At the Global Technology Leadership Forum, the CTRP Group, one of the leading industrial groups in the Russian metallurgical complex, and the Russian Venture Company (RVC) signed an agreement to create an accelerator for innovative projects in the pipe industry.
Under the agreement, GenerationS, a platform for corporate innovation from RVC, will search for innovative projects for the industrial market, together with experts from CTRP Group, it will conduct an examination phase and prepare projects for acceleration.
Teams from all over the world with projects at the “prototype” stage and above will be able to take part in the selection. Priority areas are new products and materials of the pipe industry, technologies for the production and monitoring of pipe products, machine vision, as well as technological solutions that comply with the principles of the White Metallurgy production system.
The CTRP Group and GenerationS experts will evaluate the projects and select about 30 promising teams that will be able to present their decisions to the company's management. After the selection stage is completed, 15 projects will undergo an acceleration program, and the best of them will be able to pilot their solutions at the high-tech facilities of the CTRP Group. In the summer of 2020, projects will be announced that will receive the possibility of long-term implementation.
GenerationS — a Corporate Innovation Development Platform; The largest corporate accelerator in Russia and the CIS. Organized by RVC in 2013. GenerationS implements comprehensive corporate development programs: intercorporate — on the development of internal entrepreneurship; acceleration — for scouting and acceleration of external projects; international — to train employees in the methods of building and conducting innovations based on corporations — global leaders. Today, the accelerator infrastructure includes more than 15 thousand 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), organized by TechStars, and the best corporate accelerator in Europe, according to Corporate Start-up Summit.
CTRP is one of the leading industrial groups in the metallurgical complex of Russia. At the end of 2018, the company's share in total shipments of Russian pipe manufacturers amounted to 16.5%. CTRP Group unites enterprises and companies of ferrous metallurgy: The Chelyabinsk Tube-Rolling Plant, Pervouralsk Novotrubny Plant, a warehouse complex that sells the group's pipe products in the regions, META, a company for the procurement, processing, and sale of ferrous scrap; enterprises for the production of trunk equipment COT, ETERNO, MSA (Czech Republic); The oilfield services business is represented by the Rimera Group of Companies.