VEB.RF, Agency for Strategic Initiatives, Skolkovo Foundation, and a group of private investors clinched a deal on the joint support of the advancement that is going to drive processing fluorine industrial waste and transforming it into reusable materials. The agreement was signed today, at the Made in Russia International Export Forum hosted in Moscow. New Chemical Products, technology vendor, finished the pilot trials that proved the efficiency of the proposed solution. At the upcoming stage, the production facility will be established in the Seversk (closed city in Tomsk Region) priority development area. This way, Russian fluorine consumers—primarily, nuclear industry enterprises—will be supplied with Russia-produced materials, while the green light will be ensured for exporting fluorine products.
“Supporting the NCP’s project is one of the pioneer results of our high-scale cooperation with ASI and Skolkovo Foundation within the Pilot Factory initiative that was signed at the SPIEF 2019. I must remind that under this initiative we are working on forming the demand or so-called matrix of needs of major Russian companies reflecting their demand for innovative and digital solutions our startup system provides. VEB.RF is ready to support the project at the new stage—founding a state-of-the-art production facility. The joint effort of development institutes within the common road map will allow deriving an optimal set of financial and non-financial project support instruments and reaching the highest possible effect in the dynamic technology market,” Aleksey Ivanchenko, Deputy Chairman at VEB.RF commented.
“What helped the project gain momentum is the talented pool of Russian process and technology specialists in chemical industry. Supported by Skolkovo and ASI, our technology could demonstrate prominent benefits in comparison to existing competitive solutions, both in and beyond Russia. We are convinced the global-level results that can be beneficially used in the Russian industry lie in the place where high tech meets breakthrough marketing concepts and realization of production matters,” NCP CEO Anton Mamayev stated.
“Innovation-driven company New Chemical Products is one of the first residents of Skolkovo Foundation. For the period of residency, the company developed a unique technology and piloted it with the aid (including grants) of Skolkovo. The whole-new stage of the company growth is the establishment of the production facility on the bedrock of one of the major industrial enterprises of Russia. One couldn’t underestimate the value of the support we get from our strategic partners VEB.RF and ASI,” Senior VP for Innovation of Skolkovo Foundation Kirill Kayem said.
“We hope NCP’s experience will become a good case of how small-size tech enterprises can work shoulder to shoulder with major companies in executing innovative endeavors. Together with colleagues from Skolkovo and VEB.RF, we will do our best to see the project through the end and translate the experience to the Model for Improving Innovative Willingness of Major Businesses developed by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives jointly with other institutions,” ASI CEO Svetlana Chupsheva concluded.