Iran's Minister of Science delivering speech to Parliament
knowledge-based companies, herald of promising atmosphere for academics: Minister
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'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."