TEHRAN – Iran’s progress in the sector of the knowledge-based ecosystem is critical, Azra Fazal Pechuho, Health and Population Welfare Minister of Pakistan’s Sindh Province, has stated.

She made the remarks on the sidelines of the eleventh International Innovation and Technology Exhibition (INOTEX 2022), held on May 10-13 at Tehran’s Pardis Technology Park.

Referring to the achievements of Iranian knowledge-based firms, particularly in the sector of well being and medication, she introduced readiness to switch Iran’s achievements to Pakistan.

There are 13 science and know-how parks and 95 know-how development facilities in Iran working in the sector of well being. Iran has taken an vital step in cooperation and coordination for know-how switch between the eight Islamic international locations, she added.

Lauding Iran’s medical advances, she stated that Iranian knowledge-based firms might trade information and know-how with Pakistani knowledge-based teams.

INOTEX is Iran’s greatest know-how occasion and the forerunner in the area, bringing know-how and innovation consultants around the globe collectively to bridge the hole between innovators, buyers, and merchants. Held this yr with the theme of ‘innovation ecosystem under one roof’.

Health know-how improvement

Based on revolutionary indicators of well being know-how improvement in 2021, Iran was ranked sixtieth amongst 132 international locations, which exhibits an enchancment of 60 steps in comparison with 2014, the deputy well being minister for analysis and know-how, has introduced.

A complete of 1,670 knowledge-based companies are working in the well being sector, Younes Panahi stated in April.

He added that there are 13 science and know-how parks and 95 know-how development facilities in the sector of well being, whereas 343 technological merchandise have to date been licensed, and 335 innovations in medical sciences have been patented.

 Exporting technological merchandise

Exporting technological merchandise of Iranian knowledge-based firms is among the vital and key packages of the vice presidency for science and know-how, and in this regard, 5 homes of innovation and know-how had been inaugurated in Kenya, China, Russia, Syria, and Turkey.

It can be deliberate to ascertain two innovation facilities in Iraq and Armenia over the subsequent months. 

In December 2021, Marzieh Shaverdi, the supervisor of the Innovation and Prosperity Fund, stated Iran will launch manufacturing strains of knowledge-based merchandise in seven international locations, particularly Turkey, Armenia, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Syria, Iraq, and Kenya.

Knowledge-based firms

Today, the nation’s knowledge-based ecosystem accounts for greater than 3 % of GDP. And the determine is projected to succeed in 5 %, nevertheless, the principle aim is to step towards a ten % share in GDP, Sattari advised Fars on February 13.

The share of knowledge-based firms in the nation’s economic system has exceeded 9 quadrillion rials (about $34 billion), and since 2019, it has skilled a development of greater than 450 %, he said.

There are at present 6,263 knowledge-based firms working in the nation, providing superior services in varied fields of know-how to home and overseas markets, and a few of them have entered worldwide markets, Siavash Maleki, deputy head of the Fund, said.

The fields of plane upkeep, metal, prescription drugs, medical gear, oil, and gasoline are among the many sectors that researchers in know-how firms have engaged in, resulting in import discount.



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