Our history

Founded on innovation

MERA was founded in 1989 by researcher, inventor, and serial entrepreneur Dmitry Ponomarev, along with several academic colleagues from Nizhny Novgorod Technical University. Initially focused on highly specialized radio-physics applications, Mr. Ponomarev grew the company into a global software R&D leader, helping some of the world’s most influential companies deliver transformative solutions. Today MERA is an international corporation with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, R&D centers in Russia, Serbia and Lithuania, an office in Silicon Valley, and delivery centers strategically located to serve our global customer base.

Key milestones


MERA establishes an Information Security Management System aligned with ISO/IEC 27001:2013, upgrades to the ISO 9001:2015 standard and once again proves to be CMMI®-DEV 1.3 ML3 compliant.

MERA opens an R&D office in Vilnius, Lithuania's capital city.


MERA increases its presence in the Automotive and Fintech industries.


MERA opens headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.


MERA opens an R&D office in Belgrade.

The company is selected for Membership in Avaya DevConnect Program.

MERA teams with inthinc for Telematics Solutions.


MERA opens a customer relations office in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara, CA)


Ascom Wireless Solutions, a leading provider of on-site wireless communications for key segments such as hospitals, elderly care, independent living, manufacturing industries, prisons, retail and hotels, opens a test centre at MERA. 


MERA signs long term agreements with Avaya, a global leader in enterprise communications systems, Kapsch Group, specializing in ICT and telecommunications as well as future-oriented telematics and traffic management systems, and becomes a full member of the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI).


MERA signs a long-term agreement with  Networks In Motion,  the award-winning wireless navigation, hyper-local search and location-based services (LBS) company, and achieves CMMI Level 3 Certification.


MERA starts an innovative software development project with SynapSense, a leading provider of complete wireless instrumentation solutions.


MERA is the first company in Russia to achieve TL9000 certification for provision of outsourced software development, testing and maintenance services.


MERA receives the Nortel Preferred Supplier Award for outstanding quality and service delivery performance.


MERA signs a contract with TietoEnator, a major Swedish corporation, expanding its business in Western Europe.


MERA fully complies with ISO 9001:2000 Standard.


MERA is the first company in Russia to work with VoIP solutions.


MERA concludes a first software development contract with Nortel Networks, Canada.


MERA wins first contracts with foreign customers.


A group of professors from State Nizhny Novgorod Technical University founded MERA as a private firm specializing in antenna research and development.

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