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  • The first specialized exhibition of science-based companies

    The first specialized exhibition of science-based companies is being held on August 3rd through the 6th, 2017, at the permanent site of specialized exhibition of Tehran municipality (Boostan-e goftogoo)

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017
  • Knowledge-Based Companies applied for tax exemption shall be vigilant

    Newly-Established Knowledge-Based Companies,which are eager to benefit tax exemption whoseKnowledge-Base Licensewas approvedprior to March 19, 2017, shall be watchful within the next days.

     

    Sunday, June 25, 2017
  • Two-day Conference of biological evolution at Tehran University

    The school of biology of Tehran University is holding a two-day conference about the concept and theory of evolution (analyzed from various angles), on May 16th and 17th, 2017.

    Saturday, May 20, 2017
  • Edmantech Lab fermenter is designed and produced based on the leading Manufacturers .

    it is Suitable for Cell Culture & Microbial Applications.Using the components relevant pharmaceutical grade and FDA compliant make it a reliable system and easy to use.

    Saturday, March 4, 2017
  • Transfer of human pentavalent vaccine technology to the country

    Deputy Director International Affairs & Global Trade Development of the Razi institute reported of a agreement letter regarding the exchange of human vaccines technology between Iran and India.

    Saturday, June 18, 2016
  • The roadmap of bio-technology and science-based expansion program is compiled

    The head of the bio-technology expansion unit of the scientific deputy said:  With the aim of reaching grand objectives in national bio-technology, the roadmap of bio-technology and science-based expansion is compiled.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016
  • Designation of 200 million dollars from the national development treasury for supporting science-bas

    The Islamic parliament approved the withdrawal of the rial equivalent of 200 million dollars from the National Development Treasury for supporting private and cooperative science-based companies.

    Monday, April 11, 2016
  • Exhibition of equipment made in Iran in April

    The fourth exhibition of equipment made in Iran will be held April 24th to 27th, 2016, at the Tehran International Exhibition.  Science-based companies will be present.

    Sunday, April 10, 2016
  • America and Japan broke the monopoly in the production of "ultracentrifugation" by Iran

    Deputy Chairman of Razi said technology development, design and manufacture of high speed centrifugation (ultracentrifugation) that is used in the production of vaccines and drugs is on the agenda of Razi Institute.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016
  • The first national festival and international congress of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    The first national festival and international congress of stem cell sciences and technologyand regenerative medicine will be held May 19th, through May 21st, 2016, in Tehran.

    Sunday, March 6, 2016
  • Familiarity with the Incubator

    Definition of Incubator

    Incubator is one of the tools for economic growth which are established to support entrepreneurs, and to provide grounds for establishing new companies by presenting public facilities. Nowadays benefiting from incubators is considered as one of the accepted means of converting scientific and investigative innovations and achievements into the products ready for market and developing entrepreneurship. Today, there are more than 3000 incubators all over the world that most of them are in USA and Japan. The word “incubator” refers to a device which provides required heat for hatching chickens. This word also refers to a device which supply heat for survival of premature infants after childbirth. In entrepreneurship literature, incubators are the centers which are developed to launch or create small businesses.

    Incubators are the innovation-based plans and consisted of small management personnel. These centers have commonly owned physical premises and facilities.

     

    Background

    The first incubator was established in 1959 in New York. In that year, Joseph Mansco, who was an American businessman purchased a great old building to first repair it and then rent it; but he realized that the building is too much big for just one tenant to handle its expenses. Thus, he decided to rent it to several tenants to make more profit of it. After one year, Mansco had 20 to 30 tenants who rented approximately ten thousand square meters of the complex area. This center is already active and is recognized as “Batavia Industrial Center”, and thousand people are working in it.

     

    Incubators’ Idea in Iran

    The first idea was proposed in 1992 which was in fact about Science & Technology Towns and Isfahan Scientific & Technological Town (already running) and Kavosh Town which is affiliated to Ministry of Industries & Mines. In that year, incubators were not suggested, and in 1997, this idea was offered and the first incubator was executed in 1999 in Isfahan Scientific & Technological Town, and this town started to admit cores and technological companies. And this issue received more attention in 2001, and the first step was certification of Incubators and Science & Technology Parks Development on March 08, 2003 by State Higher Education Development Council. In line with this procedure, an agreement with incubators was issued in 2003.

     

    Types of Incubators

    Industrial Incubators: These centers are mostly established by governmental foundations or non-profit centers to support employers.

    Academic Incubators: These centers are established to facilitate commercial application of technical knowledge and intellectual ownership rights, and to make use of academic facilities such as laboratory, workshop and library. Meanwhile, the said centers could provide opportunity to make use of specialized comments and consultation of faculty members of universities.

    Virtual Incubators: These centers has no particular physical premises and present facilities other than administrative spaces.

    International Incubators: Generally these types of centers has a complete set of supporting services for development of commercial activities and mostly focus on export. These center are connected to universities, domestic and international investors. One of the unique specifications of this group is creating a network of incubators in its relevant zone.

     

    Objectives:

    Major objectives of incubators may be classified as follows:

    • Assisting to attract more academic trainees and graduates in job market and developing job
    • Creating units of small and medium-sized technical and specialized industries which could stay competitive in job market.
    • Renovating, transferring technology and making use of new scientific discoveries.
    • Increasing efficiency of potential workforce and optimum application of such huge national wealth
    • Besides these goals, incubators seek other objectives: local economic growth, economic and investment variety, assisting women, immigrants or minorities

     

    Duties:

    • Providing required ground for commercializing scientific-research investigations
    • Making entrepreneurship setting and supporting young researchers
    • Assisting local and knowledge-based economic prosperity
    • Providing required area for growth and development of small and medium-sized knowledge-based and technological units
    • Supplying space, amenities and financial facilities to commercialize research and technological achievements
    • Financial and intellectual supports of the units established in incubator
    • Presenting educational and consulting active services necessary for units in line with commercializing new ideas
    • Evaluating and inspecting activities of technological units to materialize essential ideas
    • Marketing and selling technological products
    • Creating dynamic and synergetic environment to offer various services for scientific and commercial growth of technological units established in the Center
    • Supplying legal supports required for the established units to facilitate commercializing process