11 July 2019
EFKO Group and UrFU will look for innovation projects in the sector of agro-industrial complex together
11 July 2019, Moscow, Russia – EFKO Group, one of the largest Russian food products producers, and Ural federal university named after B.N. Yeltsin, concluded a cooperation agreement in the sector of digitalization of agro-industrial complex.
Trend of the last decade – introduction of innovations in different sectors of agro-industrial complex. Even behind the simplest, at first glance, novelty there are young talented people: groups of developers and teams of employees who deal with introduction. However, experience has proven that education level of students and tasks from agro-industrial companies don’t always find necessary synergy for realization: some don't have enough knowledge, some – enough time to master a development.
Another situation occurs in EFKO Group – one of the three largest agro-industrial Russian companies – it has specific conditions for integration and introduction of original scientific and technical ideas and realizes support programs for innovators.
Within the collaboration program EFKO Group is joining UrFU to work with graduates of the university accelerator. Specialists of the company will participate in the 11th graduation as mentors and experts while EFKO Group’s production capacities will become a pilot site for introduction of the most effective solutions.
The parties also arranged to look for new ideas in startup-communities, participate in the work of scientific and coordinating councils, contest and expert committees, exchange the experience and information about plans on development of innovation projects in agro-industrial complex.
Anna Nenakhova, director of corporative innovations department of EFKO Group, emphasized that UrFU is one of the leading universities in Russia that is famous for its strong science base and the company believes in the long-term collaboration with the university:
«We are hope that graduates of the university accelerator will find real mentorship support represented by EFKO Group. Besides, we invite the most talented developers to our Innovation center to undertake an internship where they will be able to join current scientific and research projects».