These are some of the most important international projects that are being carried out continuously in the PTP.
Most of these projects have been proposed from the beginning by the headquarter members of PTP and then designed and then implemented:
Pardis Technology Park; Base for attracting Iranian expert and entrepreneurs expats
This base has always been one of the top bases in cooperation with Iranian experts and entrepreneurs abroad.
Over 250 cooperation requests have been submitted since the beginning of the plan (1394) among which 32 cooperation cases with Iranian experts and entrepreneurs abroad have been accepted in the following frameworks:
This type of support is related to establishing a start-up company, SME activity, an accelerator, technological services or being established in one of Pardis Technology Park branches.
The 200 million Tomans (gratuitous) support is given to the following people:
- Iranian specialists abroad with at least two years of experience in foreign technology companies as expert, consultant, R&D researcher or manager in one of the leading institutions, companies, science, technology, research and industry abroad and people who have experience in launching a business.
- PhD graduates from one of the top universities or research institutes with 1 to 150 ranking based on the evaluation system
Final-year PhD students of one of the top universities or research institutes with 1 to 50 ranking based on the evaluation system
Allocating half of the applicants' salaries on a monthly basis up to 6 million Tomans is the mentioned support in this sector.
Iranian specialists abroad must meet the conditions stipulated in the by-laws on cooperation with Iranian experts and entrepreneurs abroad.
The applicants’ resumes will be sent to the prominent and successful companies in Pardis Technology Park, so that after the agreement, the applicant will be accepted in one of the companies.
Iranian specialists abroad must meet the conditions stipulated in the by-laws on cooperation with Iranian experts and entrepreneurs abroad.
Allowance will be given for travelling and online speech will also be available.
The base has so far attracted 28 cooperation cases in the form of launching startup and technological companies.
The following table shows these companies success:
The terms and conditions mentioned in the text can be viewed and used in the following file:
To register and view the relevant information, follow the link below:
Those interested in obtaining more information can also contact Mr. Aslani :
D-8 Technology Transfer and Exchange Network
D-8 Technology Transfer and Exchange Network is an informative and transaction-enabled network to be set up among the Eight Developing Muslim Countries.
In the wake of holding the third meeting of industry ministers and the seventh meeting of senior experts of the D-8 in 1391 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the D8 Technology Transfer and Exchange Network (TTEN) proposal was presented by Pardis Technology Park and it was approved by the countries and finally the industry ministers of this group in the technology working group.
Based on the approval Pardis Technology Park as Iran's representative and as the secretariat of D8TTEN, has been responsible for providing the infrastructure for establishing this network, and while holding the first meeting of the high council (consisting of the D8 Secretary General, ambassadors of member states and representatives of eighth member countries, etc.) in 1392, in Tehran, the network officially started work and its portal (www.d8tten.org) was unveiled.
D8TTEN is an information and exchange network between Indonesia, Iran, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt, Malaysia and Nigeria, which is responsible for maintaining technology convergence and synergy between member states in the field of technology through capacity building and informing about achievements and needs of technology and organizing technology exchanges.
The document introduces the vision, goals, missions, duty descriptions, actions, programs and network organization for the destination countries.
Pardis Technology Park hopes that with D-8 Network success, it will be able to develop its activities among the Islamic countries that have the greatest potential for cooperation.
Creating the largest platform for technology transfer and exchanging knowledge-based products between the network's destinations aiming to develop technology exchanges.
- Creating, developing and reinforcing a network of technology partners among member states;
- Supporting technological cooperation between the member D-8 member states
- Creating opportunity, synergy and capacity building by the private and public sectors in various fields of technology;
- Preparing the ground and planning for developing technology market and technological products.
- Holding D8 High Council governmental representatives annually;
- Holding related business events in all fields;
- Holding workshops and related training courses for countries;
- Creating a comprehensive website for the network, including the latest news and showcasing the achievements of countries;
- Creating a comprehensive database of network contacts in countries;
- Creating a comprehensive database of the audiences
- Planning to provide financial and credit development facilities for technology transfer contracts;
- Maintaining contact with representatives and activists
- Following up appointment of government representatives from relevant (focal points);
- Communicating with associates through phone, email, social media and mail;
- Determining annual plans for each year;
- Formation of the D8-TTEN high council, control council and internal meetings of the Secretariat throughout the year;
- Informing focal points and network database audiences of the programs;
- Inviting individuals and legal entities from related countries to attend events;
- Planning and coordination for hosting and holding the D8-TTEN high council in the specified country;
- Planning and helping hold network business events (determining the host and the scope, inviting companies, etc.);
- Corresponding with D-8 and other related institutions regarding network activities;
- Planning to finance network activities each year;
D8-TTEN activities carried out by the secretariat in the past years are as follows:
- Initial presentation of the plan in the 4th meeting of the D-8 senior industry experts in Bali, Indonesia
- Presenting the revised plan in the 5th meeting of senior industry experts in Tehran
- Re-presentation of the plan at the 6th Summit of Senior Experts in Istanbul, Turkey
- Approving the proposal (D8 TTEN) at the third meeting of industry ministers in Dhaka, Bangladesh
- D8-TTEN briefing session for ambassadors of member states
- Holding the first meeting of the D8-TTEN High Council in Tehran
- The first brainstorming session on transfer of knowledge and expertise among the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation focusing on D8-TTEN in the presence of Islamic Development Bank, COMSTECH, Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), Presidential Center for Progress and Development and D8-TTEN Secretariat in Turkey.
- The second brainstorming session on transfer of knowledge and expertise among the member countries of the Organization of the Islamic Conference" focusing on D8-TTEN in the presence of Islamic Development Bank, COMSTECH, Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), Presidential Center for Progress and Development and D8-TTEN Secretariat in Iran
- Presence of eight technology owners from D-8 member countries in the Jeddah Innovation Exhibition on the sidelines of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Development Bank in line with brainstorming sessions to receive financial support from the Islamic Development Bank to transfer these technologies to OIC member states
- Holding the first meeting of the D8-TTEN advisory council in the presence of experts in the field of science and technology
- Preliminary measures to transfer Halal gelatin technology from Iran to Turkey
- Second meeting of the D8-TTEN supreme council in Nigeria
- Approving granting award for the best technology transfer between the D8 and OIC member states in the 2nd high council meeting
- Participating in the meeting of the technology cooperation working group of the 4th Meeting of industry ministers of the D-Eight Member States
- The 3rd high council of the D-8 TTEN in Malaysia
- International workshop on technology transfer for D-Eight member states
- Granting award for the best network technology transfer in 2015
- The Fourth D-8 TTEN high council and the first business-technology meeting in the field of biosimilar drugs
- The 1st Technology Investment Meeting (TIM) in Tehran
- The 2nd Technology Investment Meeting (TIM) in Tehran
Creating the opportunity to introduce the products and services to other member states and the possibility of showcasing their supply and demand by creating a supply and demand bank for technology and matching them for the supply and demand parties of technology through communication with D-8 TTEN secretariat.
Informing the D-8 TTEN latest news and activities and those of the member states in the field of technology and innovation
Creating a separate page to introduce each country and its capacities as well as its focal point contact information.
Meetings of the high council are held in the presence of member states for decision-making, presentation of solutions and policies for developing technological activities in the countries by the representatives of the governments.
During each event, a report on the activities of countries for technology development is presented to other countries and experiences and the latest developments are shared.
Meanwhile, each event has side events for technology companies from different countries.
The council consists of D-8 secretary general, president of Pardis Technology Park, Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Egypt, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), Innovation development office of the Indonesian Ministry of State for Research and Technology, Iran National Techmart, Malaysia Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation office for commercialization and technology transfer, National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), Pakistan Engineering Development Board and Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.
Launching and creating various mechanisms and events for developing product sales and technology exchange between member states, such as attending exhibitions, holding B2B meetings and other solutions by the secretariat and with the help of countries are on the agenda of the secretariat programs.
Granting award for the best network technology transfer among Islamic states, supporting the presence of countries in workshops approved by the secretariat, offering discounted stalls in technology exhibitions of countries and other issues for which planning will be possible.
The D8 TTEN was launched in Dhaka, Bangladesh, based on the approval of the third D-8 Ministerial Meeting of Industry, and its secretariat was established in Pardis Technology Park.
It is aimed at developing cooperation between member states in the field of technology exchange and attracting advanced technologies, as well as moving towards a knowledge-based economy.
Accordingly, the plan to grant "Technology Transfer Award" with the financial support of the Iranian Government Iran and with the help of Pardis Technology Park (D8 TTEN Secretariat), was approved by the members during the second meeting of the high council of the network in Nigeria in 2015 aiming to encourage D-8 member states to participate in the technology exchange process.
Based on the plan's regulations, the best technology transfer case between at least one of the D-8 member states and other Islamic countries will be granted an award worth $ 5,000 and a plaque of honor.
The vision of the award organizers is to establish further participation and interaction between technology companies in the Islamic countries, and we hope that by granting this award and increasing it in the future, we can influence the growth of technology transfer and technical knowledge among Muslim states.
The conditions for granting the award are as follows:
- A technology transfer agreement has been signed between the two parties
- One of the parties is from the D-8 countries and the second one is from the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) member states.
- The contract focuses on one of the methods of technology transfer and is not related to product sales.
Criteria for evaluation and granting award also include the capabilities of the technology supplier, contract value (financial volume), technology transfer process, technology transfer method and the rate of capital return for technology recipient.
In order to develop technology transfer and market of technological products, the issue of holding purposeful meetings was raised by the secretariat through determining the specific area required by countries and its implementation method and content and framework were designed.
The meetings are based on the fact that the necessary area is first determined by the host and the representative or focal point of the network in that country.
Then after confirming the generalities and details of the issue, companies and activists are invited to visit the host country to attend the business meeting and to negotiate with their analogous companies in other countries to achieve joint cooperation ground.
One of the tools for creating an understanding between technology transfer policy makers in D-8 member states is to hold a workshop aimed at strengthening the network secretariat and the country in general in international technology diplomacy, as well as identifying investment opportunities in the technology ecosystem.
Holding a workshop is based on the importance of promoting the following items:
- Promoting the knowledge of member states in the field of technology transfer and exchange and the way to facilitate it.
- Promoting the international status of Pardis Technology Park as a D8-TTEN secretariat
- Promoting Iran's position as an active country in science and technology and a member of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation
Iran National Techmart as the focal point of the Islamic Republic of Iran in D-8TTEN has put on its agenda holding an international technology transfer workshop as one of the articles of Iran's executive plan for 2016, by approving it in the third session of the high council, is on the agenda.
This workshop was held in the presence of professors from a capable French group and representatives of member states and a group of experts and activists in science and technology policy from Iran.
Thanks to the role of Pardis Technology Park in the scientific development of the country and its close relationship with knowledge-based companies and venture capitalists who are the audience of this project and on the other hand, the D8-TTEN secretariat management between the member states by Pardis Technology Park, holding an international meeting with the participation of international activists of risky funds was put on the agenda to define cooperation and synergy and the formation of strong networks of venture capitalists as part of the process of strengthening technology companies to transfer technology and to meet the needs of countries of their potential and actual capacity.
The first D-8 technology investment meeting was organized by Pardis Technology Park as the secretariat of D8-TTEN in 1396 and the second round of this meeting was held in February 1398 in Pardis Technology Park conference hall.
Technology Investment Meeting (TIM) is an opportunity to identify investors from member states and other Islamic countries in the first step to maintain synergy between activists, and then with the cooperation of funds and investment companies and entrepreneurs and innovative start-ups set a long-term goal of investing in innovative and technological designs.
In order to appreciate prominent scientists and provide the ground for scientific cooperation and development worldwide, the Mustafa Prize was established in 2012 as a symbol of scientific excellence at the international level.
The Mustafa Prize, a top science and technology award, is granted biennially to the top researchers and scientists of the Islamic world in four categories: “Life and Medical Science and Technology”, “Nanoscience and Nanotechnology”, “Information and Communication Science and Technology”, and “All areas of science and technology”.
The Prize is granted to works deemed to have improved the human life, have made tangible and cutting-edge innovations on the boundaries of science, or have presented new scientific methodology.
The laureates in each category will be awarded USD 500,000/- which is financed through the endowments made to the Prize. The laureates will also be adorned with a special Medal and a certificate.
The Mustafa (PBUH) Prize was established by Pardis Technology Park focusing on identifying and introducing the best of science and technology in the Islamic world, aiming to increase the level of cooperation and synergy, paving the way for the growth and prosperity of modern Islamic civilization and creating an atmosphere of cooperation and interaction between experts and scientists.
The introduction of the award is one of the important symbols of scientific excellence in the world. This award covers the fields of communication and information science and technology, biotechnology and medicine, nanotechnology and all fields of science and technology.
The Mustafa Prize was praised by the Ministers of science of the Islamic Countries in 1395 in the 15th General Assembly of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation for the promotion and cooperation of science and technology activities among the OIC member states (COMSTECH).
The Science Magazine has also termed this award as the Islamic Nobel.
- Information and communication science and technology
- Biology and medical science and technology
- Nanoscience and technology
- All fields of science and technology
- Selection and evaluation steps
- Steps for selecting and evaluating works:
Prestigious works submitted to the Prize Secretariat will be evaluated and judged in specialized scientific groups approved by the scientific working group, and the works qualified will be examined in the presence of prominent international scientists.
The top works will then be introduced to the Mustafa Prize policy making council for approval and then publicly announced.
Selected works should be both innovative and original and should have a significant impact on the welfare, security and health of humanity in the form of specific applications and tangible results, and expand the frontiers of knowledge.
The owner of the work should also have a good scientific and public reputation.
- Criteria for selection and evaluation
The Mustafa Prize (PBUH) secretariat considers the following items to select its winners:
- Significant characteristics of the work:
The assessment committee of the prize first evaluates the general features and qualifications of the “works” and then sends the selected ones to the scientific committee.
Submitted works should not have been awarded any other international prizes.
In the final step, a group of seven high-profile researchers and academics examine the works and select one according to the following criteria:
- Distinctive features of the work
The work should be notably innovative and outstanding; it should have specific applications and tangible results with reasons specified for its significance.
- Influence of the work
The work should have already resulted in advancing the frontiers of knowledge; it should also have had a great regional or global impact. Its results should have been published either in the form of a scientific theory or should have potential for production and wealth generation. Moreover, it should have a visible impact on the economy, culture, society, health, environment, and/or public welfare. The work should also have a share in addressing scientific and technological needs and solving social problems.
- Owner of the work
The owner of the work (nominee) should have a high scientific profile and good reputation. This manifests itself in the number and quality of his/her publications, innovations, patents, etc. The nominee should also have an innovative and holistic scientific spirit.
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Commemorating of the world Scientists and Technologists in the
Scientists’ Garden of Pardis Technology Park
The project of erecting busts of the world scientists and technologists in "Scientists’ Garden” at Pardis Technology Park (PTP) is a project aimed to value the efforts and endeavors made by the well-known scientists of Iran and the world. This project, which has been commenced in 2007, is under performance by the management of the park and in association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Based on this project, a monument will be made and dedicated to each scientist or researcher, either contemporary or in the past time, who has served the human beings with fruitful efforts in the field of knowledge, while has brought pride and honor for his country. The monument will be erected in the Scientists’ Garden in PTP and will unveil at the presence of the officials and scientists of the related field.
Since PTP is being visited by many national and international people, the atmosphere made by erecting those monuments can be very impressive and useful in terms of showing the respect and appreciation of I.R. of Iran towards knowledge-based and scientific endeavors, as well as attempt to establish sustainable close and friendly relationship with other countries, particularly in the area of science and technology.
To date, there are nearly 50 countries that have already introduced their national science heroes, twenty of which have expressed their willingness for building and dispatching the related busts. It can be forecasted that by the year 2020, PTP will be decorated by the monuments of the scientific elites from approximately 70 countries of the world.
The busts of Professor Hossein Mirshamsi (the father of Iran’s vaccine), Professor Joseph Taylor (the American winner of Nobel Prize in Physics in 1993), and Victor Ambartsumian (an Armenian prominent astrologist), are some of the erected busts in the Scientists’ Garden so far.
Pardis Technology Park is pleased to accept any offer for cooperation from local and international science and technology centers, as well as embassies of foreign countries, for introducing, sculpturing and erecting the monuments of the scientist in the "Scientists’ Garden”.
General objectives of the project
- To revere the inventors and innovators of science and technology from all around the world
- To build and deepen scientific and cultural relations between Iran and other nations
- To broaden the culture of science and technology advancement within the society and at global level
- Encourage and direct the youths to be innovative and creative in the world of science and technology
- To provide the grounds for science and technology exchange with other countries
- Develop collaboration with scientific centers and academia of other countries
About the Busts installed at the Park
Victor Humbur Tsumian
The first country to create the bust of a scientific figure and transfer it to the park was from Armenia. The Ministry of Culture of Armenia transferred the bust to Iran in 2007. This scientist is a physicist and astronomer and in 2008 UNESCO named Armenia after his name, introducing him as a scientific figure of Armenia
Dr. Hun believed this attempt is a significant step towards the transformation of the Park into a technology transfer hub and since 2009 was named the year of astronomy he admired the work for further cooperation.Dr. Nazarian: "The idea of Pardis Technology Park is admirable in that Iran has decided to overcome facing challenges and this beautiful Park is endeavoring to collect the global scientists together to be admired and to be shown to the world and to show that the problems of the world belong to all”
Seyed Hussain Mirshamsi
Father of vaccines in Iran, after graduating in the field of veterinary science from Tehran university in the years 1950-1951, he received his Ph.D. in the veterinary field from Alfred university affiliate to Paris university of veterinary. He also graduated from New York health Institute in the field of virology and from then on, he joined the London Medical Research Council taking part in a research work for producing vaccines for measles, polio, mumps, and pox. As representative of World health Organization, he was responsible for operating vaccine production line in different countries such as Jordan and Tunisia in the Middle East working in the biologic standardization committee affiliated to WHO
Professor Joseph Taylor
He is Professor of Physics and astronomy and Nobel Laureate in physics. In 1993 He has also has been awarded many other prizes and has serviced in many scientific committees and teams. He is also Deputy Head of a Team who has published a report on the "Astronomy and astrophysics in the new millennium” and its relation to the US priorities in Astronomy and astrophysics at national level in 2000- 2010 decade
Acharia Jagdish Jandra Bose
Jandra was graduated from Calcutta University, India and later continued in London University studying medicine. After some while, he abandoned his studies due to illness but continued his research in Cambridge with Lord Rilly the Nobel Laureate. He later returned to India and taught physics at Calcutta University. He developed a coherer device which was for radio waves. Moreover, he is renowned for his activities in radio invention and communication and biophysics. The World Association of Electronic and Electricity Engineers have named her as the pioneer of radio science. He is also known as the father of sci-fi in Bengal. He is the first from India peninsular to have acquired a US patent in 1904
Dr. Mohammad Gharib
Father of Pediatrics in Iran is among the first physicians who specialized as the pediatrician in Iran and was the founder of the modern pediatrician as well as the founder of a special hospital for children. In 1917 Dr. Gharib went to France to continue his studies in medicine and he returned home in 1928 working as a professor in Medical College of Tehran University. Later he opened pediatrician college and remained its chancellor for the rest of his life. He co-founded a pediatrician center with Dr. Hassan Ahari as the first ever children’s hospital in Iran which is one of the most important scientific attempts in his life. He was awarded the top medal for his highly valuable services and the first rank medal from Ministry of Education as well as the medal of Legion d’Honeur from the Government of France
Dr. Gholamhussein Mosaheb
The celebrated and distinguished Iranian mathematician was born in Tehran in 1911. His undergraduate studies in mathematics were conducted in Tehran and Paris (1928-31) and he obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics from CambridgeUniversity in 1948.
Three colossal and everlasting achievements of Dr. Mossaheb which keep his memory immortal are 1) Founding and editing the "Persian Encyclopedia”. This is the first Persian Encyclopedia written on the basis and methodology of internationally accepted norms (1955); 2) Founding and managing the "Mathematical Institute” at Daneshsarayeh Aali (1965). Many of the present professors of mathematics in Iran are the graduates of this Institute; 3) In his quest for the enrichment of the Persian language with scientific terms; he created with the collaboration of a group of noted scholars an extensive repository of scientific terminology in Persian.
Prof. Omar Yaghi
Jordanian Chemist and the 2015 Mustafa Prize Laureate
Omar M. Yaghi was born in Amman, Jordan on 09 February 1965. He received his formal training at theState University of New York-Albany (B.S. degree, 1985),University of Illinois-Urbana (Ph.D. degree, 1990), and Harvard University (NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, 1990-92).
Professor Yaghi is the James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley, and a Senior Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is the Founding Director of the Berkeley Global Science Institute and serves as the Co-Director of the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute as well as the California Research Alliance by BASF.
Prof. Yaghi was selected as the Mustafa Prize Laureate in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in 2015, for his outstanding work on "Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks”.
Omar Yaghi visited PTP on 24 December 2015.
Prof. Jackie Yi-Ru Ying
2015 Mustafa Prize Laureate in Bio Nanotechnology
She won the prize for her outstanding contributions to the " synthesis of well-designed advanced nanostructured materials and systems”, nanostructured biomaterials and miniaturized bio-systems of various interesting applications including the development of "stimuli-responsive polymeric nanoparticles” for diabetic patients.
Prof. Jackie Yi-Ru Ying won the prize for research she has made a major impact in the field of nanostructured materials through major breakthrough in the synthesis of nanoparticles, nanocomposites and nanoporous materials. She has created a nano tool box that is successfully applied towards drug delivery, cell and tissue engineering, biosensors and diagnostics, pharmaceuticals synthesis, green chemistry and energy.
Prof. M. Amin Shokrollahi
The 2017 Mustafa Prize Laureate in Information Theory
The 2017 Mustafa Prize in Information Theory was awarded to Prof. M. Amin Shokrollahi in recognition of his outstanding work on Communications: Raptor Codes. The world's most advanced forward error correction (FEC) code for data networks, Raptor codes invented by Shokrollahi in 2001, provide protection against packet loss by sending additional repair data used to reconstruct "erased" or "lost" data.
Over a period of 10 years, Prof. Shokrollahi designed and implemented various versions of his Raptor codes for many different information distribution applications including video streaming and delivery of data to mobile devices.
He paid visit to the Pardis Technology Park in 2017.
Prof. Sami Erol Gelenbe
The 2017 Mustafa Prize Laureate in Information and Communication Science and Technology
The 2017 Mustafa Prize in Information and Communication Science and Technology was awarded to Prof. Sami Erol Gelenbe for his pioneering research on "Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computer Systems.”
Sami Erol Gelenbe is a Turkish computer scientist, electronic engineer and applied mathematician who is a member of the Science Academy of Turkey (Bilim Academisi), and holds the "Dennis Gabor” professorship in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College, London. After a childhood spent in Istanbul and Alexandria (Egypt), he graduated from Ankara College in 1962 and the Middle East Technical University in 1966, winning the K.K. Clarke Research Award for work on "partial flux switching magnetic memory systems". He continued at Polytechnic University (now part of New York University), earning a master's degree and a PhD thesis on "Stochastic automata with structural restrictions”.
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