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Startup Ecosystems Booming

With the government’s support, three new tech centers are to be launched in Karaj, Shiraz and Qom to help expand their startup ecosystems and boost the activities of knowledge-based companies
Startup Ecosystems Booming
Startup Ecosystems Booming

Following the example of Tehran, major Iranian cities such as Qom, Karaj and Shiraz are also investing in technology centers, which are expected to boost their startup ecosystems. 
As per a trilateral agreement signed on Saturday between the Vice Presidential Office for Science and Technology, Qom Tech Park and the University of Religions and Denominations, an innovation factory will be established in the shrine city, ISNA reported.
The project, located at the university, spans over 1,000 hectares. The complex is set to be run by Qom Tech Park authorities. 
According to Akhavan Alavi, the head of the tech park, the innovation factory is aimed at developing a knowledge-based economy, expanding the local innovation ecosystem, increasing the share of knowledge-based production and services, boosting economic productivity and utilizing the domestic scientific and technological potentials. 


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