Global industrial hi-tech startups competition

European Fund Rusnano Sistema SICAR is ready to invest into the winner’s startup up to $10 million

Pitch Session participants

Who should apply?

All startups from the stage of industrial prototyping to the stage of scaling are invited to apply.

Terms of reference

Entry criteria

  • Unique and protectable technologies Unique and protectable technologies
  • Export potential Export potential
  • Concrete commercial results Concrete commercial results
  • Strong team Strong team
  • Scalability Scalability

Technological focus

  • Robotics Robotics
  • Drones Drones
  • IoT solutions IoT solutions
  • B2B software B2B software
  • Security solutions Security solutions
  • Energy efficiency solutions Energy efficiency solutions
  • Solutions for the oil and gas industry Solutions for the oil and gas industry
  • Communication equipment Communication equipment
  • Microelectronics Microelectronics
  • Special communications systems Special communications systems


March 13 - May 18 The competition is open for entries
May 18 The deadline for submission of entries
April 15 - May 30 The entries are evaluated by the Expert Council
June 22 Pitch Session participants are announced
June 25 - Sept. 19 Tracking of the projects, selection of the finalists
October 16 The Competition Final at the Open Innovations Forum
Pitch Session participants


  • Up to $ 10 million in investment capital from the Rusnano Sistema SICAR

  • A pilot project with MTS - the leading telecommunications group in Russia and Eastern Europe

  • All finalists will have an opportunity to pitch at the Open Innovations Forum in Moscow

Terms of reference



The jury members evaluate the projects at the finals and determine the winners of the Grand Prix and the Best Idea category.

Aleksey Katkov

Aleksey Katkov Managing Partner of Sistema

Oleg Kiselev

Oleg Kiselev Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board; Head of Investment Division K of RUSNANO

Boris Podolsky

Boris Podolsky Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board; Executive Director of RUSNANO

Anna Shakirova

Anna Shakirova Senior Investment Director of Sistema

Experts assess projects at the preliminary stage, determine the semi-finalists and finalists.

Sergey Amiryan

Sergey Amiryan Investment Director of RUSNANO

Petr Lukyanov

Petr Lukyanov Managing Partner of Phystech Ventures

Dmitry Kurin

Dmitry Kurin Head of MTS Corporate Accelerator

Dmitry Dryagin

Dmitry Dryagin R&D and Production Director; Chief Designer at Transas Aviation/TAV; CEO of KT Unmanned Systems

Dmitry Zinenok

Dmitry Zinenok Head of R&D Departament of Sitronics

Ilya Sachkov

Ilya Sachkov Founder of Group-IB

Ilya Taratonov

Ilya Taratonov Head of Avionics and Control Systems Division of RTI


October 16, Moscow
Final at the Open Innovations Forum


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