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OMZ Group welcomes your innovative ideas and is willing to consider investments into the most interesting ones. What kind of projects interest OMZ Group?
To submit your project, please email a brief description of it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If your project holds promising potential for OMZ Group, specialists from our innovation department will contact you.
United Heavy Machinery Plants places enormous emphasis on supporting the inventions and innovative ideas of its employees. It is for this reason that the company launched the Innovation Factory, which is a corporate business incubator. Any employee can submit his/her ideas or recommendations, and has the chance to implement them as his/her own project within the company and to have a stake in the achieved economic benefit. The project may even originate beyond the Group's facilities, and the employee has the full capability to be part of the team while performing the role of integrator or coordinating manager.
The company undertakes a number of special measures to engage employees into the corporate entrepreneurial process. They include brainstorming sessions on the future of machine-building, meetings with successful technological entrepreneurs, master classes on analyzing interesting cases of innovative ideas and businesses, seminars on idea-generation techniques, and others.
The key objective of the Innovation Factory is to stimulate entrepreneurial activities and innovations among company employees while offering them a number of tools to assist them. Such assistance includes consultations with corporate incubator experts, help with forming a project team, consultative assistance from expert mentors, regular training on specific topics of innovative project development for active employees, the company knowledge base, and even five-day start-up schools that United Heavy Machinery Plants conducts at facilities jointly with higher educational institutions and government development institutes. At start-up schools, with the help of top-notch teachers and mentors, ideas and technologies are assigned to a team and are transformed into official business projects on a stage-by-stage basis over a week's time.
Once a project is prepared, it undergoes an expert review and is presented to the OMZ investment committee, which decides on its implementation.
External projects may also compete for support from the corporate incubator. If a certain project holds promising potential for the Group, experts from the corporate incubator will join in on its development in order refine it for submittal to the investment committee.
In order to find potential projects outside of its regular participation in innovation events, United Heavy Machinery Plants established its own competition called «Tekhnostart» ( www.tstart.rulink). This is the largest competition for innovative projects and an accelerator for the machine-building industry aimed at building an effective dialog between well-prepared start-ups and strategic investors/corporations. In 2013, the first year of this competition, 71 project proposals for machine-building innovations were received in just a month and a half. Tekhnostart is supported by key government development institutes, the leading university Ural Federal University, investment funds, and major industrial players.
OMZ is also blazing its own trail in the major competition for innovative BIT projects (Generation S).
OMZ also closely collaborates with universities. The company is striving to expand its traditional staff training partnership to include the creation of joint business projects, joint educational programs on innovative topics, engagement of university representatives into internal scientific and practical conferences, and other collaboration.
The innovative development of United Heavy Machinery Plants shows potential not only from start-ups, but also undoubtedly from mature market leaders and players. The company has special partnership agreements for the implementation of joint innovation projects with such corporations as Rosneft, SIBUR, and RITEK (Lukoil). Co-investments into major projects that are attractive to both the manufacturer and the consumer will help reduce the risks from commercialization and provide projects with take-off sales markets.
OMZ Group manufacturing companies are instrumental in delivering Russian government programmes for import substitution and localisation of high technology products. This involvement helped OMZ Group to take leading positions in high performance oil and gas equipment markets, successfully complete an R&D project to design and launch commercial production of LNG equipment based on mixed refrigerant cycle technology, and fully upgrade its Kriogenmash business with a state-of-the-art cryogenic manufacturing complex.
OMZ maintains a group-wide policy for building its technical capability and adopting efficient technologies and products developed through in-house R&D and innovation projects.
These R&D projects are implemented by the following corporate technical centres:
Key ongoing R&D/engineering projects:
Open to innovation
OMZ Group is always open to new and innovating ideas.
What kind of projects is OMZ Group interested in?
Every year, OMZ Group runs a Technostart competition to select and support best proposed innovation projects. Its primary goal is to help identify and implement ideas for innovation across OMZ Group and also establish ties between innovative startups and big Russian corporations. For more details about the contest please go to www.tstart.ru.
Technostart is the industry’s biggest contest for best innovation projects in mechanical engineering that seeks to encourage a mutually rewarding dialogue between project startups and corporations as their strategic investors. Technostart is supported by key Russian public institutions of economic development, universities, investment funds, and major industry players.
After being reviewed by a board of experts, the high-graded project proposals are submitted to OMZ Investment Committee for approval to authorise further implementation.
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