The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) and St Petersburg University have signed an agreement of intent to cooperate in scientific, technological, innovative and other activities related to the development of the innovative science and technology centre ’The Neva Delta’ at St Petersburg University. The agreement was signed by Alexei Rakhmanov, Chief executive officer of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, and Nikolay Kropachev, Rector of St Petersburg University.
Over the next five years, new University campuses in the Pushkinsky District will have facilities with laboratories and pilot plant production. The Neva Delta will occupy 100 hectares, with the potential for increasing the area threefold.
The creation of the science and technology centre will facilitate the scientific and technological cooperation of various specialists, both within and beyond the Neva Delta. The centre is expected to enhance cooperation with leading scientific and educational organisations, associated institutes, industrial partners and the foreign scientific community.
We are keenly interested in innovative developments that germinate the seeds of new ideas for shipbuilding and breakthroughs that open up new horizons.
Alexei Rakhmanov, Chief Executive officer of the United Shipbuilding Corpoartion
’We are looking forward to developments and ideas from our cooperation with St Petersburg University,’ said Alexei Rakhmanov, CEO of the United Shipbuilding Corporation.
The centre will house scientific and production facilities for various sectors related to ecology, energy, agro-technology, digital modelling, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, genetics, advanced oil and gas technology, instrumentation engineering, and new materials (including for use in the Arctic).
’The creation of the innovative science and technology centre «Neva Delta» is a challenging and ambitious goal, the achievement of which will open up new horizons for domestic science and become a stimulus for the development of various sectors of the economy. It is a reassuring thought that Russia’s largest shipbuilding company will be joining forces in this endeavour. It has the capacity to appreciate and apply the developments of our scientists. The Neva Delta is to provide a vivid example of successful cooperation between science and business, and will contribute to the prosperity of the country and the development of its potential,’ said Nikolay Kropachev, Rector of St Petersburg University.