15.07.2021   11:59

Russian Railways launches accelerator to select innovations in transport and logistics

Russian Railways is launching a corporate acceleration programme in logistics to select and test start-up projects that offer solutions to optimise current processes and create new products for the Russian Railways’ Holding.

The accelerator’s main focus is aimed at reducing the costs associated with transport, service, warehouse and information logistics, introducing advanced digital technologies and automating processes, as well as improving security.

The programme’s partners will be leading Russian transport and logistics companies of the country, as well as industrial enterprises, but start-up projects from Russia, the CIS countries and the far abroad which are ready to conduct tests at the test ground of Russian Railways can also take part in the selection.

Applications can be submitted before 1 September 2021, after which an examination and selection of projects for testing and pilot runs will be organised. Developers of the most promising projects will present their solutions to representatives of Russian Railways on Demo Day and have the opportunity to enter into long-term cooperation with the Company.

Applications can be submitted to the website accelerator.rzd.ru, which also contains more detailed information.

The corporate accelerator was created in September 2019 at JSC VNIIZhT, the main research institute for rail transport. The project is aimed at finding and adapting the most effective market and technological solutions to meet the existing needs of Russian Railways’ divisions and partners.