UNN and Vyksa Steel Works sign cooperation agreement on technology transfer
Lobachevsky University and Vyksa Steel Works signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of technology development and transfer. The document is the first major partnership agreement as part of the activities of the UNN Technology Transfer Centre.
"New opportunities are emerging for the university in terms of contracts from a major industrial partner. UNN and Vyksa Steel Works had some joint projects, including R&D, but now this is evolving to a consistent pattern. We have the potential to transfer our research results to the real sector of the economy and to move to a new quality of engineering projects through research," said Mikhail Shiryaev, UNN Vice-Rector for Innovation.
The agreement was signed by Mikhail Ivanchenko, UNN Vice-Rector for Research, and Pavel Stepanov, Director of the Engineering and Technology Centre (ETC) at the Vyksa Steel Works.
"On the one hand, UNN is a classical university that trains top-level professionals. On the other hand, we are the leading research university in the Nizhny Novgorod region and conduct cutting-edge fundamental research. At the same time, applied research and technology transfer are definitely a priority for us. The fact that we have formalised our plans to cooperate with the region's largest metallurgical enterprise confirms this," noted Mikhail Ivanchenko, Vice-Rector for Research.
The document sets out the parties' obligations to implement joint projects related to current and future production needs in the field of metallurgy.
Pavel Stepanov, Director of the Engineering and Technology Centre at the Vyksa Steel Works, emphasised that Lobachevsky University's research facilities and the opportunities it has to offer in creating technologies for manufacturing high-quality and innovative metallurgical products are at a very high level.
The Regional Technology Transfer Centre (TTC) was established at Lobachevsky University in 2021. It brings together research and educational organisations and real economy companies.