GenerationS named the best technology startups in Russia

    On October 15, at the Moscow International Forum “Open Innovations”, four winners of the GenerationS technological project accelerator competition were determined - one in each industry direction. The best were: Promobot (Industrial), Kera-Tech (BiotechMed), NanoServ (Cleantech) and VeeRoute (IT).

    Track Cleantech. Project "NanoServ", Elena Levina (Krasnodar)
    The Krasnodar company NanoCerv specializes in cleaning salts and scale from heating systems, heat exchangers and industrial boilers using biotechnologies based on lactic acid bacteria. The company's turnover for three quarters of 2014 amounted to 30 million rubles. NanoCerv has already signed twenty “long” agreements - mainly with industrial structures, as well as institutions of the Ministry of Education of the Southern Federal District. Big plans for 2015: development and expansion of the dealer network (now there are already 49 dealers in the Russian Federation and representatives abroad), access to foreign markets.

    Track BiotechMed. Kera-Tech Project, Anna Linnik (Kemerovo)
    The technology for producing a high protein feed additive from poultry industry waste. The average poultry farm produces 3 tons of waste after slaughter per day. By turning waste into a Kera-Tech feed additive, the poultry farm can receive more than 16 million rubles in net profit. The cost of feed using Kera-Tech technology is reduced by 18%, the digestibility of the additive by birds reaches 98%. Potential revenue from sales of biologics could reach about 82 billion rubles. in year. Now the company is signing agreements with four industries.

    Track Industrial. Project Promobot, Oleg Kivokurtsev (Perm)
    Multifunctional intelligent robot for working with customers. Promobot's main tasks are attracting new customers, presenting products and product consulting, as well as collecting and analyzing customer information. Potential buyers of the promotional robot: retailers, owners of business centers, cinemas, shopping and entertainment complexes. The maximum working time of Promobot is 8 hours, the speed of movement on the site is 5 km / h, a speech emulator with 100,000 voice modules and the ability to remember up to 1000 faces are built into the robot. The size of the global market for advertising robots is estimated at $ 1.7 billion. The cost of the finished Promobot is $ 10,000. By the end of 2014, the company plans to organize a network of 50 dealerships around the world, and by mid-2016 - sell from 1,000 robots annually.

    Track IT. VeeRoute project, Vladislav Kudinov (St. Petersburg)
    Transport logistics optimization service. The developed algorithms allow you to build routes in real time: planning for 10,000 addresses takes no more than 10 minutes, the solution saves customers with a fleet of 100 cars up to 2 million rubles per month, reduces fuel consumption by 20%, and increases the number of processed on the day of receipt by 40% applications. At the beginning of October, the company has 7 customers, the total payment of which is 360,000 rubles per month. The target market is $ 300 million per year.

    “The main victory in the competition is getting investments and results,” Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, stressed at the opening of the investment session of GenerationS. “It is good that a platform has appeared that unites those who have ideas with venture investors.” And investors already have interest in the presented projects, which means that we are on the right track. ”

    According to the results of this year's GenerationS, about fifty projects have already entered into negotiations with Russian venture investors. In addition, several corporations expressed their desire to join the competition as organizers and partners next year. “Already today, a number of Russian corporations see in the GenerationS contest a channel for finding interesting developments that can be used to solve their business problems. Today we are discussing partnerships with several companies that plan to create separate industry tracks for technology search next year, ”commented Gulnara Bikkulova, director of the department of innovation markets at RVC.
    The final of the GenerationS federal accelerator competition was held as part of the Moscow International Forum on Open Innovations. 25 strongest projects GenerationS presented their projects to a jury of 100 Russian and foreign investors. The jury evaluated the projects presented at the investment session according to seven main criteria: team, value of problems and solutions, understanding of the sales market, possibility of technical implementation, competitive advantages, scalability of the business model and possible capitalization of the project on the horizon of 3-5 years. The final score was made up of the sum of indicators according to the criteria and the investor's assessment in terms of investing own funds in the project.

    “Interesting projects, good ideas, a strong team always raise money, a little faster or a little slower. But the competition is useful for startups not only to attract investors, but also to compare themselves with other projects, to train. This sieve, through which the weak pass, and the strong receive a good incentive to development. I think that all startups that have reached the GenerationS finals have a high chance of success in realizing their development, ”said Konstantin Fokin, Director General of the Center for Innovative Development of Moscow.

    All finalists of the competition received Moscow innovative passports, which provide the owner with priority rights to participate in various programs of the Moscow Government and to receive services provided on favorable terms by Moscow development institutes and their partners. The total value of the prizes for the finalists from the partners of the competition amounted to about 38 million rubles. Each finalist of the competition was awarded a grant in the amount of one million rubles from the Assistance Fund. Three targeted grants for business development in the Smart City nomination from the Morton construction company were received by the Computer Robotics, GeoCV and Promobot teams. A special prize from SAP went to the Veeroute project. The “Computer Robotics” team was able to present its project to investors of the Club of Directors on Science and Innovation. Participation in the acceleration program of the Seed forum Singapore was provided by LOGA Group to three finalists of the BiotechMed track - Liomed, HepyScreen and Brain Target, while the Zinoferr and AquaAgroSorb teams will be able to present their projects at the investment session in New York. Three IT startups 3Plet Publishing, AddReality and Piligrim XXI got the opportunity to participate in the acceleration program Fabernovel based on the leading NUMA innovation center in Paris, and Promobot, Nerpa Interceptors and Bitblaze will be accelerated in Berlin. A ticket to the international congress in the field of digital innovations Leweb was awarded to the GeoCV project. All twenty-five participants in the final received certificates from the Deloitte consulting company, and also became owners of a subscription to the Kaspersky Lab anti-virus program. The leaders of the finals received a subscription from Elsevier.

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