On November 30, 2016 in the framework of the 10th International Exhibition Forum "Transport Week", the State Company Avtodor and the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics signed a cooperation agreement.
The document was signed by Sergei Kelbakh, Chairman of the Board of the State Company Avtodor, and Vladimir Vasiliev, Rector of the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics.
According to the agreement, the parties intend to conduct joint methodical, research and development activities in information and communication networks and intelligent transportation systems, traffic planning and modeling, investment analysis and forecasting, risk analysis during development of the transport network and related infrastructure.
Besides, the scope of common interests of the parties includes monitoring of the road surface condition in real time, the system of information on transport and infrastructure, intelligent street lighting management system, organizational and project activities, including in the course of development of the public-private partnership aimed at promotion of the private capital attraction.
The agreement is concluded for a period of three years and shall enter into force as of the date of its signing.
The State Company Avtodor was established in 2009. The company’s goal is to develop a network of high-speed toll highways, attract off-budget investments, and develop road service facilities. The State Company Avtodor is the trust manager of highways M-1 Belarus, M-4 Don, M-3 Ukraine and a new high-speed highway M-11 Moscow - St. Petersburg. The State Company carries out their comprehensive reconstruction. Avtodor is the responsible constructor of the Central Ring Road (CRR) in Moscow and Moscow region. The State Company uses the mechanisms of public-private partnership (PPP) for implementation of all major projects.
St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University) is the Russia's leading university in the field of information and photonic technologies, one of the Russian high schools, which received the status of the national research university in 2009. Since 2013, the ITMO University is a participant of the program to improve the competitiveness of the Russian universities among the world's leading scientific and educational centers, known as Project 5-100.