Sci & Tech

Read the latest news about Iran's technology industries, from startups, mobile networks, innovative companies and e-commerce.

  • Tech Exports Top Iran Gov’t Agenda
    Bolstering the production and export of knowledge-based products is high on the agenda for the current Iranian year (started March 20), Industries Minister Reza Rahmani said. Speaking to Tasnim...
  • Hefty Loans for ICT Firms
    The government-affiliated Information and Communication Technologies Guild Organization is planning to pay loans to the tune of 20 billion rials ($123,000) to ICT companies. The move is aimed at...
  • Navigation App Reports Sharp Fall in Norouz Trips
    An Iranian startup reports that the number of trips made during Norouz (Iranian New Year) holidays (March 20-April 3) observed a sharp fall compared to last year.  Neshan is a popular homegrown...
  • Loans for Startups, Tech Firms
    State-backed Iran National Innovation Fund is planning to loan 45 trillion rials ($277.7 million) to knowledge-based companies and tech firms in the current fiscal year (ending March 2021).
  • Iranian Tech Firms Helping Ward Off COVID-19
    Iranian knowledge-based companies and tech firms have stepped forward to produce health protective items needed to combat the novel coronavirus rapidly spreading in the country.
  • Iran Invests in Nanotech Firms to Boost Fight Against COVID-19
    State-backed Iran National Innovation Fund has invested 140 billion rials ($875,000) in nanotechnology firms to boost the domestic production of health-protective items used for shielding against...
  • Iran Tech Exports Hit $7.2 Billion
    Iranian knowledge-based companies and tech firms earned 1.2 quadrillion rials ($7.2 billion) from the export of technological products in the last Iranian year (ended March 19), an official at the...
  • Tehran Municipality Offers to Help Virus-Hit  Startups, Tech Companies
    Tehran Municipality has offered to help startups affected by the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus in Iran. TM’s Information and Communication Technologies Organization announced on Wednesday...
  • The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Iran since mid-February has hampered the activities of a large number of tech firms and startups and darkened their ecosystem’s prospects, as they struggle...
  • Iran Buttressing Tech Ecosystem
    Iran has been working hard to expand its tech infrastructure to help boost startups and knowledge-based companies over the past several years.  In line with this initiative, the government placed...
  • Loans for Tech Firms to Help Combat COVID-19
    The government-based Iran National Innovation Fund is planning to pay 50 trillion rials ($322.5 million) in loans to knowledge-based companies and tech firms to help boost their operations.  
  • Startup Ecosystem Expanding
    Tehran-based Tarbiat Modares University has developed its science and technology park, expanding facilities for startups and promoting the tech ecosystem. Supported by the university and the Vice...
  • SpaceX Launches Cargo Toward Space Station
    SpaceX successfully launched an uncrewed Dragon spacecraft for NASA on March 6, sending fresh supplies toward the International Space Station and undertaking another rocket landing, the 50th for...
  • Cyberspace Potentials Tapped for Curbing COVID-19 Spread
    Iran E-Commerce Union has issued a statement calling on the public and officials to tap the potentials of online businesses amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus throughout the country, in an...
  • Tehran Municipality Eyes Potentials of Startups
    In an effort to upgrade urban services via the internet of things, smart technologies and innovative ideas, Tehran Municipality is planning to tap into the potentials of local startups. TM plans...
  • Technology Ecosystem Flourishing
    Iranian officials have been making efforts to develop the technology ecosystem by setting up tech parks and innovation factories, providing equipped working spaces to talented, young experts and...
  • Mashhad Startups Get a Boost
    An innovation center called Khayyam has been inaugurated in the holy city of Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi Province, to convert smart ideas into businesses and establish links between knowledge-based...
  • Initiative to Identify Tech Potentials
    Iran’s Vice Presidential Office for Science and Technology and Imam Khomeini Relief Committee have launched an initiative to identify tech aficionados from less-well-off economic background. The...
  • Central Bank of Iran to Support Tech Firms
    The development of technology ecosystem and realization of digital economy have been high on the Iranian government’s agenda, such that the Central Bank of Iran recently announced its full support...
  • 31% Share of Children in Iran Videogame Market
    Children account for 31% of videogamers living in Iran. The fact flies in the face of public belief that playing videogames is a pastime of youngsters. Iran’s Digital Games Research Center has...
  • SpaceX Launches Fifth Batch of Starlink Satellites
    Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its fifth batch of 60 Starlink satellites Monday morning, another step toward Musk’s vision of creating a space-based network to provide broadband internet service...
  • State Scheme to Finance 100 Startups Annually
    A group of state institutions has launched an initiative to grant financial support to 100 startups per year to help them flourish. Comprised of the Vice Presidential Office for Science and...
  • Iranian Startups Set for Foreign Forays
    Iran's Vice Presidential Office for Science and Technology is planning to help startups and knowledge-based companies tap the market potentials of regional countries like Russia and Uzbekistan....
  • System to Help Rank ICT Operators
    Technologies Ministry to give subscribers the opportunity to assess operators. Launched on Thursday, the system called Netsanj Plus is available on Netsanjplus.ir. It presents a detailed analysis...
  • The Rise and Fall of Satellite Zafar
    Amid cries of Allah-o-Akbar, the Simorgh satellite launch vehicle blasted off from the Imam Khomeini Spaceport in central Iran, burning an afterimage into the spectators’ retinas.  

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