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History


History trend of Pardis Technology Park (PTP):

1-Preliminary studies, localization and provision of a national model for PTP

2-Survey on the location of PTP

3-Acquisition of relevant ratifications

4-Organizational formation

5-Design and implementation of PTP urban and comprehensive plan

6-Definition of types of Membership of companies, university graduates and entrepreneurs in PTP

1- Preliminary studies, localization and provision of a national model for PTP

The attempts comprised, visiting foreign science and technology parks, resources study, comparative study and model definition

2- Survey on the location of PTP

Studies to assign a location for PTP began from December, 2000, with the cooperation of I.R of Iran Presidential Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation (CITC) and finally an area was chosen in Pardis region, 20 km far from east of Tehran, in 2001. The main criteria to choose this area were as follow:

-The existence of an adequate scientific and technical structure

-Proper economic and industrial infrastructures

-Proper urban infrastructures, such as transportation networks (airport, railways, high ways, etc.) telecommunication networks, electricity, water supplies, sewage systems, etc.

-Proper resources for maintaining professional work force and supporters

-Close distance to the regional, national and international markets, suitable climatic conditions (weather, environment, etc.)

-Suitable land prices with proper conditions

After a long observation on various locations in Tehran and its suburbs such as the new town of Parand, the new town of Hashtgerd and the new town of Pardis, it was finally decided to choose an area close to the Boomehen satellite site for the park location. This area was chosen mainly for its closeness and vicinity to,

-Pardis new town to derive a benefit its urban facilities and residential areas

-The satellite site as a center for communication and research

-A university currently under construction

-Khorram Dasht industrial zone and the industrial town of Firouz Kooh

Plus to its suitable distance from Tehran.

Other conditions are also included namely, proper topographic conditions of the area, the price of the land and other suitable conditions that all add to its privileges. On the other hand, there is Tehran-Pardis express way in this area, which provides convenient access to the capital.

3- Acquisition of relevant ratifications

1-Based on circular of board of ministers and supreme council of urbanization, the new town of Pardis must allocate 800 hectares of its land area to educational and research usages. The PTP land is located in this region. In order to provide infrastructural facilities, according to the regulations, the new town of Pardis issued the needed authorizations and declared the required commitments between two parties of the contract, i.e. presidential Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation (CITC) and Civil Company of Pardis new town.

2-Having anticipated and provided preliminary conditions and infrastructures, PTP commenced its activities as a subdivision of CITC in 2001. The PTP negotiating team could achieve governmental authorizations to establish a technology park in 2003

3-The statute of PTP was ratified in 2005

4-The required credit for civil projects and other expenses targeted for PTP strategic management was assigned and estimated in the annual budget regulations of the country in 2004 and 2005

4- Organizational formation

4- 1- Administrative team

The initial core members of PTP administrative team started their activities for PTP studies and its launching in 2000 in CITC office in Tehran. After PTP statute ratification in 2005 and selection of the PTP president by vice president of I.R. Iran in 2006, the aforesaid team was transferred to the current PTP location (Damavand road 20th km) so that they could directly manage the activities of around 60 member companies up to then.

4- 2- Board of trustees

According to the statute of PTP, the I.R Iran Presidency office is determined as PTP founder and PTP board of trustees consists of 14 real and legal members from scientific, technological, economic and social characters. After establishing Presidency deputy for science and technology in 2007, the deputy became another member of the PTP board of trustees. The Presidential Decree for the members was issued in 2010 by Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President. The first meeting of the board was held in 2010 and the first meeting of the PTP council in 2011.

5- Design and implementation of PTP urban and comprehensive plan

After accomplishing the preliminary studies, PTP comprehensive plan with an area of 38 hectares was designed. At the moment, design, preparation and provision of innovation Pardis with the area of 20 hectares regarding high metropolitan standards is being completed and the knowledge Pardis with the area of 18 hectares is also in its first steps of construction. Physical components of the innovation Pardis include the followings:

5- 1- Companies region

It includes 14 hectares which is allocated for R&D centers of companies. Based on the plans, the region is divided into five categories:

-Electronics and informatics

-Mechanics and automation

-New chemical materials

-New pharmaceutical materials

-New biotechnological materials

Applicant companies to join the Park can buy land in one of above mentioned categories according to their field of activity if they are confirmed and accepted. Their ownership is conditional to:

-Not changing first-considered land application

-Completing site-construction prior to the deadline and beginning activity therein

-Obeying the internal regulations of the Park

The member companies in PTP are investing, constructing and equipping in over 160,000 Square meter technological and research area which is approved by the PTP Architecture Committee. It is predicted that over 5500 job opportunities will be created for experts in PTP by starting the activity in the mentioned area.

5- 2- PTP central complex

The design of central complex was terminated in 2004. It was aimed to provide an area for PTP administrative staff, incubator and tenant member companies and needed general and professional services for all the companies with an area of 21300 Square meter useful area and 8500 Square meter side area. It consists of the following three sections:

5- 2- 1- Seraj center:

An area of 6500 Square meter was considered for the center including administrative and management offices, rental spaces and professional service centers such as professional technology services, meeting rooms and PTP communications center. The building is ready and under operation now.

5- 2- 2- Commercialization and Elites Technology Incubator complex

This complex is considered for start-up companies (incubator), professional services agents and consultancy agents. 300-seat convention hall, library, labs and etc. are other parts of the complex. The land area of 8000 Square meter was considered for it.

5- 2- 3- General complex (under construction)

This complex will provide public and cultural services for member companies including guest house, kindergarten, restaurant, grocery stores, transportation agency, copy store, sport and recreational equipment, health center, department stores, mosque and etc. The land area for this complex is 7500 Square meter.

5- 2- 4- Knowledge-based products permanent exhibition

It was designed and constructed a space with an area of 3100 Square meter besides other PTP central complex spaces to show knowledge-based products of member companies. Also, The parking area is 8000 Square meter for central complex personnel and member companies.

5- 3- Workshop and laboratory building (under construction)

Considering the need of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) to utilize workshop equipment to accomplish their activities in the field of research and technology, the design of the building was made in 2010.

5- 3- Fablab

Considering the need of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) to utilize lab equipment to accomplish their activities in the field of research and technology, the design of the building was made in 2010 and is under construction by the private sector investment.

5- 4- Public and outdoor spaces

Include streets, squares and green areas like Scientists Garden that form up to 4 hectares area.

6- Definition of Membership types of companies, university graduates and entrepreneurs in PTP

Applicant companies that have passed evaluation process and achieved necessary conditions for becoming a member in PTP can be defined in one of the following categories to continue their activities in the field of S&T:

1- Membership in the Park incubator center for graduates and entrepreneurs that have low experience and capital for economic activities and need the support of government.

2- Membership in Multi Tenant Building (MTB) for entrepreneur companies that have begun economic activity but the amount of activity and financial power just enable them to rent a room without the help of government.

3- Membership in independent apartments owned by PTP for the entrepreneur companies that can purchase an independent apartment according to their financial power.

4- Land purchasing for technological companies that have long economic activity experience in the field of high technologies and own well laboratories, workshops and experts and can properly develop job opportunities and pertained activities.

Since the types 1 to 3 are dependent on the government or private sector investment launching the type 4 (like most of the technology parks in the world) is at the first priority.

Type 4 applicants sending the form are chosen by PTP management team after mutual familiarity and observing the company activity.

PTP activities calendar

2001

-The Initial studies, localization and creation of a national model for the technology park

-Positioning studies

-Starting technological companies acceptance

2002

-Starting PTP urban and general design

-Establishment of PTP architecture committee

2003

-Achieving PTP establishment authorization from government

-Beginning PTP utilities tunnel construction

-Beginning cooperation with universities and scientific and research centers

-Beginning PTP central complex construction

-Membership and partnership in S&T parks and incubators committees for making the regulation and statute

2004

-Establishment of research units of member companies

-Beginning of international activities and cooperation

2005

-PTP statute ratification

-Acquisition of capital assets ownership credits of public budget line in Parliament

-Utility tunnel accomplishment and starting utility networks implementation

2006

-Placement of the first company in the Park

-Beginning of financial feeding processes and professional services provision needed by member companies

-Acquisition of public budget line of cost credits

-Operation of administrative section of Seraj complex

2007

-Ratification of PTP incubator center statute

2008

-Modification of PTP statute and determination of President deputy for science and technology as the PTP board of trustees vice chairman

2010

-Issuance of decree for the real members of PTP board of trustees and holding the first meeting

-Ratification of PTP regulations by the board of trustees

2011

-Issuance of decree for PTP council members and holding the first session

2014

-Finalizing and utilizing 1st phase of PTP

2015

-Commencement of constructing 2nd phase of PTP

2015

-Settlement of the first company in 2nd phase of PTP