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Starting acceptance of applications for competition for the Golden Idea Annual National Award in 2012 (by 2011 results)


29 June, the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation hosted a session of the Organising Committee of the Golden Idea National Award chaired by the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, FSMTC of Russia Director A.V. Fomin, which announced
a regular twelfth competition for the Golden Idea National Award.

According to the Resolution of the Award Organizing Committee, the Award is conferred for merits and achievements in the military and technical cooperation between the Russian Federation and foreign states by 2011 results. The composition of the Award Organizing Committee includes officials of the Military-Industrial Commission at the Government of the Russian Federation, the Defence Ministry of Russia, FSMTC of Russia, the Industry and Trade Ministry of Russia, the Federal Space Agency, Rostekhnologii State Corporation, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Businessmen, the League for Assistance to Defence Enterprises, and the Award sponsors, such as Rosoboronexport OAO, Gazprombank OAO, and SОАО Russian Insurance Centre.

The Award is conferred on a competitive basis in the following nominations:

1. For Contribution to Development of Military Purpose Products – First, Second, and Third Awards (FSMTC of Russia diplomas and prizes)
2. For Successes in Manufacturing Military Purpose Products, Introduction of Advanced Technologies and Innovative Solutions - First, Second, and Third Awards (FSMTC of Russia diplomas and prizes);
3. Best Co-Contractor Enterprise for contribution to raising competitiveness of military purpose products - First, Second, and Third Awards (FSMTC of Russia diplomas and prizes);
4. For personal contribution, initiative, and diligence in support of objectives of military and technical cooperation – three Awards (FSMTC of Russia diplomas and prizes);
5. For input in outreach on military and technical cooperation, promotional and information support to export materiel – Award (Honorary Diploma of FSMTC of Russia and prize); and
6. Young Talents – for achievements in military and technical cooperation, development, and manufacture of arms and military hardware – five awards (Honorary Diplomas of FSMTC of Russia and prizes).
According to the resolution of the Award Organizing Committee, additional special awards can be conferred on candidates in the nominations.

Entities of military and technical cooperation, developers or manufacturers of military purpose products; MTC
-affiliated joint ventures established and operating in foreign states (a bid to be submitted by the Russian founder), their authors’ teams and individual employees directly participating in the export of military products may compete for their research, engineering, organizational, media ideas and solutions promoting manufacture and advance of cutting edge competitive national versions of arms and materiel. A nomination is provided for mass media establishments, sponsors of exhibitions of military products, Russian organisations involved in preparation and running such exhibitions, and their representatives.

Participation in the competition is a chance for candidates to evidence their achievements in developing and manufacture of competitive arms and materiel, maintaining their export supplies, present their creative teams, best employees, and young talents.


Printed applications accepted by FSMTC of Russia by 1 November 2012, inclusive, are admitted for the competition.

Procedure and terms for the competition of the Golden idea National Award, a form of an application for the competition are posted on the site of FSMTC of Russia. Participation in the competition is free.

Please, for any further information contact on phones 950-18-21, 950-11-14.

Procedure and terms for the twelfth competition for the Golden Idea National Award in 2012 (by 2011 results)

The Golden Idea Annual National Award (hereinafter – “the Award”) was established by the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (”FSMTC of Russia”) to stimulate export of Russian military products, develop and manufacture cutting-edge competitive national models of arms and materiel, including with the Russian world class component base, upgrade earlier delivered military products, and raise efficiency of military and technical cooperation between the Russian Federation and foreign states.

According to the Resolution of the Award Organizing Committee, the Award is conferred for merits and achievements in the military and technical cooperation between the Russian Federation and foreign states by the previous year’s results. The composition of the Award Organizing Committee includes officials of the Military-Industrial Commission at the Government of the Russian Federation, the Defence Ministry of Russia, FSMTC of Russia, the Industry and Trade Ministry, the Federal Space Agency, the Rostekhnologii State Corporation, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Businessmen, the League for Assistance to Defence Enterprises, and the Award sponsors such as Rosoboronexport OAO, Gazprombank OAO, and SОАО Russian Insurance Centre.

The Award is conferred on a competitive basis in the following nominations:

1. For Contribution to Development of Military Purpose Products – First, Second, and Third Awards (FSMTC of Russia diplomas and prizes)
2. For Successes in Manufacturing Military Purpose Products, Introduction of Advanced Technologies and Innovative Solutions - First, Second, and Third Awards (FSMTC of Russia diplomas and prizes);
3. Best Co-Contractor Enterprise for contribution to raising competitiveness of military purpose products - First, Second, and Third Awards (FSMTC of Russia diplomas and prizes);
4. For personal contribution, initiative, and diligence in support of objectives of military and technical cooperation – three Awards (FSMTC of Russia diplomas and prizes);
5. For input in outreach on military and technical cooperation, promotional and information support to export materiel – Award (Honorary Diploma of FSMTC of Russia and prize); and
6. Young Talents – for achievements in military and technical cooperation, development, and manufacture of arms and materiel – five Awards (Honorary Diplomas of FSMTC of Russia and prizes).

According to the resolution of the Award Organizing Committee, additional special awards can be conferred on candidates in the nominations.

Entities of military and technical cooperation, developers or manufacturers of military purpose products; MTC-affiliated joint ventures established and operating in foreign states (a bid to be submitted by the Russian founder), their author teams and individual employees directly participating in the export of military products may compete for the Award.

An author team of no more than 10 people may compete for the Award in the nominations «For Contribution to Development of Military Purpose Products» and «For Successes in Manufacturing Military Purpose Products, Introduction of Advanced Technologies and Innovative Solutions». Candidates for an author team may be nominated with due regard to assessment of their creative contribution. An author team may be composed of employees of different organizations, one of them on consensus basis being determined as head organization.

Challengers for the nomination «For Contribution to Development of Military Purpose Products» may be admitted for the competition if their deliverables were put into practice in 2011.

Developers and producers of components, units, devices of systems of various types of weapons and weapons support systems, having improved competitiveness of export products, including through introduction of advanced technologies and innovative solutions, may compete for the nomination «Best Co-Contractor Enterprise». An author team of no more than 10 people may compete for the Award in this nomination.

Only individual employees may be nominated for the Award in the nominations «For personal contribution, initiative and diligence in support of goals of military and technical cooperation», and «Young Talents». Challengers who were under 30 in 2010 are admitted for the nomination «Young Talents».

Mass media companies, organizers of exhibitions (expositions) of military purpose products or Russian organizations involved in preparing and holding such exhibitions (expositions) or their representatives may compete for the Awatd in the nomination «For input in outreach on military and technical cooperation, promotional and information support to export materiel».


Competition Stages

Stage 1. Competition Announcement

Competition is announced by the Award Organizing Committee on 29 June 2012 by posting publications in mass media. FSMTC of Russia posts on its site information on the procedure and terms for the completion, and sends invitations to potential candidates for participation 2 months at the latest prior to the deadline for submitting applications.

Stage 2. Application Submission

To participate in the Competition, by 1 November 2012, it is necessary to submit to the FSMTC of Russia an application containing the Award nomination, a project’s name, resumes of candidates, the name of a corporation, an integrated structure, a Federal Ministry (Agency) to which a candidate’s business belongs. Applications are submitted on letterheads of a nominee’s organization signed by its CEO, numbered, and dated. An application form is posted on the site of FSMTC of Russia.

The application encloses a description of a project in an optional form, a report on 2011 deliverables, a total evaluation of the project, and grounds for its recommendation, starting and closing dates, deliveries of manufactured military purpose products, introduced advanced technologies and innovative solutions, economic effect, quality of products, including warranty and post-warranty services, claims and remedial measures, authors, their personal accomplishments in the military and technical cooperation as well as a list of national and foreign patents legally protecting military purpose products provided for the competition; other information most fully representing results and successes of candidates, including comparison with foreign competitors. The application includes comments and opinions in respect of a project, extracts from decisions of a council, a meeting, or a board of a recommending organization, relevant publications in mass media, etc.

Data about an authors’ team should include a surname, a name, a patronymic name, a date of birth, work place, title and home address, and a contact phone.

To compete for the Award in the nominations «For Contribution to Development of Military Purpose Products» and «For Successes in Manufacturing Military Purpose Products, Introduction of Advanced Technologies and Innovative Solutions”, «Best Co-Contractor Enterprise», it is recommended to submit a copy of accounts of a candidate organization by results of 2011 in a prescribed form (with notes of Russian Federal Tax Service).

Applications and additional materials issued not in conformity with the Competition Procedure and Terms, as well as belated ones are not admitted for the competition. Awarded Projects may not be submitted for recurrent competition. Projects containing sensitive data are delivered to the FSMTC of Russia in a due manner. Materials presented by candidates are not subject to return.

Stage 3. Application evaluation and announcement of Award winners

To arrange submitted applications by nominations and carry out their expert evaluation, the Award Organizing Committee appoints a team of experts composed of representatives of member organizations. An expert team may invite specialists of other federal government authorities, public authorities, and NGOs. An expert team works according to the rules approved by the Award Organizing Committee. Results of an expert team work are recorded in the minutes.

The Award Organizing Committee reviews materials and minutes delivered by an expert team. The Award Winners are announced by results of secret or open ballot of members of the Award Organizing Committee on or before 1 December 2012.

Results of the competition for the Golden Idea Annual National Award based on 2011 results are announced by the Order of FSMTC of Russia.

Stage 4. Ceremony of awarding Award Winners

Award Winners receive diplomas and memorable gifts of the FSMTC of Russia during a solemn ceremony held in Moscow in December 2012.

Organizing Committee of the Golden Idea National Award


Appendix I
Application for competition for the Golden Idea National Award
To be completed on the letterhead of an organization
To:
M.V. PETUKHOV
FSMTC of Russia Deputy Director
115324, Moscow, Ovchinnikovskaya Nab., 18/1
Application
_____(organization’s full name)_____ for competition for the Golden Idea National Award in 2012


(full and short name of an organisation) submits the project (name of the project) or competition for the Golden Idea National Award in 2012 in the nomination (name of a nomination).
Departmental identity of an organization: _______________________.
Identity of the organization as state-owned corporation or integrated structure: ___________________________________________.
Full name, title of a representative (representatives) of an organisation (s): (to specify for an authors’ team).

Appendix: Appendix is filled in according to Section «Submission of applications for the competition» of the Procedure and terms for the competition for competition for the Golden Idea National Award in 2012 (by 2011 results).


Director General
(signature) full name.


Date of publication: 25.09.2012


 


 

 


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