On June 16, in the city of high technologies Innopolis in the Republic of Tatarstan, the Innovation Center of the international company Schneider Electric, world expert in the sphere of energy management and automation, was solemnly launched. The project was launched by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Electric in the world, Member of the Board, Emmanuel Babeau.
The project is an office and laboratory for research and development work on adaptation, development and implementation of advanced solutions of Schneider Electric in the sphere of software, automation and information security systems for industrial use. Innovation Center of Schneider Electric in SEZ "Innopolis" is a part of the international network of the company's Research and Development centers and will proceed the development not only for Russia, but also for foreign countries. Technologies for industrial Internet for the oil and gas industry and other major industries are in the focus of the center's activities.
At the first stage, 10 highly qualified engineers will work in the Center of Innovations with the opportunity to expand the number of jobs in future. The investment in the project is tentatively estimated at the minimum of 1 million Euro over the first 5 years.
Let us remind, the agreement of intend to implement the investment project between JSC "Schneider Electric" and SEZ "Innopolis" was signed on March 21, 2017 in the presence of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. To implement the project, a separate legal entity LLC "Schneider Electric Innovation Center" was created, which received residential status of SEZ "Innopolis".
The center's developments will allow Russian clients of the company to improve operational efficiency and safety of productions using local solutions sensitive to Russian operating conditions and legal requirements. Leading oil companies have already expressed interest in joint work.
Tatarstan’s President Rustam Minnikhanov: "We want to organize our cooperation with "Schneider Electric" for a long time and perspective. We would like automation of industrial systems, creation of program products to be designed here, in Russia. The company met our interests and opened a division here. There is no doubt, the program products to be implemented are in demand. These are security systems, automation systems. Innopolis was chosen as a site to open a center while it really has everything needed. There is an IT-university here, engineers and specialists, innovative environment".
The Head of Tatarstan Investment Development Agency Taliya Minullina: "Tatarstan is the point of entering the Russian market for international companies. We provide investors with the best working conditions, and the opening of Research and Development Center of Schneider Electric company in Innopolis is the strongest proof of this.
Technological solutions to be developed within the framework of the Innovation Center of Schneider Electric will be useful not only for the company itself, but also for the petrochemical complex of Tatarstan. International investment in the developments on the territory of Tatarstan is awesome. In Innopolis, the best conditions are created for technology companies".
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"Schneider Electric" is a world leader in the digital transformation in the sphere of energy management and automation for housing units, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industry. The company is presented in more than 100 countries, offering effective integrated solutions that combine energy management, automation and software. The company's history in Russia lasts for more than 100 years, and the experience with the Russian fuel and energy complex is over 40 years. Manufacturing base of Schneider Electric in Russia is presented by 5 private factories, several logistic, engineering and scientific and research centers. The amount of employees of Schneider Electric in Russia is about 10 000.