TsAGI to take part in the aviation cluster development in the Zhukovsky urban district
4 September 2015
On August 28, within the framework of MAKS-2015, an agreement on the establishment and development of the aviation cluster in the Zhukovsky urban district was signed between the Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI) and its partners. The project, in addition to TsAGI, involves United Aircraft Corporation PJSC (UAC), ANO “Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects,” Research and Engineering Company LLC, MAI, MIPT, as well as the government of the Moscow Region and the Administration of the Zhukovsky urban district.
It is planned that the aviation cluster will economically and technologically integrate complementary production to achieve competitive advantages. The cooperation involves preparation and implementation of infrastructure and production investment projects of the cluster, including the Innovation and a Technology Park, development of social infrastructure, high-technology small and medium-sized business, innovative research and engineering activities, provision of a favorable investment environment and the foundation of a modern system of additional education for children.
Within the frameworks of the project TsAGI will perform a wide range of tasks. The Institute aims to develop scientific and research activities, including international cooperation in the interests of this association, establish a system of highly-qualified staffing, participate in the development and implementation of activities for transferring aviation technologies, promotion of aviation cluster products to new markets, etc.
After signing the agreement, Sergey Chernyshev, General Director of TsAGI, stated: “Joining forces for aviation development is very important for our future. TsAGI has broad experience in joint project implementation at the international level. At the same time, we consider it to be very important to maintain and develop business relationships within the country. Within the cluster, we will use the best educational practices of leading national universities, as well as the technological and scientific advance groundworks of the largest enterprises of the industry. It is symbolical that we consolidate our capabilities on the territory of Zhukovsky — the Science Town, which is famous for talented scientists and their developments.”