60237
Iran to Host 2018 IASP World Conference
Iran to Host 2018 IASP World Conference

Iran to Host 2018 IASP World Conference

Iran to Host 2018 IASP World Conference

The former capital city of Isfahan will host the 35th International Association of Science Parks (IASP) World Conference in 2018.
Deputy Minister of Research and Technology Vahid Ahmadi made the announcement on Wednesday, adding that “given the development in Iran of knowledge-based activities, Iran’s bid for hosting the International Association of Science Parks (IASP) World Conference 2018 has been approved by the IASP board of directors, which is an opportunity for Iran to show its capacities and potentials on the international scene.”
Iran’s Isfahan Science and Technology Town (ISTT) had been running against Karolinska Institutet Science Park, Sweden, for the hosting event.
Ahmadi went on to add that in the past three years, the total value of Iran’s knowledge-based production exports reached $200 million, with $125 million made in the current fiscal.
“Last year, $125 million knowledge-based and technological products were exported to regional countries and to European states,” he said, adding “UAE, China, Kazakhstan and several countries in Eastern Europe are waiting to import Iranian knowledge-based products.”
These companies include computer software and applications as well as industrial machinery, to name a few of the sectors exporting their products and services. 
Iran has been active in the field of science parks and incubators and has had the largest number of IASP members in the region. According to Ahmadi, currently 39 science and technology parks and 180 technology business incubators are active in Iran, with 30,000 people employed in the sector. The large number of science parks has created a large pool of specialists interested to participate in IASP World Conference.
According to President of ISTT Mehdi Keshmiri, Isfahan Science and Technology Town (ISTT) has been a member of IASP for more than l5 years during which it haspromoted IASP not only in Iran, but also in other countries in the region.
“ISTT is proud of the fact that it has been able to assume a leadership position in West Asia and North Africa region and hold the presidency of this division three times since its establishment. In the past 15 years, ISTT has organized regional conferences including joint IASP and ASPA (Asian Science Park Association) meetings,” Keshmiri said in his welcoming message.
Moscow hosted the previous edition of the conference in 2016.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/JoiEX7
  1. https://goo.gl/nL7wL4
  • https://goo.gl/jjdlxc
  • https://goo.gl/4njhl0
  • https://goo.gl/yDSgAz
  • https://goo.gl/pZIZNx

You can also read ...

On the website properties are compartmentalized based on district, price, and construction date.
A local startup has launched a website providing Tehran...
NSFund Helping Knowledge-Based Firms Growth, Export Agenda
Government-backed Innovation and Prosperity Fund (NSFund) has...
Tehran to Host Int’l Leather Expo
The Fourth International Exhibition of Bags, Shoes, Leather...
All devices that support Wi-Fi are most likely affected and users may want to be wary of using Wi-Fi at all until patches are widely rolled out
One more vulnerability that is now affecting practically...
TCCIM Director Masoud Khansari (C) made the keynote speech at the latest gathering of the influential business body on Oct. 17. (Photo: Saeed Ameri)
Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture...
Miyaneh Steel Complex’s DRI plant was the second producer to utilize PERED, which came on stream on Oct. 15.
Iran has long relied on its cheap energy costs and abundance...
Massoud Karbasian (1R), sitting across his Indonesian counterpart Sri Mulyani Indrawati in Washington, DC.  
Iranian Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Masoud...
NDFI to Offer Loans Worth $2b to Exporters
The National Development Fund of Iran is to allocate a total...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Trending

Googleplus