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NPO Saturn at MAKS 2013: signing an agreement on cooperation between Russian air and space clusters and creating a Eurasian partnership of aviation and space clusters

August 28, 2013, Rybinsk. On August 27, 2013 at the MAKS 2013 International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, an agreement was signed on cooperation between Russian air and space clusters and to create a Eurasian partnership of aviation and space clusters between:

  • the innovative regional cluster Gas turbine construction and power machine construction in the Yaroslavl Region

  • the innovative regional air and space cluster in the Samara Region
  • the cluster of innovative technologies in Zheleznogorsk
  • the consortium Scientific educational production cluster Ulyanovsk Avia
  • the innovative regional cluster for aviation building and ship building in the Khabarovsk Region
  • the cluster of space technology and telecommunications in Skolkovo
  • ASIS  the Aerospace Initiative Saxony
  • Pole Pagase (the Pagase cluster, France).

Ilya Fedorov, Managing Director of NPO Saturn and Coordinator of the Innovative Regional Cluster Gas Turbine Construction and Power Machine Construction in the Yaroslavl Region, emphasizing the importance of this event, said, NPO Saturn is not only presenting its wares at MAKS 2013, but also demonstrating innovative development, including via participation in cluster policy. Cooperation within the regional cluster and NPO Saturns participation in the international Eurasian partnership is very important for us. We represent the new Saturn, new people who will be making new engines.

According to Alexei Kobenko, the Deputy Head of the Samara Regional Government and Minister for Economic Development , the air and space industry cannot exist without international cooperation. We are glad that within our company there are many international projects which will enable innovative development and the implementation of joint programs.

This agreement envisages joint work to develop and implement solutions to develop cooperative clusters in the air and space industry in the following directions:

  • creating joint educational programs, spreading best practice as applied at cluster companies
  • creating and implementing trans-cluster projects in the area of scientific and technical cooperation
  • creating a single information space to search for partners and investors to create new technological chains and create innovative companies, forming a single base of knowledge, transferring best practice in the areas of cooperation between big cluster companies and SMEs
  • organising economic missions, exchanges, and visits of delegates between cluster companies on a regular basis
  • preparing and jointly implementing development programs for SMEs with the aim of increasing the number of innovative SMEs and developing international cooperation between SME clusters
  • forming a professional expert society to conduct scientific, technical, and economic independent analysis for state bodies, national holdings, potential investors, and other interested parties and private individuals.

Sergei Borisov, Vice President of Sberbank Russia said: In talking about forming clusters, we must understand that it is necessary to create a system of suppliers, cluster infrastructure, industrial fleet, financial instruments, develop targeted education in the air and space industry. And of course, to create the right conditions for those people who will be joining the cluster. Then industrial companies will be able to fully realize their capabilities and to develop.

Artyom Shadrin, Director of the Department for Innovative Development at the Russian Ministry of Economic Development noted: Within the framework of development of innovative regional clusters we are building a vision of joint business conditions, scientific organizations, and universities to create an efficient system to modernize out companies, an efficient chain of added value, and building international technological cooperation. Work on clusters can create a stream of profitable, reliable, and promising innovation projects, which would enable us to advance significantly in a relatively short space of time.

NPO Saturn is an engine-building company specializing in development, production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, electrical generating and gas transport facilities, and military and civil marine vessels. Saturn is a part of the Managing Company JSC United Engine Corporation.

Managing Company JSC United Engine Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM. More than 85 % of the leading companies specializing in development, mass production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine technology are integrated into UEC, as well as key companies in other selected fields. One of UECs priority directions is implementing comprehensive programs for developing companies by implementing new technologies that meet international standards

OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group of companies established in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary activities include helicopter building (Russian Helicopters), engine-building (UEC), and other assets.

Rostech State Corporation is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 to facilitate development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military applications. Altogether, Russian Technologies encompasses 663 organizations. The corporation includes 17 holdings, 12 of which are in the military-industrial complex, and five  in civilian industry. The corporation works in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supplies products to more than 70 countries around the world. It employs over 900,000 people, or about 2 % of Russian labour force. Its 2011 net profit was 45.6 billion rubles, and it paid a total of 100 billion rubles in taxes at all levels.