RZD ACCELERATOR
Become a contractor for one of the world's leading railway companies
Аccelerator is completed
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RZD Accelerator is a program that will help you faster go the distance to partnership with one of the world's largest railway company.

The RZD and IIDF experts will help you prove the benefits of your company's solution, estimate the economic effect of its implementation and arrange your workflow with a major customer.

At the end of the program, you will present your product to the top managers and major partners of RZG on Demo Day. The most successful startups will be able to conduct engineering tests at the company's test sites and will get a chance to become RZD's contractors.

Working with end customers from RZD, you will be able to understand what the company needs and you will be able to adjust your solution to its needs.
ACCESS TO BUSINESS CUSTOMERS

WHAT THE PARTICIPANTS WILL GET

By the end of 2019, you will already be licensed to conduct tests on the test sites and in the labs of VNIIZHT. This normally takes half a year.
If your technology gets approved during the tests you can sign an off-take contract with RZD (a contract for the sale of goods that has not yet been manufactured).
YOUR CHANCE TO BECOME CONTRACTOR
FASTER ACCESS
TO TESTS
You will get detailed feedback on your product or solution from the industry's leading technology experts.
INDUSTRY EXPERT REVIEW

Work with the largest procurer of innovative technologies

leading railway companies
Among the world's top 3
The of amount of procurement of innovative and technological solutions
69 billion rubles
of innovative solutions
337 contractors
the length of used railroad
85.6 thousand kilometers
for implementing innovations
16 regional sites
until 8 November
PRELIMINARY SELECTION OF PROJECTS
until 25 October (23:59)
COLLECTION OF APPLICATIONS
TO THE PROGRAM

1
2
14 November –
18 December
ACCELERATION PROGRAM

4
12 November
INTERNAL SELECTION OF PROJECTS
3
19 December
DEMO DAY
5

ACCELERATOR MAIN STAGES

ACCELERATOR ORGANISER

All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Railway Transport (VNIIZHT)
the largest research centre of the railway industry in the field of research and design and engineering development that can conduct the whole range certification tests. JSC VNIIZHT – a branch of Russian Railways.

ACCELERATOR'S PARTNER

Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF) is a Russian venture capital fund, one of the most active funds by number of deals, a top 8 world's accelerator according to Forbes. The most successful acceleration program in Russia according to RVCA. Over 470 startups in portfolio. The fund provides educational and consultancy support including assistance in launching sales abroad.
If you have any questions – please address Rita Sirazova
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