To supply nuclear icebreakers with modern filters, the Obninsk AeroFilter enterprise built a new workshop.
AeroFilter is a small innovative enterprise that became widely known a year ago — its CEO Leonid Katukhin received a government award in the field of science and technology with the wording "for strengthening the strategic security of the state". Usually this high award is received by representatives of research institutes, large factories. Awarding a small enterprise with a government award is an unprecedented case. A year has passed. About successes and problems – our conversation with Leonid Katukhin .
PROTOTYPE OF TEST BENCH FOR IODONE FILTERS
Obninsk company “AeroFilter”, part of “InnoInvest” group, made a prototype of a test bench for iodine filters. There is no similar one in the world.
Filters made in Obninsk operate all over the country and abroad. The new Russian icebreakers “Arctic” and “Siberia” are equipped with them, they are also sent to the “Urals” icebreaker under construction. And they are installed “at home” – last year the reactor in the Institute of Physics and Chemistry was equipped with new iodine filters.Learn more
ON THE RISE
Leonid Katukhin, General Director of “InnoInvest” managing company considers the previous fiscal year as the most successful in its entire history: 2016 net profit of the company doubled compared to the year before last – 2015. The revenue of the company only in the first quarter of 2017 exceeded total 2016 revenue.
These last two-three years we were on the rise, explains Leonid Katukhin. It is because we have accumulated certain energy, scientific and technology reserve. For a long time we were concentrating for the great work, and finally some economic outbreak, cumulative effect occurred. Quantitative changes in our company operation produced tangible and long-term advancement in quality.Learn more
FROM OBNINSK TO “ARCTIC”
Inventors from science city have become participants in creation of new generation nuclear ship!
Eight years ago deep in Obninsk center for science and technology “AeroFilter” innovation company was born producing high-efficiency filtering equipment for NPP, pharmaceutical, chemical, metallurgy and other companies dealing with radiochemistry.
Today the company is part of a single large organism – “InnoInvest Managing Company” headed by Leonid Katukhin.Learn more
IDEAS AND RESULTS
1997 Initiative of major scientific enterprises of Obninsk to create OCST soon produced scientific and practical results. Within 18 years of existence, the Center implemented more than 30 projects demanded in the Russian market.
Summarizing 2015 results at the OCST Board of Directors meeting Natalia Kitayeva, General Director of the Center, Candidate of Chemical Sc., singled out two groups of successful projects currently implemented by Obninsk Center for Science and Technology. All projects are, of course, innovative; they have consistent short and long commercial outlook as they are demanded by the Russian and foreign markets.Learn more
Obninsk Center for Science and Technology (OCST) will become another company that will enter ACOTECH aerospace composite cluster.
OCST is one of the biggest companies of innovations infrastructure in Kaluga region; from the time they were founded in 1997, the mission was to become one of the leading innovation facilitators into the Central Russia economy and to assist creation of new hi-tech production facilities.Learn more
WE WILL NOT WORK FOR FOOD
Business climate in Russia discourages: governmental companies treat private business not as an equal partner, Leonid Katukhin, General Director of “InnoInvest” innovation company supplying NPP filtering equipment, thinks.Learn more
NEW FILTERING EQUIPMENT FOR NPP
Preventing emissions of radioactive contaminants into the air remains one of the main factors that affect environmental and radiation safety in operating the companies of nuclear, radiochemical and other industries applying “nuclear” technologies.Learn more
SENSOR FOR SCIENCE – AEROFILTER
Innovation companies managed by “InnoInvest” supply filters for nuclear icebreakers. President Putin supervises the project.
Of course, that is not the only project of innovation companies under the patronage of “InnoInvest”. Nevertheless, there are two the most successful companies we would like to talk about – “AeroFilter” and “Omitex”.
“AeroFilter” produces filtering equipment of new generation for NPP, chemical, pharmaceutical, metallurgy and other companies dealing with radiochemistry. The company already has 8 patents.Learn more