RUSNANO Projects Showcased at INNOPROM Exhibition in Tashkent
Projects from RUSNANO (part of VEB.RF) were showcased at “INNOPROM: Big Industrial Week in Uzbekistan”, an international trade fair that took place from April 5 to 7 in Tashkent. The event organizers were the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The exhibition’s renewable power generation section featured Vestas Manufacturing RUS, a joint venture of RUSNANO, Vestas and Consortium of Ulyanovsk Region Investors (which the Ulyanovsk Nanotechnology Centre ULNANOTECH (RUSNANO Group) is a part of). Wind turbine blades made from composites are unique for Russia products manufactured by Vestas Manufacturing Rus. The production facility is located in the Ulyanovsk Aviation Cluster.
“It is great to see that the renewable energy sector is developing at great pace in Uzbekistan. Aside from quality equipment, Vestas offers an opportunity for collaboration in staff training so as to share the experience we have gained in the Russian market with others,” stated Kimal Yusupov, Managing Director of Vestas Manufacturing Rus.
Exhibition participants also included VISITECH, a portfolio company of the Far East High Technology Fund, established in collaboration with RUSNANO, VEB.DV and RVC. VISITECH develops and produces safety management software for industrial use and offers companies an opportunity to digitize workplace safety processes.
During the exhibition in Tashkent, VISITECH showcased the capabilities of its geonavigation platform linking together various software components, equipment and IoT devices into an intelligent system aimed at improving workplace safety and management effectiveness at industrial facilities in Uzbekistan. As a result, VISITECH and the Ministry of Innovative Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan reached an agreement that would enable the company to become a part of the digital transformation process of the manufacturing sector in Uzbekistan.
“There is great interest and potential in cooperating with industrial facilities in Uzbekistan more closely. And, in the nearest future, we are planning on starting a fruitful and active collaboration here,” noted Rustam Milanov, General Director of VISITECH.
The exhibition showcased more than 200 exhibits from the largest companies as well as small and medium-sized businesses from Russia, Uzbekistan, France, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
The RUSNANO Group includes the RUSNANO Joint Stock Company, the RUSNANO Management Company and the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs. Thanks to RUSNANO’s investments, there are currently 138 factories and R&D Centers opened in 37 regions in Russia.
Currently, the Russian Government is reconfiguring the system of development institutions, which provides for the integration of RUSNANO into the management scope of VEB.RF. Based on VEB, a centralized investment unit is being created to implement projects that contribute to national development goals. The VEB Group’s priority is to consolidate public and private investment resources for the country’s breakthrough development, improve quality, and create comfortable conditions for people’s lives.