Towards the III International technological forum “Innovations. Technologies. Manufacturing”
| March 31, 2016, Rybinsk. - Only a few days remain until the opening of this year’s III International technological forum “Innovations. Technologies. Manufacturing” (ITF 2016). On April 4-6, 2016 Rybinsk will be welcoming representatives of state corporations and private enterprises, the government, R&D centers and development institutes. For three days, the P.A. Solovyev Rybinsk State Aviation Technical University (RSATU), the training center of NPO Saturn and the Rybinsk public cultural center will be transformed into venues for discussing the current state and the future of advanced industrial technologies.
Victor Polyakov, managing director of NPO Saturn highlighted that the 3rd International technological forum held in Rybinsk in the year of NPO Saturn’s centennial anniversary is a momentous event as it reflects the company’s traditional desire for change as well as its constant search and implementation of new solutions for continuous improvement.
“If we look back in history, we will see that it is exactly here at Saturn that Russia saw its very first conveyer assembly of aircraft engines back in 1937 while the scientific labor and production culture rationalization system pioneered by NPO Saturn paving way to what is now known as “Lean manufacturing” following the results of the All-Union meeting in Rybinsk in 1968 was deployed at the majority of Russian industrial companies, - noted Victor Polyakov. - During the hardships of the end of the ХХ century and the beginning of the new century not only we managed to survive, we were actively developing new directions of business diversifying our product portfolio and modernizing our production facilities. It has already become a good tradition that Saturn brings for forum discussion the most topical subjects that we are faced with today, sharing with our colleagues about how we see the future and, of course, searching for potential partners to embark together on new joint projects.”
The ITF 2016’s agenda will open up with a plenary session whereby the main subjects will be the following: “Advanced industrial technologies required by the National technological platform’s markets” and “Foresight of technologies”.
NPO Saturn has long been an active member of what is called the National technological platform. This project is given an important role by the state policy advocated by Russian president Vladimir Putin in his address to the Federal assembly in December of 2014. The implementation of NTI (national technological initiative) is based on integrating into Russia’s innovative policy the landscape of world’s technological markets while creating favorable conditions for Russia to participate over the next 10-20 in the emergence of the future markets thus ensuring national security, high living standard and development of new advanced industries.
The plenary session will be attended by the governor of the Yaroslavl Region Sergey Yastrebov, director of the “Young professionals” NTI division Dmitriy Peskov, managing director of NPO Saturn Victor Polyakov, deputy general director-program director of RVC Evgeniy Kuznetsov, co-chair of NTI’s TechNet taskforce, vice president for advanced projects of the Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University and co-chair of NTI’s AeroNet taskforce Alexey Borovkov as well as by general director of the “Center for technology transfer” Sergey Zhukov.
Eight topic-related sections will function in the course of the forum; project sessions and open lectures will also be held during the forum. The event will culminate with an on-site presentation of NPO Saturn technological capabilities.
The forum participants will be speaking on the subjects related to innovations, technologies and manufacturing separated into topical sections such as: “Digital design and modeling. Bionic design”, “Additive manufacturing”, “Novel materials”, “Industrial Internet. Big data”, “Reliability of gas turbine engines”, “Mechatronics and robotics”, “Planning of labor resources” and “Education required by a technological leader”. A project session entitled “Program management in high-tech business such as aerospace industry, nuclear industry, etc.” will be hosted by United Engine Corporation.
The list of the announced open lectures at the moment includes:
- “Future skills. The logic behind the NTI” presented by Dmitriy Peskov;
- “Bionic design” presented by Alexey Borovkov;
- “New methods of computer-aided design of materials” presented by Artyom Oganov,
professor of Skoltech, professor of New York State University, head of a laboratory at Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology).
The members of the forum organizing committee are convinced that only the convergence of science and business is able to become a true driver in the development of high-tech industrial enterprises. Getting representatives of the world-class technological companies and outstanding scientists involved with the ITF 2016 is a pre-requisite for setting up new discussion venues ultimately leading to new projects, partnerships and innovative developments.
A special issue of United Engine Corporation Commercial Engines division’s corporate magazine “TrampoLEAN to success” No.7 has been released especially for the forum and is available on NPO Saturn’s official website at http://www.npo-saturn.ru/upload/docs/2016/1459231886_1_Korporativnyy_jurnal_Tramplin_k_uspehu_N7,_2016.pdf.
According to the forum organizers, over 1300 people have registered to participate in the International technological forum 2016 (20% being from the Yaroslavl Region and the other 80% being visitors from other Russian regions and from abroad). Among the forum participants 68% represent innovative business, 39% small-to-medium business, 29% large private business and state companies, 16 % research-and-development organizations, 9% various organizations and development institutes while the remaining 7% represent education. Over 280 speakers will make their presentations at the forum.
For more details on the ITF 2016, please visit the forum’s official website: www.itp-forum.ru.
Research and production association Saturn [NPO Saturn] (PJSC) is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and commercial aviation, power generation and gas compression as well as for ships and vessels. The association is part of the Union of Russian Mechanical Engineers, an All-Russian public organization. NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (JSC) and is the leader of the Commercial Engines division, a business unit of UEC founded on 09.10.2012 as a result of integration of the following companies: NPO Saturn (PJSC), Aviadvigatel (OJSC), UEC-PM (JSC), Metallist-PM (CJSC), Energetik-PM (OJSC), Motoservis-PM (CJSC) and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (JSC).
United Engine Corporation (JSC) (a Rostec State Corporation company) is an integrated organization specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of engines for military and commercial aviation, space programs, the Navy as well as for the oil and gas industry and power generation. One of UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the industry’s companies by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards. In 2014 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 199,9 billion.
Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and commercial application. The corporation comprises 663 companies, which form 9 defense-industrial and 6 civil industry holdings as well as 32 direct control companies. The Rostec portfolio spans such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA and others. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and deliver their products to over 70 countries worldwide.
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