The award ceremony of the 2017 corporate contest for the best inventors and innovators took place today at the meeting of the Scientific and Technical Council of Gazprom as part of the 8th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum.
The top prize in the Best Inventor among Gazprom’s Subsidiaries category went to Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg. Last year, the subsidiary received 13 national patents for promising proprietary technologies and employed more than 40 self-engineered patented solutions in its operations.
The runner-up was Gazprom Transgaz Ufa. Gazprom Transgaz Surgut took third place.
Gazprom Transgaz Ufa and Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta shared the first prize in the Best Innovator among Gazprom’s Subsidiaries category. In 2017, the economic benefit of the innovative proposals submitted by those companies amounted to some RUB 500 million, with the number of submitted and accepted innovative proposals exceeding 5,500.
Second and third places went to Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod and Gazprom Transgaz Moscow, respectively.
The 8th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum is being held as part of the Russian Energy Week International Forum.
The annual contest for the best-performing company in terms of innovations and inventions was launched by Gazprom in 2015. The contest seeks to stimulate inventions and innovations and yield the maximum economic benefit from such endeavors.
Winners are determined based on an aggregate indicator accounting for all major aspects of intellectual activities, including creative efforts of personnel in generating intellectual property and the value it brings to the Company through its successful commercialization and effective use in production activities.
In 2017, 25 subsidiaries of Gazprom took part in the contest.