The Technology Licensing Initiative in Russia is formally launched

5 November 2013

With an active presence at this month’s Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development – “Open Innovations,” The Corporate Technical Office’s EADS Technology Licensing initiative continues to build on its Russian outreach, offering new opportunities for the nation’s industry to benefit from EADS capabilities.

EADS Chief Technical Officer Dr. Jean Botti officially inaugurated the EADS Technology Licensing initiative in Russia during this Moscow-held event, which provided the opportunity to highlight for major Russian companies and institutions the group’s available technologies.

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During his keynote address at this month’s “Open Innovations” forum in Moscow, EADS Chief Technical Officer Dr. Jean Botti stressed the importance of the company’s cooperation with Russia to draw its technological strengths in key areas.

The EADS Technology Licensing initiative’s official Russian launch builds on a significant partnership between EADS and the nation’s industry and institutions. To date, the company has undertaken more than 110 collaborative projects in Russia – such as the MACROS software simulation tool currently used by Airbus and Eurocopter, and commercially marketed by the DATADVANCE joint venture of EADS Innovation Works and Russian investors.

“If you look at the products Russia produces, it is clear they have many excellent concepts,” Botti explained during a keynote address at the conference. “EADS is committed to exchanging technologies and ideas that support open innovation in the country.”

Botti said the company’s goals for long-term developments in such areas as biofuels, electric aircraft, alternative propulsion methods for aviation, and more, will require ongoing cooperation with Russia that draws on the nation’s technological strengths in key areas.

In a major step for offering EADS-licensed technology to Russia, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed at “Open Innovations” between EADS and the Russian Venture Company (RVC) – a federal state venture fund.

This accord sets a framework for promoting the group’s leading technologies to Russian industries – including ground transportation, renewable energy and aerospace – through an EADS Technology Licensing initiative joint effort with RVC’s Infrafund.

Held at Moscow’s Crocus Expo IEC from 31 October to 2 November, the International Forum of Innovative Development – “Open Innovations” was organized by leading Russian development institutions and the Moscow city government, with support from the Russian national government.

As a function of the Corporate Technical Office – which also oversees the group’s EADS Innovation Works research and technology arm – the EADS Technology Licensing initiative is empowered to offer a broad selection of the group’s proven technologies, which are made available to partners through licensing agreements.

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The Memorandum of Understanding with EADS and the Russian Venture Company (RVC) was signed by Igor Agamirzian, CEO of the RVC (at left) and EADS Chief Technical Officer Dr. Jean Botti. Watching the exchange of signature documents is Wulf Hoeflich, Head of the EADS Technology Licensing initiative.