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1- Vice- Presidency for Science and Technology


1- Promote national prominence, wealth generation and increase life quality of the nation through technology and innovation development

2- Promote national innovation system and fulfilling its relevant aspects

3- Develop knowledge - based economy through coordination, synergy and collaboration between different organs

4- Promote link between knowledge with industry and society through facilitation of supply and demand exchange in technology and innovation areas

5- Commercialization of technology achievements and development of knowledge –based companies

6- Develop strategic technologies and national priorities and science diplomacy development

7- Develop international relations in the field of science, technology and innovation as well as scientific and technological diplomacy

Major duties

1- Planning coordination in the national innovation system in order to achieve knowledge – based economy

2- Coordination and synergy among national development plans and micro scale policies for science and technology development

3- Policy making and planning for funding in the science and technology development at national level

4- Targeting, leadership and development of functional, demand-based research and assist to commercialize their results

5- Technology development, improve commercialization trend and support knowledge based companies and engineering companies

6- Support R&D activities and promote technology management in knowledge based companies

7- Future-looking and detection of technology, development of information centers and creating tech markets

8-Support and improve innovative, scientific and technology backbone of the country

9- Promote technology entrepreneurship and improve business and directing national capital for producing knowledge-based products and services

10- Develop Venture Capital mechanisms and financing knowledge-based economy

11- Help promote intellectual property system and standardization in science, technology and innovation

12- Help promote media activities and dissemination of science and technology

13- Support establishment of private machineries for production and development of export commodities and knowledge based services

14- Undertake measures to develop priorities in science and technology existing in the scientific road map at national level

15- Lead strategic technology initiatives and centers dealing with knowledge, industry and market

16- Support penetration of advanced technologies in the existing industries and conduct micro scale technology and innovation projects for overcoming requirements at national level

17- Demand incentive, marketing and guaranteeing market for national products and export of commodities and knowledge- based services

18- Develop science and technology diplomacy and international communication and development of foreign investment in knowledge based projects , guiding human and financial capital of Iranians living abroad and development of international networking on science and technology in particular in the Muslim world and collaboration in this regard

19- Trigger international opportunities in order to develop technology in particular, for identifying and having access to newly emerged technologies through relevant coordination

20-Develop identifying, attraction, transfer and dissemination process for technology at national level and coordination in this regard with relevant organizations


2- Center for Progress and Development of Iran (CPDI)


The Center for Progress and Development (CPDI) of Iran Presidency has been established in 1984 with the aim of providing scientific and industrial consultations for policy-making centers and administrative organizations of the country. Regarding the role of technology as an important factor in economic growth and development of the country, CPDI is focused on the new technologies and knowledge-based economy.


In addition to improving its previous activities, CPDI plays a significant role in realization of the Resistive Economy agenda in various areas through following approaches:


-International Technological and Innovative Cooperation

-National Technological and Innovative Challenges

-Emerging and disruptive Technologies



3- IRAN National Innovation Fund

Innovation fund was established to provide financial supports for knowledge-based companies and to commercialize innovations and inventions.

The activity of the fund is defined as:

1- Estimation of the financial resources needed and to maintain them through governmental support, annual budget, financial assistance, investment profit and interest fee, income gained from investment and deposit of funds and other resources in line with the objectives of the fund.

2- Receive any form of facilities and attracting participation from banks and financial institutes

3- Examine the financial status of knowledge-based companies in order to offer those grants

4- Offer financial services to knowledge - based companies in the form of grants and subsidies and short term and long term loans and providing surety bond direct and indirect services

5- Venture capital in the commercialization stage of projects and knowledge- based activities in the form of direct and indirect assistance and grants

6- Identify and choose brokerage network for offering services and facilities supported by the fund

7- Financial assistance and support institutions that support commercialization of technology products and innovation and services to empower these companies

8- Participation in policy makings and determining priorities and regulations related to fund’s goals that helpsynergize supports at national level

9- Monitor the various stages of funds allocations offered to companies

10 - Collaboration with domestic and foreign institutions

11- Optimum management of resources to protect the value of the fund

12- Conduct all forms of activities that meet the goal of the fund

13- Other financial support based on the agreements made by the board of trustees

Presidential Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation

Iranian Presidential Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation (CITC) started its activities decades before, with the aim of providing scientific and industrial consultations to the policy makers. CITC promote international technological cooperation with other nations. Viewing the role of Technology in economic growth and welfare, this center supports the development of the new technologies aiming to promote knowledge-based economy

Main activities

- Participation in Technology Policy making

- Establishing Technology analysis network

- Establishing Technology related institutions

- Optimization of Innovation development process and its efficiency

- Promotion of international technology cooperation


- Commercialization and export of knowledge –based products

-Implementing technology – diplomacy aiming to develop technology export opportunities, and presenting Technology achievements



4-National Elites Foundation

The aim of this foundation is to plan and work for identifying, guidance as well as moral and material support to elites, absorbing and protecting them and to engage them in science and technology development of the country in order to gain a better status for the country in terms of science, technology and economy within the region based on the 2025 vision.

The tasks of the foundation are

1- Policymaking and planning

a) Offering material and moral support to the elites of the country

b) Identifying leadership and supporting elites in order to promote science generation

c) Explore, absorb and develop talents and supporting those with eligible scientific qualities

d) Support elites who are ready for conducting research and entrepreneurial activities

2- Coordination among organizations related to elites in order to have more supervision on the activities for better implementation of the adopted policies and programs

3- Help provide needed facilities for easy access of elites to global research and technology transfer into the country in line with the aim of developing the scientific status of the country

4- Help elites to take part in scientific conferences inside and abroad

5- Create a global network for Iranian elites inside and those living abroad

The foundation has an independent entity and is only under supervision of the President of the country based on the statutes. The head of the foundation is the Vice- President.

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5-Iran Nanotechnology Innovation Council (INIC)


Iran has recognized the significance of nanotechnology like other pioneering countries and started its activities in line with development of the technology. In this regard and as first step, a Study Committee for Nanotechnology in Iran began its activities in 2001 and finally Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) was established in the country in 2003.

The INIC is tasked with determining the general policies for the development of nanotechnology in the country and pursuing the case with implementation of the policies.

Iran’s success in achieving a proper place among 15 countries which are advanced in nanotechnology and making attempt to promote the position in a bid to develop Iran’s economy are the main missions of the INIC.

Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council is seeking to pave the ground for activity of the private sector and production of wealth within the society through adopting outlook, providing facilities, creating market and removing the existing problems.

INIC tasks:

• Approving goals, strategies, macro-scale policies and national initiatives for development of the nanotechnology in the country.

• Description of the general tasks for governmental bodies and determination of missions for each sector and make coordination among them within the framework of a long term national plan.

• Supreme supervision in realization of goals and programs.





6-Trade Promotion Organization of IRAN (TPO)


TPOs functions including; promotion, facilitation, information, and administration, provide support for the business community. The three core functions of trade policy, trade promotion, and trade facilitation will provide support to build productive capacities, upgrade industrial and agro-technologies, and expand exports and markets. In pursuit of those objectives and in view of the leading role of TPOs in preparing new policies and providing supporting facilities needed to develop a comprehensive infrastructure for the foreign trade, the Export Promotion Center of Iran (EPCI) with nearly four decades of hands-on experience in promoting the Non-Oil Export was restructured in 2004 and took up its new mandate as"Iran Trade Promotion Organization”.





7-Organization for Investment Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran

The OIETAI was founded in June 1975 to conduct and perform a host of activities which, before its establishment, were delegated to different government agencies. The activities mandated to the OIETAI have all an external nature with global international affairs. It ranges from investment to financing as well as from bilateral to regional and international relations.

The president of the Organization is ex-officio the Deputy Minister for Investments and International Affairs of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance. The Organization performs its duties in accordance with its statutes and such other legislation governing foreign investment in Iran, Iranian investments abroad, external financing whether extending loans and credits to other countries as well as borrowings from international sources, coordinating and expanding relations with other countries and regional, as well as international economic and financial institutions and agencies.


The Organization is legally empowered to represent the central investment promotion authority of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran by providing legal protection and full security to foreign investments by way of facilitating the flow of capital into the country under the new Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPPA) ratified in May 2002.


The General Directorate for Foreign Investments within the Organization is responsible to receive all investment applications as well as issuance of license, conduct of affairs and safeguard all rights and entitlements of foreign investors in approved investment projects, and also to serve the investors by way of assisting, coordinating and facilitating all issues pertaining to their investments throughout the licensing process and ever after.

Being the investment authority, the Organization is also responsible for all transfers and repatriation affairs of the foreign investments as well as all arrangements and conduct of negotiations related to the bilateral and multilateral agreements for the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments ( BITs ) with other governments and international organizations. At present 47 BIT agreements have been signed with most of the European, South-East Asian, and neighboring countries as well as countries of the Middle East, and North and South Africa, notwithstanding the current negotiations underway with a large number of countries in the globe.


8-Center for innovation and technology cooperation(CITC)

The center for innovation and technology cooperation (CITC) has been established in 1984 with the aim of providing scientific and industrial consultations for policy-making centers and administrative organizations of the country. Regarding the role of technology as an important factor in economic growth and development of the country, CITC is focused on the new technologies and knowledge-based economy.


In addition to improving its previous activities, CITC plays a significant role in realization of the Resistive Economy agenda in various areas through following approaches:

- Strengthening the resistive and knowledge-based economy;

- Tracking the future issues;

- Exchanging and developing technology;

- Development of international science and technology cooperation and technology diplomacy;

- Participation in science and technology policy-making;

- Developing entrepreneurship and improving knowledge-based business climate.


9-National Researchers Fund

This fund has an independent entity located in the IRI Presidency office.

The aim of this fund is to offer financial support to Iranian researchers, legal or individual, inside or outside the country (priority goes to Iranian researchers) in order to flourish research activities for the benefit of science and technology development.

The fund supports those types of research projects which are to overcome the needs of the country. The specialized committees of the fund are bound to support those types of research activities that cover a range of different areas compatible with time and advantage. The fund endeavors to develop intellectual property and commercialization of the research results and to reduce research and development gaps and bridge the gap between the industry and science in a scientific and correct way.

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Other State-run organizations

Beside some organizations that mention before, other state-run organizations supports and provide facilities in different stages of establishment, development and support of knowledge-based companies that include:

  • ·Ministry of Petroleum
  • ·National Iranian Oil Company
  • ·National Iranian Gas Company
  • ·Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Org.
  • ·Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran
  • ·Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance
  • ·Electronic Support Fund for Research and Development
  • ·Iran Foreign Investment Company (IFIC)
  • ·Information and Communication Technology Ministry
  • ·National Iranian Productivity Organization (NIPO)
  • ·Shahr Investment Company
  • ·Tose'e Ta'avon Bank
  • ·Iran Insurance Company
  • ·Eghtesad Novin Bank·
  • Tejarat Bank