Special export support for knowledge-based businesses

TEHRAN – The Vice Presidency for Science and Technology will provide special support to facilitate the export of knowledge-based enterprises with quality products over the next 6 months.

Due to the necessity of Iran’s presence in global technology markets and the high capacity of creative and knowledge-based enterprises, the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology stepped in to open the way to global market presence, Mehdi Ghaleh-Noei, a vice president official, said.

To this end, it has developed and implemented programs, policies and support programs related to export development, he said, noting that planning to attract foreign investment, elicit participation of Iranians in overseas and connecting national capacities to the global market are among the actions undertaken in this regard.

Last year (March 2020-March 2021), knowledge-based companies generated around $ 800 million in revenue through exporting. One of the upcoming programs on the road to exporting knowledge-based products is the specialization of supporting knowledge-based companies that are in the international supply chain, which is done by assessing the ability to export and product compatible with the world market thanks to WTO data. , explained Ghaleh-Noei.

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 around $ 800 million in export revenue, and next year (March 21) it appears to be as high as $ 2 billion. dollars.

Africa, neighboring countries, Southeast Asia and Eurasia are our export priorities, and we hope to create Iranian innovation and technology in all these areas, he added.

Iranian knowledge-based companies

The Innovation and Prosperity Fund affiliated with the Vice Presidency of Science and Technology has earmarked 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 some of the areas that researchers from tech companies have engaged in, resulting in reduced imports.


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