Leader: I will do my best to remove obstacles in the way of young people's scientific progress
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution visited the exhibition of knowledge-based enterprises and Advanced Technologies—called Made in Iran—held in the Hussainiyeh of Imam Khomeini (RH).
Iran Press/ Iran news: According to Iran Press, during this two-hour visit on Tuesday morning, 8 October 2019, while visiting 30 different booths of knowledge-based companies and discussing various issues with scholars and technology experts, Ayatollah Khamenei was informed about the Iranian experts and youth's scientific and technological achievements and patented projects.
Among the displayed achievements of these enterprises were domestically developed high-tech medical systems in cancer diagnosis, haemodialysis, robot and neural prosthetic surgery, laboratory equipment, vaccines and advanced medication products, as well as jet engines and aerial engine designs and manufacturing, power control systems, oil and gas catalysts, deep water reconnaissance and drilling services, construction of steel tanks and equipment, advanced optical systems, scanners, measurement, cutting, simulation and processors, manufacturing industrial freeze dryers and video games.
During the visit, the Vice President for Science and Technology, Sorena Sattari, presented a report on the approaches and plans of his department for the transition from an oil-based economy to a knowledge-based economy and said: "With the authorization from the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, the National Development Fund has provided excellent support to the country's scientific sector, which increased the quality and speed of various scientific and knowledge-based projects to make the economy of the country resilient and to counter [US-imposed] sanctions.
Referring to a plan on creating innovation zones adjacent to top universities and science centres, the Vice President for Science and Technology stressed that Iran is the largest innovation community in West Asia, and added: "There are now more than 4500 knowledge-based enterprises, with 900 thousand billion Rials of income, which have created 300,000 jobs directly.