Innovation Call Z.Innovation program – fast integration program for smart solutions in metallurgy

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In Ukraine, metallurgy factory Zapirzhstal, part of large Metinvest holding, and Radar Tech, which provides corporate innovation projects, are looking for smart solutions in metallurgy!

Zaporizhstal factory is looking for innovative solutions for analysing the chemical composition of furnace charge, agglomerates, coke, pellets, pulverized coal, slags and cast iron to stabilise the technology of blast furnace production. 

Zaporizhstal — one of the largest metallurgy enterprise in Ukraine and CIS, part of Ukrainian Metinvest Holding, producing 4,4M tons of cast iron, 4M tons of steel and 3,3M of rolled products yearly.

Metinvest is an international, vertically integrated mining and metals company.  Operated in Ukraine, Italy, Bulgaria and the UK manufacture coke products, iron, semi-finished steel products, sections and flat products. 

They will also consider technological solutions for metallurgy that do not meet the objectives below but help to optimize production processes.

Zaporizhstal is one of the leaders in metal production in Ukraine and is a part of the largest international mining and metallurgical Metinvest Group.

The prоgram participants will get:

  • access to resources, corporate expertise and mentoring support provided by the leading market experts;
  • individual mentoring support provided by Metinvest and Zaporizhstal PJSC specialists;
  • the opportunity to test the potential of their own solutions or perform a pilot test at Zaporizhstal PJSC;
  • support during the preparation and tender procedure for the accelerated start of cooperation with Zaporizhstal PJSC;
  • the possibility of scaling their business at other Metinvest related enterprises if the solution turns out to be effective

Main conditions of participation:

  • The value proposition of your product must be clear and comply with the task set by Zaporizhstal
  • The product must be ready for pilot testing in production
  • The participant must be willing to improve the product so it fits the requirements of the company

You can find out more information about the programme and the required solutions on the website

To get early access to the program’s experts, test your solutions and answer questions about the opportunity, register for online experts’ meetings, which will take place on October 27via the link

Z.innovation expert meetings

How to participate in Expert Meetings?
Fill out the registration by 10:00 AM (GMT +3). October 26. By the end of the day, you’ll get an individual time slot and link to a Zoom meeting

Is it necessary to present the solution?
Nope, it’s not required. However, if you get a project, service, or product, which matches with Z.Innovation searching area, we encourage you to show it to our experts and discuss whether you have good chances to start a collaboration with Zaporizhstal and Metinvest

How long do the meetings last?
Each participant will have 20 min: 10 min for the pitch, 7 min – Q&A, 3 min – for feedback.

Deadline for applications is 15 November!