GTLK Accelerator on the Basis of GenerationS to Support 11 Innovative Projects for Transport
Organizers of the accelerator of the State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK), created on the basis of GenerationS platform of Russian Venture Company selected to support 11 technological start-ups developing new technologies in various fields of the transport industry. This was announced on Tuesday by the press service of RVC.
“GTLK and partners of the accelerator — VEB.RF, GK InfoWatch, RZhD (Russian Railways), OJSC, Transport Systems Group of Companies, USC, JSC, and OAK, PJSC summed up the selection of technological projects organized based on RVC corporate accelerator GenerationS. The teams that have passed the final competitive selection will fall into the acceleration program. They will have the opportunity to pilot their decisions in the corporation and attract financing,” the statement said.
Projects from Russia, Germany, Canada, Israel, Singapore, Estonia, and Armenia took part in the competitive selection. Among the projects, there are new technological solutions for air, rail, passenger and freight transport, as well as intersectoral areas of transport infrastructure development. The program to support start-ups has been designed for three months. Participation in the accelerator will allow developers to conduct pilot tests of their solutions to solve real problems.
“Experts from GTLK and partner companies has selected 11 of the most promising projects that will go to the next stage — industrial acceleration. It is important to note that most of the selected <...> start-ups are cross-industry solutions that can be applied in different segments of transport sector,” also reported RVC.
The corporate accelerator of GTLK, PJSC was launched in August 2019. It is a comprehensive program for the development of innovative projects in the transport industry, aimed at finding and implementing advanced solutions in this field. The technological partner of GTLK is GenerationS corporate accelerator.
“The uniqueness of our joint accelerator with GTLK, PJSC lies in the fact that in addition to the search of start-ups, we also help to build innovative processes within the company itself. This makes it possible to immediately select projects and have a trained team of managers working with innovations right from the start of the search campaign. As part of the selection, we received applications not only from Russian start-ups but also from foreign ones: over 20% of the funnel are foreign technologies that want to enter Russian market and develop here. Projects that have passed into the accelerator will be able to launch pilot projects, prepare themselves for investments or create a joint venture with accelerator partners — leading companies in the transport sector and GTLK, PJSC” — the words of the Director of GenerationS corporate accelerator Ekaterina Petrova are quoted in the message.