Sci & Tech

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

  • More Utility Companies Join E-Billing Scheme
    As Iranian electricity and telecommunication companies move toward scrapping paper billing and switching to an electronic system, other utility companies, along with Tehran Municipality, have also...
  • UNIDO, Iran’s ITO Extending Help to Startups
    UNIDO experts met with Iran IT Organization officials in Tehran on Sunday, discussing ways to support Iranian startups and technology firms. ITO’s website reports that the meeting is part of...
  • Apple to Contest €13b EU Tax Order
    Apple will launch a legal challenge on Tuesday to a European Commission order to pay €13 billion ($14.4 billion) in Irish back taxes in a landmark case in the EU’s crackdown on tax avoidance by...
  • Iran Attends RCC Confab
    An Iranian delegation attended the Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications (RCC) Conference held in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan, on Monday.  The conference was also attended by...
  • Iran E-Commerce Market Worth Over $18 Billion
    E-commerce accounts for 10.4% of Iran’s GDP with the market’s nominal value standing at 2.08 quadrillion rials ($18.4 billion), E-Commerce Development Center of Iran reports. The center has...
  • Iran Defense Ministry to Invest $87m in Tech Firms
    Iran’s Defense Ministry plans to invest 10 trillion rials ($87.7 million) in local knowledge-based companies active in the field of defense technologies. The investment will be made in...
  • Iran at ITU Telecom World 2019
    Iranian tech and telecom firms, along with government agencies active in the sector, participated in ITU Telecom World 2019 held on Sept. 9-12 in Budapest, Hungary. Houlin Zhao, the secretary-...
  • Chabahar Port to Go Smart
    Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran has launched a nationwide scheme to convert commercial ports into smart harbors, starting with Chabahar Port.  
  • Another Innovation Factory Kicks Off in Southeast Tehran
    A tech center has been launched in a deserted wood products factory dubbed Dayhim Innovation Factory in Pakdasht, southeast Tehran. Backed by Dayhim Investment Group, the factory has enlisted the...
  • Domestic Bank to Help Support Tech Firms
    The state-owned Bank Melli Iran has signed an agreement with Iran National Innovation Fund to extend financial assistance to fledgling knowledge-based companies and startups.  
  • Iran, Russia Tech Firms Sign €2m Deal
    An Iranian knowledge-based company has signed a €2 million deal with a Russian company, during the 15th International Aviation and Space Salon (also known as 2019 MAKS Air Show). According to the...
  • Sarava, Taliya Get New CEOs
    The CEOs of two major firms active in Iran’s tech and telecom sectors have been replaced over the past few days.  
  • Iran Gov’t Invests $225m in Innovation Fund
    The Iranian government has agreed to invest 26 trillion rials ($225 million) in Iran National Innovation Fund to support knowledge-based companies and startups. INIF invests in startups and...
  • Jahromi Defends ICT Performance
    Iran’s ICT minister has often come under fire from hardliners that he “has not done enough for blocking VPN and proxy services”.  On Monday afternoon, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi responded to...
  • Muslim Scholars to Convene in Tehran
    The sixth edition of Science and Technology Exchange Program is scheduled to be held in Tehran from Nov. 9-12.  
  • Smart Solutions Tapped for Boosting Food Industry
    Deals have been signed by knowledge-based companies, startups and traditional manufacturing units to boost the domestic food industry.  
  • Iran to Establish Centralized KYC System
    Iran’s High Council of Cyberspace ratified a document on the establishment of an online user authentication system late Saturday. During a council meeting attended by President Hassan Rouhani, a...
  • Iran Games Cup 2019 Winners Announced
    A local video game contest titled Iran Games Cup 2019 wrapped up in Tehran on August 30 by giving awards to winners.  The closing ceremony coincided with the finalists' tournament in PES 2019,...
  • ICT Projects Worth $15.5m Come on Stream
    ICT infrastructure development projects worth 1.7 trillion rials ($15.5 million) were inaugurated in the northern provinces of Mazandaran and Gilan on Thursday.  
  • Elecomp 2019 Winners Announced
    The closing ceremony of the 25th International Exhibition of Electronics, Computers and e-Commerce (Elecomp 2019) was held in Tehran on Wednesday, announcing the winners of a competition held on...
  • Regulatory Hurdles at the Forefront of Iran RegTech
    Legal experts, former bankers and CEOs of Iranian startups converged at Khatam University in Tehran on Wednesday to help devise solutions to overcome regulatory hurdles facing local tech firms....
  • A Shot in the Arm for Rural Communications in Iran
    In line with the government's efforts to upgrade ICT infrastructure in underdeveloped parts of the country, President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated numerous projects via video conference on Monday....
  • Iran Beefs Up Cybersecurity
    Iran’s capability in detecting and thwarting cyber threats has tripled following the establishment of cybersecurity project codenamed Digital Fortress (Dejfa in Persian), a deputy ICT minister said...
  • Fate of Iranian Ride-Hailing Firms Hang in Balance
    Tehran Municipality took Iran E-Commerce Union to court on Monday over “illegally” issuing permits to local ride-hailing companies Snapp and Tap30. Mohammad Rahmani, the union’s lawyer, told Webna...
  • Smart Tehran Congress in December
    The third round of Smart Tehran Congress will be held on Dec. 9-10 at Milad Tower. The event, which will be organized by Tehran Municipality's IT Organization and Amirkabir University of...

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