• IOFFE-LUT ACCELERATOR, Saint-Petersburg, Politekhnicheskaya st., 26

Innovative startups from Russia and Finland, get your business on the next level and join us in building a strong cross-border collaboration.

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Accelerator results

  • Support of innovative, including international, projects;
  • Support in obtaining funding and investments for innovative projects;
  • Participation in implementation of Russian and Finnish state and regional economic and social development strategies by straightening communications between R&D institutions, hi-tech business and civil society.

Accelerator activities

  • Innovative projects consulting;
  • Training in innovative management for entrepreneurs and technologies developers;
  • Regular pre-acceleration and acceleration programmes;
  • Industry representatives familiarization with advanced R&D applications;
  • Provision of industry request to R&D teams and researchers;
  • Experts and entrepreneurs network development under accelerator;
  • Training courses, materials and manuals, popular science articles and lectures publication and dissemination.

Free for startup projects and teams

Do you have an innovative project? Do you need access to investors? Are you looking for international markets? Our accelerator will help you!

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Professional coaching and networks

  • Acceleration programme
  • Individual support for the each project
  • Feedback from specialized experts
  • Assistance in attracting investments
  • Access to the investors from Russia, EU and North America
  • Contacts with development institutions and corporations

International contacts and business opportunities

  • All acceleration participants will present the project to Russian investors
  • Up to 10 best projects will receive grants for a presentation trip to investors in Finland

Extensive assistance in the following fields

  • Information Technology (BigData, AI, VR/AR, Digital Economy)
  • LifeScience
  • Robotics and sensors
  • Green Technology
  • Smart City
  • New Materials
  • New Industrial Technology


  • Intention to do international business
  • Available prototype
  • Ambitious team
  • Accomplished sales are an advantage

Ioffe-LUT Accelerator

We will consider the application

within 5 working days

We will call you back

If the application interested - we will make an appointment, if the application did not interest - we will explain the reason.

Meeting with the candidate for transfer

SPb, Politekhnicheskaya St. 26, FTI of Ioffe, an entrance from Kurchatov Street.

Transfer in the Accelerator

by results of a meeting


Pre-acceleration programme. Acquaintance of participants with Accelerator methods and document system, agreement on a plan of action.

Acceleration programme

3 months intensive training of innovative project development, which includes 10 educational modules, online and offline seminars, support from mentors.

Projects benchmarking

4 week benchmarking session to improve and polish project business model, pitch for investors training.


Acceleration track final event, project presentations for invetors and experts

Delivery of certificates of the Accelerator

to the projects which gained recognition of investors, experts, enterprise community.

Post acceleration support

individual expert support,assistance in investment applications preparation for development institutions and innovation supporting funds, project piloting on the base of corporate partners.
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IOFFE-LUT Accelerator 

NPBSF project

Ioffe-LUT Accelerator is established by Ioffe Institute (St.Petersburg, Russia) and Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT (Lappeenranta, Finland) under the Cross-Border Cooperation Programme the "South-East Finland-Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020". Territory of activity: Finland-South Karelia, Russia-City of Saint Petersburg. Duration: from 1 of june 2019 till 31 of May 2022.