Iranian knowledge-based goods to be produced in 7 countries
TEHRAN – Iran will launch production lines for knowledge-based products in seven countries, namely Turkey, Armenia, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Syria, Iraq and Kenya, said Marzieh Shaverdi, Director of the Innovation and Prosperity Fund.
The export support program for knowledge-based businesses includes empowerment, networking and financing, Shaverdi said on Saturday, as quoted by IRNA.
Export empowerment includes training and advice, the provision of export standards and licenses, as well as intellectual property, she explained.
The Vice Presidency for Science and Technology will provide special support to facilitate the export of knowledge-based companies with quality products over the next 6 months.
Due to the necessity of Iran’s presence in global technology markets and the great capacity of creative and knowledge-based enterprises, the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology stepped in to lead the way. to the global market presence, Mehdi Ghalehnoei, an official in the vice presidency, said in October.
To this end, it has developed and implemented programs, policies and support programs related to export development, planning to attract foreign investment, soliciting the participation of Iranians abroad and connecting the national capacities to the global market are part of the measures taken in This concerns.
The export of technology products of Iranian knowledge-based companies is one of the important and key programs of the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, and in this regard, three houses of innovation and technology have opened in Kenya, China and Syria.
And countries like Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan are expected to host innovation houses in the near future.
Ghalehnoei said in February that last year, knowledge-based companies earned about $ 800 million in export revenue, and this year it appears to be as high as $ 2 billion.
“Africa, neighboring countries, Southeast Asia and Eurasia are our export priorities, and we hope to create Iranian innovation and technology in all these fields,” he added. .
Iranian knowledge-based companies
The Innovation and Prosperity Fund affiliated with the Vice Presidency of Science and Technology has allocated 170 trillion rials (nearly $ 4 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) to support knowledge-based businesses over the past 4 years.
The Vice Presidency for Science and Technology has paved the way for research and production of technological products by supporting 7,000 projects over the past 8 years.
There are currently 6,263 knowledge-based companies operating in the country, offering advanced products and services in various technological fields to domestic and foreign markets, and some of them have entered international markets, said Siavash Maleki, deputy director. of the Fund.
The areas of aircraft maintenance, steel, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, oil and gas are among the sectors that researchers from tech companies have engaged in, resulting in reduced imports.
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