea to Establishment”. Oleg Malsagov, a representative of the GenerationS TechNet track team, gave a master-class called “They want but they are not always able to do it: problem of implementing innovations in industrial enterprises. Who is right? Who is to be blamed?” Speakers presented the key domains of the TechNet track and the acceleration program steps.
The authors of the best solutions related to such advanced manufacturing technologies as additive technologies, the industrial Internet, sensorics, robotics and CNC-technologies, were invited to participate in the GenerationS TechNet corporate accelerator. Following the subsequent selection and the acceleration program the best projects will be able to gain support within the NTI framework, to test and implement developed solutions in production, to enter the register of NTI TechNet projects as well as to compete for the prize fund of the track.
The TechNet track aims to search for the best solutions related to advanced manufacturing technologies. GenerationS TechNet has been carried out in cooperation with UEC-Saturn since 2016. PJSC "UEC-Saturn" 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 is part of United Engine Corporation. It is located in Rybinsk (Yaroslavl Region). UEC Saturn is a member of Russia’s Mechanical Engineers Union, an All-Russian industrial association of employers. The Yaroslavl regional division of the All-Russian public organization ‘Russia’s Mechanical Engineers Union’ is headed by Viktor A. Polyakov, Managing Director of PJSC “UEC Saturn”.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 700 companies, which form 11 defense-industrial and 3 civil industry holdings as well as 80 direct control companies. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and deliver their products to over 70 countries worldwide. The Rostec portfolio spans such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, Uralvagonzavod and others. Rostec's consolidated revenue reached 1 trillion 266 billion rubles in 2016, Rostec's consolidated net revenue - 88 billion rubles, and EBITDA - 268 billion rubles. The corporation's average salary in 2016 amounted 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. The implementation of a new technological wave and digitalization of Russian economics are among Rostec's key tasks.