Retail Innovation Tech Alliance (RITA) has completed the sixth selection of startups to implement joint projects with the largest retail and technology corporations in Russia and Kazakhstan.More
We have received 162 applications from teams from Russia ready to enter the European market. Companies presented 24 technology areas, most of all applications were received in the areas of Smart City (30 applications), GreenTech (26 applications), MedTech (17 applications) and Life Science Tech (15 applications). The vast majority of participating teams are at the Growth (50 applications) and Startup (45 applications) stages.
📌 Experts from the Helsinki Centre in St. Petersburg, the organizer of the program, and program partners NewCo Helsinki and Helsinki Business Hub carefully studied all applications received and selected 12 finalist companies.
🏆 List of finalists:
Flyseeagro – Precision drones for monitoring and bioprotection of agriculture
Infomaximum – Complex examination of business processes followed by software development for digitalisation of a company
Just AI Global – Development of AI-based conversational interfaces for any types of businesses.
KPBS – Company-integrator of IT consulting, software development, hardware development and 24/7 system support for infrastructure solutions
Lasmart – Complete cycle of development of analytics solutions for business from software development to final product
Loginom – Development and implementation of big data systems from data collection to simulation and visualisation
Playstand LLC – Development of systems of interactive education for kindergartens and schools, including physical education
Pressfeed – Complete set of digital tools for communication with press, accumulated in a single platform
Shelfmatch Robotics – Precise digital twin of a store shelf with automated merchandising and inventory controll
Sunprotein – The world’s first production of sunflower protein of high concentration for food industry
Tekvel – Digital substation life cycle management system from design to operation
Vega-absolute – Development and implementation of complex video surveillabce and telemetry systems
On October 14, 2021, an online pitch session for the finalists will be held in English. Selected companies will make presentations of their projects and compete for the main prizes: support in registering and developing a business in Finland, consulting assistance for the subsequent launch of the product on the European market, tailored acceleration activity for winners with NewCo and Finlanding experts, as well as tickets to the largest startup event in Northern Europe Slush 2021.
GoTech Innovation, operator of the Finlanding program, would like to thank everyone! We wish all companies further development and prosperity, and the finalists – successful and bright pitches!