10 Apr 2023 16:28

Avtovaz to receive 0.5 bln ruble grant to move from foreign to domestic software

MOSCOW. April 10 (Interfax) - The Russian Information Technology Development Foundation (RITDF) will provide Avtovaz with a grant of 496 million rubles for the import substitution of foreign software used in the system of design and technological preparation of production.

According to a release from the fund, the automaker will receive a grant based on the results of the competitive selection of projects for the implementation of Russian IT solutions as part of Russian government decree N550.

The corresponding agreement between the RITDF and Avtovaz was signed on March 30.

"The purpose of this project is to create a solution for managing the processes of design and technological preparation of production while maintaining the existing logic of project development with the replacement of foreign-made software with domestic software. The solution is based on domestic software, which will solve the most important task - ensuring the technical sovereignty of the enterprise," - according to a press release from Avtovaz.

The project will start in June 2023. Its implementation period is limited to November 2025.

Grant financing is being done within the framework of the federal "Digital Technologies" project, which is part of the national program, "The Digital Economy of the Russian Federation."