The world-class REC "Engineering of the Future" gathered leading aircraft manufacturing enterprises and IT companies to search for areas of technological breakthrough

For two days, the strategic session "Avia+ IT" was held in the capital of aircraft industry, Ulyanovsk. The participants were able to discuss the existing trends in the development of the domestic aircraft industry and find directions for technological improvement based on the use of advanced solutions in the field of digitalization. The main topic of the event was import substitution of technological gaps in cooperation and production chains.

The position of the Government of the Russian Federation on supporting the development and implementation of digital innovations in the aircraft industry was voiced by Vasily Shpak, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation:

"We have a whole set and complex of measures. These are subsidies for R&D costs. We have money for all these measures. Therefore, we invite all colleagues who have a need to develop electronics for the needs of the aircraft industry – we are waiting. We will do everything to help you achieve your goals of technological independence as soon as possible."

Within the framework of the strategic session, the defense of projects applying for an Innovation Certificate was held. Olga Mikheeva, adviser to the Governor of the Samara region, General Director of the management company of the world-class scientific and educational center "Engineering of the Future" — Institute of Regional Development, told about how this financial subsidy will support the development of scientists:

"The innovation certificate is aimed at creating cooperative ties between the university and the industrial partner. This is very important for us, as it is one of the key tasks within the framework of the world–class REC "Engineering of the Future" activity program.

On the one hand, the innovation certificate guarantees financial support to our scientists, and on the other hand, it helps industrial partners by directly financing the work of the scientific and technological teams themselves to ensure results in the interests of enterprises".

An important aspect of the development of the aircraft industry is the professionalism and competence of employees working in this field. The forge of personnel for this industry is the universities participating in the world-class REC "Engineering of the Future": UlSTU and UlSU.

"Our university works in these two directions: it conducts training and retraining of personnel in accordance with what is required by the aviation industry. Our university has been actively and fruitfully working for many years on technologies that are now needed by such enterprises as Aviastar and helicopter factories. The continuity of those working in this direction, and those people who take this job, certainly exists and gives good results for production," says Viktor Golovanov, Vice–rector for Scientific Work at USU.

Ulyanovsk State Technical University told how it is possible to switch from a production and technological model to a digital twin. Why it can help in import substitution and obtaining the technological sovereignty of the country.

Representatives of Ulyanovsk State University shared their experience in performing joint R&D with the branch of PJSC “Il" – Aviastar". During his report, Igor Sannikov, Head of the Department of Mathematical Modeling of Technical Systems, spoke about some successfully implemented projects at the enterprise from 6 areas of R&D, which are constantly working on the development of digital products for an industrial partner.

Leonid Kamalov, Deputy Director of TAKAM-Digital Solutions LLC, spoke about how long ago and with what success domestic solutions for digitalization in the aircraft industry have been implemented and are still being implemented:

"In Russia there are IT specialists who form operating systems responsible for critical tasks. Behind them, among other things, there is a lot of work to create mechanisms that allow you to use the software product quickly."

The topic of drones was touched upon separately. Representatives of the Group of Companies "Unmanned Systems" shared their experience in the use of artificial intelligence in the UAV. David Hovakimyan, Project Manager of the "Unmanned Systems and Technologies" committee of the world-class REC "Engineering of the Future", Director of the Center for Unmanned Systems of Samara University presented the UAV committee and spoke about the competencies of its participants:

"To date, representatives of 7 regions of Russia and the Republic of Belarus participate in the work of the committee. In the Samara region there is a large base for the manufacture of hulls and equipment of drones. In Chuvashia, colleagues are engaged in the creation of drones for the agro-industrial complex. The Tambov Region is developing a mobile robotic platform that has a wide application. In Ulyanovsk, colleagues are making ground-based unmanned vehicles. We have about 10 joint projects with the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, some of which have been implemented and put on commercialization, and some have a fundamental nature and are in development

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