ForestTech Accelerator – selection of advanced solutions for forestry industry

The company “Opti-Soft” PetrSU passed a two-stage selection, including industry expertise, and entered the top 10 companies with the best IT solutions for the timber industry.
Leading timber industry manufacturers are increasingly searching for, selecting and introducing advanced technologies in the process of timber harvesting and processing. It is for this purpose that the Priangarsky Timber Processing Complex (PLPK), with the support of the Global Venture Alliance (GVA), launched ForestTech Accelerator in December 2020 .

About 200 projects of Russian companies took part in the first qualifying stage. Of these, only 36 were selected for the Pre-Accelerator – a training program and full expertise of proposed solutions as applied to the industry. The pre-accelerator lasted from January 15 to March 5, 2021 and ended with the final selection of 10 companies to participate in the Accelerator, which involves launching a pilot project at the site of a business customer with the prospect of further scaling.

The Opti-Soft company (founder – PetrSU) was among the 10 winners with its software product “Opti-Sawmill Sawmill Planning System” .

The selection criteria for the best teams were as follows:

the value of the proposed solution for the timber industry;
innovative component of the project in comparison with existing solutions on the market;
product / solution maturity – availability of MVP or ready-to-sell product;
business maturity – having a business model and proven sales.
Now, from March to June 2021, Opti-Soft is to implement a pilot project at the Priangarsky LPK – the largest logging and timber processing enterprise in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, supplying products to the markets of Russia, China, Japan, Europe and the CIS countries.

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