Monocrystal, a maker of sapphire wafer products, won the Industria-2018 award, the national industrial award of the Russian Federation. The company picked up the award during an awards ceremony on July 9, at the international industrial expo Innoprom-2018, in Ekaterinburg, Russia. For the ceremony, Vice-Prime Minister Dmitriy Kozak gave the award to Monocrystal representatives.
Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade Established Industria Award
Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade first established the Industria Award in 2014 to promote the development of advanced technologies in industrial production and give public recognition for the best practices of Russian companies in the area of industrial development. In 2015, the Ministry of Industry and Trade gave the status of being a governmental award. The award nominees are judged according to four primary criteria: technological novelty, economic effect, cross-sectional nature of the project, and the focus on the global market.