• 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.

Programs currently in progress:

Accelerator Unilever&GenerationS

Launched on 20th of May, 11 projects selected for the Acceleration program:


Accelerator Ferring Pharmaceuticals&GenerationS

Call for projects launched:

Swiss biopharmaceutical company Ferring Pharmaceuticals and GenerationS corporate accelerator launch a program aimed at attracting startups in reproductive medicine and fertility. Best teams will get access to Ferring’s laboratories around the world and a chance to win grants for project development. Startups that fit the criteria of being at pre-clinical research or MVP-stage in reproductive health and fertility are invited to take part in the selection. Focus areas include development of new peptides, new delivery systems, genetics and genomics, as well as new diagnostic instruments and big data solutions.

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Closed Applications:

Accelerator Ilim&GenerationS

Application closed. 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

Application closed. Join Michelin family to help drivers to get the experience of safe, comfort and smart driving. More Info

Accelerator Alrosa&GenerationS

Application closed. Launch a pilot project together with a diamond-mining industry leader! More info

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


In the news:

GenerationS is nominated for The Europas Awards as HOTTEST SEED FUND /ACCELERATOR!

Please, vote for GenerationS till 29th of May! 

1. Follow the link:
2. Go to category: Hottest Seed Fund / Accelerator
3. Select GenerationS and click CONTINUE
4. Enter your email address
5. Click SUBMIT

The Europas Awards is – and has been for the last 10 years – an annual event, now curated by The Pathfounder. Founded by long-time tech journalists Dianne See Morrison and Mike Butcher, The Pathfounder is a new, London, UK-based, editorially-driven, ‘events and essays’ platform focused on understanding and analyzing the intersection between emerging technology, business and society.

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