Uralchem will participate in the project of Innopraktika
The non-state development institution Innopraktika and Uralchem signed a cooperation agreement. The ceremonial announcement of the beginning of the partnership, the exchange of documents and a working meeting were held at the 24th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at the joint stand of Uralchem and Uralkali.
The cooperation is aimed at the introduction of Russian new technologies in the agro-industrial complex (AIC). Uralchem and Innopraktika intend to cooperate in the development of digital technologies and participate in preparing programs for the development of AIC. The companies will also improve the infrastructure necessary for introducing innovations in agriculture.
Under the terms of the agreement, Uralchem will take part in the Innagro project initiated by Innopraktika back in 2020. Innagro is a program for testing biological products for the agricultural sector, including biological plant protection products, biological fertilizers and growth stimulants, probiotic feed additives for animals and poultry. It’s assumed that in 2021 Innopraktika will contribute to conducting about 500 tests of biological products for the agricultural sector in 20 regions of Russia. As follows from the agreement, Innopraktika will engage experts from scientific and educational centers who can take part in research, while Uralchem will provide sites for testing and approbation.
Another goal of the cooperation is the training of specialists for the agricultural sector. Uralchem and Innopraktika will prepare programs for the development of agricultural universities and customize already existing educational areas. To raise the awareness of the AIC field, the parties intend to organize academic competitions for schoolers, students and teachers.
“Uralchem is glad to cooperate with Innopraktika. We look with hope to the future development of technologies in agribusiness, which will allow not only to increase the competitiveness of our company and the Russian AIC but most importantly to create value for society in terms of preserving the environment and providing high-quality food,” said Dmitry Mazepin, General Director of Uralchem.
The joint development of new technologies and educational programs is a priority for us and meets the main strategic directions of the company’s development.
“The agreement signed with Uralchem is a landmark for the agricultural industry. One of the largest Russian holdings participates in the development of agrarian education, the biologization of agriculture, and the creation of environmentally friendly products using Russian technologies. We hope that this cooperation will help to form innovative solutions demanded in the market,” said the First Deputy General Director of Innopraktika Natalya Popova.