Building relationships

Coordinated through Airbus Group Innovations’ Skolkovo Office, Airbus Group’s approach today in Russia is focused on cutting-edge scientific cooperation.

Airbus Group’s innovation strategy includes growing relationships with Russian institutes, research centres, universities and companies – applying their rich aerospace heritage while opening up new research, business and supply chain opportunities through Airbus Group’s global reach.

Since the early 1990s, Airbus Group and its divisions have performed nearly 130 cooperative projects in Russia, covering such areas as aerodynamics, acoustics, composite technologies, material development, simulation and modelling.

In addition to working with the Russian aerospace sector, Airbus Group also seeks partners from outside this industry that can bring unique capabilities and resources to its research and technology efforts.

Scientific cooperation and commercial spin-offs

Coordinated through Airbus Group Innovations’ Skolkovo Office, the Group’s approach today in Russia is focused on cutting-edge scientific cooperation – contributing to resolving challenges and issues faced by Airbus Group divisions, and includes the goal of establishing commercial spin-off companies in Russia when specific technological solutions can be evolved into products and services for the international marketplace.

The Skolkovo high-tech hub in the Moscow region – Russia’s leading technology incubation center, which is tasked with facilitating the country’s cooperative research and technology projects – was selected as the natural host for Airbus Group’s increased presence in the Russian research community.

Airbus Group cooperation with Russia includes such partners as:

• AviaOK International
• Central Institute of Aviation Motors (CIAM)
• International Research Institute of Advanced Systems (IRIAS)
• Institute for Information Transmission Problems (IITP),
• Kazan State University of Technology (KGTU)
• Technopark industrial technologies - Innovation and Technology Centre
• Kamensk Uralsky Metallurgical Works (KUMZ)
• Moscow Aviation Institute - State University of Aerospace Technology (MAI)
• Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)
• Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (MISIS)
• National Institute of Aviation Technologies (NIAT)
• Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO)
• St. Petersburg Institute of Applied Chemistry
• St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University
• Central Aerohydrodynamics Institute (TsAGI)
• All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Aviation Materials (VIAM)
• VSMPO-Avisma

Airbus Group Russian Technology Office

Arnaud Marfurt, Head of International Operations, Airbus Group Innovations Russian Technology Office, talks about incubators and working with Russian partners.