Sci & Tech

Knowledge-Based Firms Inadequate 

Iran ranks first in the region in terms of science production and 15th in the world, according to a deputy science minister
Knowledge-Based Firms Inadequate 
Knowledge-Based Firms Inadequate 

A total of 8,735 knowledge-based companies are active in the country, according to the Deputy Science, Research and Technology Minister Ali Khaireddin.
“Although Iran has a good status in science production in the region and the world, we do not have an acceptable growth in the field of innovation and our academic staff have a low profile in the field of technology,” he said during a ceremony for honoring the top researchers of Semnan University, IRNA reported.
“We have 51 science and technology parks, and 900 Level-3 knowledge-based companies in Iran. Currently, 8,735 knowledge-based companies are active in the country, and we are far from the desirable situation,” he added.
Kheyreddin noted that there 60 incentives, in addition to increasing the salary of the academic staff working for the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, are in place to boost their activities in the field of innovation and technology.


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