What is a business pilot?
By pilot project, we mean testing on the MTS infrastructure the viability of your product and hypotheses about cooperation.
Who is funding the pilot project?
We compensate up to 1,000,000 RUB on a pilot project.
What is the duration of a pilot project?
Each case is different, therefore, the duration depends on the specifics of the product/technology. On average, the process takes from 1 to 9 months.
What are the requirements for startups to do a business pilot with MTS?
When deciding, we pay attention to the following criteria:
- There is a viable product or technology ready for implementation;
- The value of the product is confirmed by real customers;
- The product/technology corresponds to the request of the MTS business vertical;
- There is a hypothesis about the effectiveness of the solution in the MTS structure;
- The project team has the experience and competencies to develop the product.
What features of a product should we highlight in a presentation for the application?
In order for us to review your application, the presentation should cover the following features of the product:
- Product description;
- Description of the market for the proposed product;
- Comparison with competitors;
- Business model;
- Marketing and sales;
- Current progress and plans;
- Financial indicators and metrics;
- Proposal for MTS.
Can I apply for participation if my project does not correspond to the specified business areas?
Yes, we consider all incoming applications for possible cooperation.
Can I apply with a new project if the previous one was rejected?
Rejection of the project is not blocking further opportunities. We are looking forward to your new project if it meets the requirements.
I applied and didn’t get any feedback. When will I receive an answer?
We consider all incoming applications and form our own database of startups. If you do not receive a response within 2 weeks, then most likely your product does not meet the current request. However, when relevant requests arise, we first monitor our own database, which already contains your project. In addition, you can always send us an updated description of your product, after it has been completed, so that we have the most up-to-date information.
Does the pilot project participant transfer any intellectual rights to MTS?
During business piloting, the participant does not transfer any rights to his product or intellectual property objects that may be contained in the application materials and presentations.
What happens after the pilot project?
If the cooperation hypothesis is proved, the participants in the pilot project can proceed to the purchase and / or full-fledged commercial partnership under the fast track procedure, as well as receive investments from the MTS Venture Fund.