• Location: Europe, Russia, Moscow
  • Timing of Applications: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Focus: Agnostic
  • Vertical: Agnostic


The largest corporate accelerator in Russia and Eastern Europe that bridges startups seeking customers for their products with corporations ready to follow the “open innovations” model.

During the acceleration program, teams have an opportunity to elaborate their product, test a business model and prepare themselves for global markets entry in a short space of time.

Intensive corporate accelerator programs consist of industrial and business units, during which Russian and foreign experts carry out their lectures, training, and master classes. In addition, visits to industrial partners’ production facilities, international probations, special training on key issues of technological business development are held during accelerators.

Mentors and experts are specialists and top managers of corporate partners and development institutes.

At the end of each accelerator, a Demo Day is held where start-ups demonstrate their work results to experts. The decision on the format of further work with the project is made after presentation with final results of piloting the product with the corporation.

Accelerator Ilim&GenerationS

Deadline for applications – 14.12.2018. Take a chance to develop your product with one of the leaders in pulp and paper industry. We are looking for startups at R&D or higher stages that create new forest products like cellulose-based materials for other industries, next-generation bioproducts, innovative paper and packaging solutions; discover new and better sources of raw materials (fiber); offer new ways of adding value across the value chain through digitalization and much more. More Info

Accelerator Michelin&GenerationS

Deadline for applications – 03.12.2018. Join Michelin family to help drivers to get the experience of safe, comfort and smart driving. More Info

Accelerator Alrosa&GenerationS

Deadline for applications – 10.12.2018. Launch a pilot project together with a diamond-mining industry leader! More info

Applications closed, programs in progress:

Accelerator VTB&GenerationS

Applications closed. An opportunity for fintech startups to use expert assistance to finalize their projects, launch pilots and commercial deals with VTB group, the largest one in Russia, and gain visibility among potential investors. Focus: fintech, insurtech. More Info

Accelerator Unilever&GenerationS

Applications closed. Take a chance to try your product in the real corporate business environment. Scale up your business globally with Unilever! Focus: fmcg, food-startups. More Info