The acceptance of applications for participation in the new track of the “Moscow Accelerator” program PipeIndustryTech has started, the partner of which is the Pipe Metallurgical Company (TMK). The project is being implemented by the Moscow Innovation Agency with the support of the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development. As part of the new direction, TMK will select innovative projects for the pipe industry for implementation in the company.
Startups working in the areas of new technologies and solutions for the pipe industry, digitalization of the industry, including the introduction of digital twins and the organization of “smart production”, as well as ecology on the program website will be able to apply for participation in the track .
Based on the results of a detailed study of applications and discussion of candidates with a track partner, 30 startups will reach the final, which will undergo acceleration within 10 weeks and will be able to finalize their initiatives in order to present projects to an expert jury. The best track participants will have the opportunity to implement pilot projects at TMK enterprises.
“TMK develops a high value added industry and focuses on the production of innovative products for the energy sector. To develop such solutions, we use all available resources – our own research base and partnership with university and academic science. Thanks to our cooperation with the Moscow Accelerator, we expect to attract the best young developers in Moscow to create advanced products and update the technological structure of our enterprises. We plan to see the results of the work on the track already at the end of this summer, ”said Igor Pyshmintsev, Director for Research, Head of the TMK Research Center (STC).
“Digitalization of production is a promising area of application of new technologies. An interesting and productive track awaits us ahead. Participants will have to go through individual work with trackers, workshops, master classes with the participation of market leaders, ”said Ksenia Borbacheva, Deputy Director General of the Moscow Innovation Agency.
An agreement on TMK’s participation in the Moscow Accelerator program was signed in October 2020 between STC TMK and the Moscow Innovation Agency. As part of the program, which has been implemented since November 2019, the Moscow Innovation Agency, with the support of the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development, managed to unite representatives of business, the startup community and the Moscow Government on one platform. Both startups, corporations and the state are interested in cooperation according to the win-win logic – the state and corporations can provide the necessary support to technology entrepreneurs, as is the case under the Moscow Accelerator program, and they, in turn, create innovative products and services , enter new markets, generate new jobs, which ultimately develops the economy and makes the city more modern and comfortable. During the work of the program, more than 2,800 applications for participation from startups were submitted, graduates launched more than 180 pilot projects and attracted 236 million rubles of investments.