GenerationS and ChelPipe Group are searching for startups

GenerationS and ChelPipe Group are searching for startups

GenerationS corporate acceleration platform by RVC is looking for innovative projects in the area of pipe and tube production for ChelPipe Group. Teams from all over the world with prototype and higher stage projects can participate.

The main objective of the accelerator isto find the most advanced solutions ready for the following implementationinto Chelpipe’s facilities.

You can apply for the accelerator until March 31, 2020 on website:

Startups for participation in the Accelerator will be selected in following areas:

  • new products, materials, and production technologies relevant to pipe and tube industry;
  • innovative product substitutes for traditional steel pipes or pipe coatings;
  • Machine vision and production monitoring systems;
  • solutions relevant to White Metallurgy philosophy.

Experts from Chelpipe Group and GenerationS will select up to 30 teams that will present their solutions to the ChelPipe’s Group top management; 15 of them will be admitted to the acceleration program. The participation involves visiting the production facilities of ChelPipe Group and meetings with the dedicated units for onsite project development and assessment of prospects for further cooperation.

Upon the Accelerator results, the best teams will launch their pilot solutions on high-tech production facilities of ChelPipe Group.

The startups with the opportunity for long-term implementation will be announced in summer 2020.

Kirill Nikitin, Technical Director at ChelPipe Group noted, “ChelPipe Group is transforming into a company of the future avle to flexibly respond to changes; meet industry-related challenges and continuously introduce high-tech solutions with advance knowledge of the customer needs. ChelPipe Group is open to new opportunities and is ready to cooperate with innovative project developers. The startups that will pass the acceleration stage with us will get unique advantages for implementation at the advanced production facilities of White Metallurgy”.

Ekaterina Petrova, Managing director at GenerationS corporate accelerator by RVC commented, “GenerationS has been working with the metallurgical sector since 2015, and on a regular basis we see startups that develop solutions for most complicated tasks in this industry. The pipe and tube industry is one of the most dynamic segments working towards versatility, and for this very reason, it requires innovative products and approaches to every customer. With the Accelerator opening, ChelPipe Group has obtained a new tool for comprehensive work with open innovations, and we are glad to be a part to this project”.


About GenerationS

GenerationS is a platform for development of corporate innovations; it is the highest-profile 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 personnel 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 thousand of 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.

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