Iran's Minister of Sciences in an open session of Parliament called knowledge-based companies as the source of a promising atmosphere for academic society.

Iran Press/Iran news: Iran's Minister of Sciences Mansour Gholami said on Tuesday that the development of knowledge-based companies has created an atmosphere of hope among the academics.

Iran's senior official also highlighted that supporting academics in their researches is necessary.

Minister of science also added that "everything should be arranged in such a way that the tax exemption would also be applied to the small technology units through parliamentary support."

"The executive bodies should pay attention to the knowledge-based companies", stressed Gholami.

"The best support the knowledge-based companies could receive is that their products would be protected in the market so that the entry of the similar non-Iranian products into the market would be limited or even banned", highlighted Gholami. 

Iran's Minister of Sciences made the remark that the exports of the products made by the knowledge-based companies also should be expected.

Also Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari said that over 6,000 startups and 4,700 knowledge-based companies are active in the country.

He referred that the newest generation of entrepreneurs are under 30 years old, adding, "98% of drug production is done domestically and in knowledge-based companies."

Sattari also stated that the parliament has considered a good budget for knowledge-based companies in the coming year.

In this regard, Iran's head of Knowledge-Based Companies and Institutions Mohammad Sahebkar Khorasani  said, "Currently, 4,700 knowledge-based companies are operating in Iran that can help achieve a non-oil economy."

Khorasani reiterated that following the guidance of Iran's Leader regarding the components of the resistive economy, a new movement has begun to support knowledge-based corporations.

"Oil-free economy, avoiding unrefined oil sale, combating sanctions and managing various industries with innovative technology are among the achievements of the knowledge-based companies," he added. 

Also in this subject, Asadollah Abbasi, a member of the parliament's presiding board, told reporters that the main topic of today's parliament session was to remove the barriers of knowledge-based companies.

Abbasi noted, "The only way to get rid of oil dependency is to establish and develop innovative companies."

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