GC "Lesinvest" and Petrozavodsk State University signed an agreement on scientific and technical cooperation

GC "Lesinvest" (AFK "Sistema") and Petrozavodsk State University signed an agreement on scientific and technical cooperation, in which the parties agreed to conduct joint activities in scientific, technical and technological areas of mutual interest.

The priority areas of cooperation included high-tech and resource-saving technologies in forestry, wood processing, pulp and paper industry, as well as innovations in the field of energy efficiency of wooden construction and new materials made from wood processing waste.

PetrSU is ready to propose for industrial plants of SC "Lesinvest" to implement computer technology and software to optimize production processes and improve the safety systems of production facilities.

"We want to take a leading position in domestic and international markets, said President of "Lesinvest" Sergei Pomelov at the signing ceremony. “Achieving this goal is impossible without practical application of innovative solutions and technologies in production. The group of companies "Lesinvest" is ready to cooperate with the experts of Petrozavodsk State University both in areas of innovation, and in traditional multi-disciplinary applied research. The best joint developments will not only find proper application of the Group"s entities in Karelia, but also in other regions. We have seen that PetrSU has a team that was able to implement cutting-edge research and development in real business projects, many of which have proven to be effective. "

"If we talk about partnership with industry, for us it is crucial that it be mutually beneficial cooperation. We try to do what we know how to do. We are ready to cooperate in all areas that are of interest to our partners, "- said the rector of PetrSU A.Voronin during the presentation of innovative products and production activities PetrSU at a meeting with representatives of SC "Lesinvest."

After signing the agreement the employees of IT-park of Petrozavodsk State University organized a series of presentations for heads of GC "Lesinvest", meetings with developers, demonstrated the latest developments, as well as those already realized and implemented in the production of innovative projects.

GC "Lesinvest" is a vertically integrated timber holding with a full cycle of logging and deep processing of wood. The holding is the largest producer of sack paper and paper sacks in Russia and the second largest manufacturer of paper bags in Europe. The share of GC "Lesinvest" in the European market of paper packaging is 15%, in the Russian market of paper packaging - 70%. The market share in Russia in terms of wooden construction is 10%, in laminated beams and wooden structures - 9%. GC "Lesinvest" is the largest forest user in the European part of Russia, with the total area of leased forest of about 5.5 million hectares, including FSC certified 5,2 million hectares (94%).

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