AIA Ecosystem (OSA Hybrid Platform) has become a participant of Skolkovo Innovation Center
AIA Ecosystem (OSA Hybrid Platform) announces that the company has become a participant of Skolkovo Innovation Center
June 26, 2020 - AIA Ecosystem, an industry leader in retail tech, and the developer of OSA Hybrid Platform, an AI-based solution ensuring product availability in grocery stores in real time, announces that O:LABS OOO, the Russian legal entity of the company, and the holder of IP rights to OSA Hybrid Platform software in Russia, has been granted a status of the participant (resident) of Skolkovo Innovation Center and has become part of its “Strategic computer technologies and software” initiative.
OSA Hybrid Platform solution was thoroughly analyzed and assessed by the Expert Panel of the Center for Development and Commercialization of New Technologies. The panel members have considered the OSA solution in terms of competitive advantage, commercialization potential, technical feasibility and professional expertise of the company’s team, and have unanimously approved AIA’s application to acquire Skolkovo participant status. The summary record of the Expert Panel meeting from June 23, 2020 is available upon request.
The company representative has stated that the status of Skolkovo participant (resident) represents not only a symbolic seal of approval and certain prestige, it also offers a number of benefits that the company gets through the support of Skolkovo Foundation. Skolkovo participants can access a full range of services provided by the Innovation Center, for example fundraising support, acceleration and promotion programs, grants, support in International, regional and CIS business development, simplified process of getting government permissions and licenses, R&D services, legal support and much more.
Commenting on the new status of the company, Alex Isaiev, CEO of AIA Ecosystem, said that “We are proud to have created the solution that applies the technologies of artificial intelligence and big data processing to the real world challenges faced by the CPG industry. The solution that helps retailers and manufacturers of consumer goods grow sales and improve business processes. AIA team is grateful to Skolkovo experts for the high assessment of our results”.
At present, the company is in the process of getting an official participant’s certificate from Skolkovo. We expect to get it within 2-3 weeks from the day of this press release. The certificate will be available upon request and will also be uploaded on our website.
To learn more about AIA Ecosystem and OSA Hybrid Platform, please visit: www.osahp.com.
To learn more about Skolkovo Foundation and Skolkovo Innovation Center, please visit: https://sk.ru/fund-skolkovo/about-skolkovo/.
About AIA Ecosystem
AIA Ecosystem is an industry leader in retail tech providing a full range of product availability management, smart task management and education for store staff, real time analytics and business intelligence services to retailers and manufacturers of consumer packaged goods. The company was founded in 2015, and for the last five years has been providing an excellent service as a comprehensive AI-driven and industry-proven platform that solves on-shelf product availability issues in real time and provides immediate actions to drive availability, sales and store labor under the OSA Hybrid Platform brand. The company successfully closed a $3.45 million bridge financing deal which was finalized in the late 2019. In 2020, the company continues building new product functionality with the emphasis on big data across all aspects of the supply chain while growing its geographical coverage, including full scale rollouts across the largest retail chains in Russia, and accumulating the administrative and financial resources in order to launch AIA in the US market, where the company will eventually move its headquarters.
About Skolkovo Foundation
The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded in September 2010 at the initiative of the president of the Russian Federation. The aim of the Foundation is to create an ecosystem that is favorable to the development of entrepreneurship and research in the following fields: energy efficiency and energy conservation, nuclear, space, biomedical and strategic computer technologies and software. The management of the Skolkovo Innovation Center is entrusted to the Foundation, the activities of which are regulated by a special law that affords special economic conditions to startups, of which there are now over 2400, that have undergone external technological evaluation.
In 2019, the revenue of Skolkovo company-participants amounted to 111.6 billion rubles, and the cumulative revenue over 10 years amounted to 412.7 billion rubles. Over 35,000 people work at the startups and over 2900 developments and technological solutions have been patented.
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