About the Center

The global-level Ural Interregional Research and Education Center for Advanced Production Technologies and Materials aims to unite the potential of education and research institutions in the real sector of Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk, and Kurgan Regions. The center receives competitive technologies and products to further commercialize them. Also, it provides training intending to tackle scientific and technological tasks to ensure groundbreaking development in priority areas and increase the competitiveness of the economies of the regions involved.

Ural Federal University initiated the establishment of the Center and functions as its project office.

President Vladimir Putin supported the idea of the establishment of the center during his visit to Ural Federal University in July 2019.

The Center’s Objectives


Strategic goal

Russia's leadership in the sphere of creating groundbreaking production technologies and new materials
  • Advanced aerospace complexes
  • Innovative transportation systems
  • A sustainable energy system
  • Environmentally friendly production and waste disposal technologies


Ensuring a balanced groundbreaking development of the key industrial regions of the country
  • Sverdlovsk Region
  • Chelyabinsk Region
  • Kurgan Region

The Center’s work principles



The formation of consortia with the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and other leading world research and education institutions


Making use of the advanced implementation infrastructure of the regions (technology parks, the state-of-the-art infrastructure of universities)

Technological entrepreneurship

Making use of the groundbreaking technological and industrial infrastructure of the three regions


The production and promotion of the products in new markets and partnership with international leaders


The Research and Education Center follows a number thematic and technological priorities aimed at realizing groundbreaking technological projects with a view to taking the center to the national and international levels.


Valery Charushin

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Chairman of the Presidium of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
‘The Ural Research and Education Center has immense potential andmore may contribute a lot to the development of the region’s industry. The changes taking place in the Russian education system aim to strengthen links between universities, research organizations, and industrial partners. The center seeks to reach significant results. Its economic impact amounts to billions of roubles. Its portfolio includes cutting-edge projects in regenerative medicine, the development of innovative drugs, industrial ecology, etc. The number of such projects is growing year after year. The research and education center has huge academic potential with tens of thousands of students, lecturers, and scientists participating.’

Yevgeny Kuyvashev

Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region
‘The Ural Research and Education Center has united Sverdlovsk, Chmoreelyabinsk, and Kurgan Regions to help them in their effort to increase the competitive advantages of the territories,’ says Yevgeny Kuyvashev, governor of Sverdlovsk Region, member of the Supervisory Board of Ural Federal University. ‘By developing the REC, we stimulate the growth of innovative activity and develop research and production cooperation. As a result, the REC will become the key facility of innovative infrastructure, standing at the core of the high-tech industry development of our regions. Finally, it will directly influence the economic development of the Urals and the growth of our people’s welfare.’