The conference held on October 3 was attended by industrial partners of the South Ural State University. It took place in a closed format together with representatives of the government of the region. Irina Gekht, the First Deputy Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region, headed the session.
“All the projects presented today are aimed at implementing the plan to counter external sanctions pressure and to ensure a certain level of import substitution and import independence in key industries for the region and the country,” said Gekht.
The presented projects are implemented with the support of the Government of the Chenlyabinsk region and UIREC. 7 out of 8 presented projects are implemented at South Ural State University and are aimed at solving the problems of import substitution in machine building, environmentally friendly manufacturing, development of modern digital technology, and control automation in the electric power industry. The tandem of industrial enterprise representatives and SUSU scientists proved to be successful and now the partners are already talking about the successful implementation of projects as a result of such cooperation:
“In the course of joint work of our enterprise and SUSU scientists, we have already obtained preliminary results, moreover, we have created a prototype, which would have been impossible to obtain without the university’s participation. Today we plan to increase cooperation with scientists of South Ural State University to develop new products and improve existing ones,” says Andrey Borisenko, Technical Director of STI PPU.
A total of 169 million rubles has been allocated for the subsidy from the regional budget. In December 2022, South Ural State University received 148 million rubles on a competitive basis for the implementation of 7 R&D projects under the grants of the Chelyabinsk region and projects of the Research and Educational Center “Ural”.
“In the upcoming year, we are to enter the active phase of the projects’ implementation. For this purpose, it is important to get the necessary groundwork for serial production, to prepare the prototypes and technologies. In 2024, we plan to test the developments and then, in case of successful tests, to start serial production”, said Vitaly Litke, Deputy Minister of Education and Science.