Results of MARINET projects selection within the FPI programs are announced

The Foundation for Promotion of Innovations has completed the selection of MARINET projects within the framework of the programs of  “Development-NTI” and “Start-NTI”. The competition committee of the “Development-NTI” program and the jury of the “Start-NTI” contest supported, respectively, 18 and 6 applications.

This year the most of the R&D projects supported within the “Development-NTI” program are in the field of technologies for the ocean resources development – the means for exploration and monitoring of marine resources, as well as maritime robotics. They inlcude the Unmanned platform for performing hydrographic works, Robotic Search and Rescue System, Marine unmanned robotic device for geological and geophysical data collection, Multifunctional hydroacoustic scanner, Marine magnetic gradiometer and magnetometer, Multichannel electroprospecting streamer for marine engineering surveys and others. (more…)

The finalists of the GenerationS in the MARINET nomination are selected

On April 27 the final of the Federal Accelerator of technological startups GenerationS was held in Moscow. This year for the first time the participants competed in the special nomination MARINET.

The finalists of the nomination were five participants:
• Yochting (Moscow) – yochting.com platform, which unites participants of the yacht charter market in a single interface;
• Hydro Tower (St. Petersburg) – sea-based hydroelectric power station of cyclone type;
• ProFiShip (Kaliningrad) – smart factory for non-waste processing of fish raw materials;
• Fish Fur (Novosibirsk) – eco technologies of fish wastes processing and
• Distributed Fiber-Optic Hydroacoustic Sensor (St. Petersburg). (more…)

MARINET’s Roadmap on improving legislation has been approved

The roadmap developed by the MARINET and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia to improve legislation and remove administrative barriers has been approved by the Government of Russia. The roadmap is aimed at creating conditions for promotion of new products and services to the market, support of new types of business activities, applying new business models, and stimulating the advanced implementation of high technologies in the maritime industry.

The implementation of the roadmap supposes the support of activities of the government authorities, companies, public organizations to implement initiatives aimed at promising technological markets of the global maritime industry: digital navigation (e-Navigation), ocean resources development technologies and innovative shipbuilding. (more…)

The third stage of the Development-NTI program is open

On April 6 the third stage of the “Development-NTI” Program by the Fund for the Promotion of Innovations was opened. Within the framework of the program the projects for R&D aimed at the MARINET key directions will be selected and supported.

Applications should be submitted before May 21, 2018. The projects should be aimed at the priority topics approved by MARINET taking into account technological barriers. The current list of the MARINET topics include:

1. Solutions for autonomous navigation, including navigation, radar and optical software and hardware systems

2. Solutions for gathering operational data on the ecological and hydrophysical situation in the World Ocean, equipped with a system of operational data transmission

3. Technologies and means of detection and monitoring, incl. systems of technical vision and visualization

4. Solutions for geological and geophysical prospecting on the seabed

5. Underwater wireless communication (more…)

Graduates of the program “Big Challenges” will take part in the world scientific fair IntelISEF

A team of talented students who took part in the “Big Challenges” program at the Sirius Educational Center in 2017 will represent Russia at the world scientific fair IntelISEF (USA), the awards of which are called the “small Nobel Prize”. Schoolchildren present two projects implemented in the “Big Challenges” program in the direction of World Ocean Development, organized with the support of MARINET: “Modeling of floating objects on the sea surface” and “Assessment of anthropogenic pressure on the Russian part of the Black Sea”.

The opportunity to represent Russia at the world scientific fair IntelISEF was won by students at the XIV Baltic Science and Engineering Competition on February 6-8, 2018 in St. Petersburg. The Baltic Science and Engineering Competition has been held in St. Petersburg since 2005 and is one of the largest scientific competitions for schoolchildren in Russia. (more…)

Over 40 applications are submitted for the UMNIC final

On December 20, JSC “United Shipbuilding Corporation” hosted the final selection of the UMNIC program in the MARINET areas. The UMNIC program of the Fund for the Promotion of Innovation is aimed at supporting commercially oriented scientific and technical projects of young researchers, for the second year it has been conducted for the MARINET areas.

Within the program, the Foundation provides grants for scientific research carried out by specialists aged 18 to 30 years.

This year, about 70 applications for various directions of the Marinet road map were submitted to the correspondence stage of the competition, over 40 of them were submitted for the final selection stage.

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Educational program for design of vessels using renewable energy

The SSU has developed an educational program for advanced training for the ANO “National Center for Engineering Competitions and Competitions”: “The Theory of Design of Vessels Using Alternative (Renewable) Sources of Energy”, Portnews reported.

On September 20-30 an approbation of this program of additional professional education was carried out in the educational and laboratory complex of REC “Center for Marine Research and Technologies”. 12 students took part (the direction of training is the design and construction of vessels and oceanic equipment ships). The program plan is designed for 72 academic hours. Classes were held in full-time for 9 days for 8 academic hours.

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R&D works within Development-NTI Program are presented at the conference in Novorossiysk

On 17 October 2017, Admiral Ushakov Maritime State University hosted the regional conference of MARINET in Novorossiysk. Among traditional issues for the regional conference the participants reviewed preliminary results of 20 R&D works developed within the framework of Development-NTI Program.

The regional conference gathered over 30 participants including representatives of Admiral Ushakov Maritime State University, regional companies and organizations as well as MARINET experts.

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Russia and India to cooperate on development of high-speed maritime transport

M.O.H. Group (India), RDC Aqualines Company (Russia), Indo-Russian Chamber of Commerce & Industries and Russia’s National Technological Initiative have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop the production and operation of new high-speed maritime crafts. The document has been signed today, September 20th, at the MariNet booth of the NEVA 2017, IAA PortNews correspondent reports from the exhibition.

The MoU was signed by M.O.H. Iqubal (M.O.H. Group), A.Sivathanu Pillai and P.Thangappan (IRCCI), Pavel Tsarapkin (RDC Aqualines Company) and Alexander Pinskiy (MARINET).

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First international agreements are signed by MARINET in China

The first international business mission in the MARINET history has been succesfully completed with signing of four agreements and more than 10 MoI. MARINET projects to be placed in CTEX (China technology exchange), MARINET participants have estableshed direct links with Chinese partners while MARINET will continue active development of international cooperation and promotion in China and in other countries.

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