ClusteRISE - cluster development project in the Zaporozhia region

On September 8, a round table was held on the implementation of ClusteRISE a project for the development of the IAM cluster in the Zaporozhye region. This cluster initiative was created in 2019. Its activities include a number of measures to strengthen the IAM cluster and attract representatives from industry and high-tech sectors to cooperation. The participants of the event discussed the development of the IAM cluster and ways of integrating the project's activities into regional development plans.

The round table was attended by Pavel Ardashov  — Lead Engineer of the Internal Outsourcing Services Department of Metinvest Digital. Pavel spoke about the effectiveness of the use of industrial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the Central Mining and Processing Plant of Metinvest.

Now drones at the Central GOK are used for aerial photography of a quarry and for measuring the volume of bulk materials in warehouses. They allow measurements to be made faster, more accurate, safer and without stopping production during the acquisition process.

In Ukraine, the volume of the drone market is growing by an average of 50% annually. It is assumed that in the future, the use of unmanned aerial vehicle technology in the industrial segment will make up 80% of the entire UAV market. This indicates an increase in the level of their implementation, as one of the leading areas of automation of production processes and the simplification of obtaining digital information.