Innovative ideas in practical applications presented at the International Technological Forum

March 14, 2014, Rybinsk — The international technological forum ‘Innovation. Technology. Production’ will be held March 18-19, 2014 in Rybinsk and will bring together specialists from large high-tech industrial companies and representatives of small and medium businesses, higher and professional educational institutions, and leading Russian research organizations.

The forum organizers are the Innovative Regional Cluster Gas Turbine and Power Machine Construction, NPO Saturn, the Solovyev Rybinsk State Aviation Technical University, the government of the Yaroslavl region, the administration of the city of Rybinsk, the Russian Union of Industrialists, and the Saxony Department of the Economy (Germany) and the Safran Group (France). Forum partners are Severny Bank of Sberbank Rossiya, and Vimpelcom (BeeLine brand).

About 400 delegates have registered for the forum, from Russia, France, and Germany, including academics from the Russian Academy of Sciences, 24 professors, doctors, and PhDs.

For two days, the NPO Saturn training center, RGATU, and the Rybinsk Community and Cultural Center will become the platforms for a global discussion among forum participants.

The key issues which will be discussed in nine subject sections of the forum will be technological and instrumental preparation of machine-building production (the section ‘Technology of coatings for parts, tools, and hardware’), creating and processing new materials (‘New materials. Composite materials based on polymer, inter-metallic, and ceramic matrices’), managing production (‘Technology of developing repairs of GTEs’), automating technological processes (‘Innovative production technology. High-speed processing of complex-profile parts. Welding. Increasing precision and quality of surface processing’), modern areas of business development (‘Engineering and re-engineering of modern high-tech production’), cooperation with small and medium business (‘Outsourcing. From business for business’), staff preparation (‘Education for technological leaders’), and also looking at the principles of cooperation between industry and economic media and companies (‘The hyper-connected world of technology’).

Forum participants will have a chance to analyze the development of the global market, potential for implementing new projects in the area of modern technological production, and to share their experiences and find new partners.

With the aim of creating new production policy connected with increasing volumes of production, NPO Saturn is interested in expanding cooperation with small and medium innovative companies, developing its network of outsourcing, and creating high-quality science-driven production in a shorter time, which will be highlighted in discussion panels and sectional work at the forum.

The opening ceremony will be attended by the governor of the Yaroslavl region Sergei Yastrebov, first deputy governor of the region Aleksandr Knyazkov, NPO Saturn managing director, chairman of the regional division of the Russian Industrialists Union and chairman of the board of the innovative regional cluster Gas Turbine and Power Machine Construction, Ilya Fedorov.

At the plenary session, the representative from the Saxony economy in Russian Dr Manfred Libel, the head of Safran in Russia Marc Sorel, director of the Institute of Thermo-Physics at RAS and correspondent RAS member Sergei Alekseenko, director of IMTTKh at RAS, RAS academic Nikolai Lyakhov, and RGATU rector professor Valery Poletaev will look at the main directions for development of high-tech companies and technological leaders.

Technical specialists and heads of UEC companies have confirmed attendance at the forum, including from the Engines for Civil Aviation division, subsidiaries and partner companies NPO Saturn, UAC, Russian Helicopters, ROSNANO, innovative regional and air and space clusters in Russia, France, and Saxony (Germany), RGATU, leading technical institutions and research organizations from Moscow, Kazan, Samara, Perm, Novosibirsk, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Fraungofer institutes (Germany).

As part of the forum there will be presentation of the winners on the subject competition Youth In Science, which was a correspondence competition among students from technological institutions. The winners will be awarded five prizes, and the winner presentations will be published in a scientific journal included in Higher Attestation Committee list.

There will also be an open planning session of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives on developing dual education in the Yaroslavl region. The international technological forum ‘Innovation. Technology. Production’, organized for the first time in Rybinsk as a center of discussion and practical use of tested technologies, modern knowledge, and new ideas for the dynamic development of the regional cluster Gas Turbine and Power Machine Construction, promises to become a regular event, which will aid in the organization of new industrial structures in the Yaroslavl region and in contacts with the wider world.

NPO Saturn is an engine-building company specializing in the development, production, and after-sales servicing of gas turbine engines for military and civilian aviation, the navy, and power generating and gas transportation facilities. It is a member of the All-Russian organization the Russian Industrialists Union, the Yaroslavl regional division of which is headed by NPO Saturn managing director I. N. Fedorov.

NPO Saturn is part of the United Engine Corporation and is the head company of the Engines for Civil Aviation division, a UEC business unit established on 09.10.2012 and comprised of NPO Saturn, Aviadvigatel, PMZ, Metallist-PM, Energetik-PM, REMOS-PM, Motorservice-PM, and Zheleznedorozhnik-PM.

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

United Industrial Corporation OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group founded in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary areas of business are helicopters (Russian Helicopters), engine-building (UEC), and other assets.

Rostech is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 to facilitate the development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military applications. Altogether, Russian Technologies encompasses 663 organizations. The corporation includes 8 holdings in the military-industrial complex, and five in civilian industry. The corporation works in 60 constituent regions of the Russian Federation and supplies products to more than 70 countries around the world. Its 2012 turnover was 931 billion rubles, with net profit of 38.5 billion rubles. It paid a total of 109 billion rubles in taxes at all budget levels.

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