• IOFFE-LUT ACCELERATOR, Saint-Petersburg, Politekhnicheskaya st., 26
<p><span style="font-weight: bold;">IOFFE-LUT Accelerator&nbsp;</span></p>

IOFFE-LUT Accelerator 

Ioffe-LUT Accelerator is established by Ioffe Institute (St.Petersburg, Russia) and LUT University (Lappeenranta, Finland) under the South-East Finland - Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020.  
EU - Finland - Russia 

Accelerator main tasks are:

  • 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 are:

  • 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.

All accelerator’s participants will get:

  • acceleration programme
  • individual support for the each participant
  • feedback from profile experts
  • access to the investors from Russia, EU and North America
  • contacts with development institutions and corporations

All accelerator’s graduates will present own projects before investors pool in Russia

The best projects (up to 10) will be supported for presentation before international investors pool in Finland

We provide maximum opportunities to teams with technology projects in the following areas:

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


  • intention to do business international
  • available prototype
  • ambitious team
  • accomplished sales are advantage

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.

ATTENTION! December 31, 2019 ends acceptance of applications to the next Accelerator