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Iran National Innovation Fund (INIF) Held "An Introduction to Iran Innovation Ecosystem and INIF Capacity in International Affairs" Workshop

Workshop on “An Introduction to Iran Innovation Ecosystem and INIF Capacity in International Affairs” was held in the presence of experts and managers of MFA Deputy for Economic Affairs in order to facilitate and develop international interactions and establish joint structures with international counterparts to support TBFs and international networking.

In this workshop, Yasser Arabnia, chief international affairs officer of INIF, emphasized the role of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in developing the export of Iranian Technology Based Firms (TBFs). "Ministry of Foreign Affairs is one of the influential departments which can increase global interactions of TBFs". We hope with the help of this MFA, Vice Presidency for Science and Technology and other actors in Iran's innovation ecosystem, effective steps will be taken for development of TBFs.

Rasoul Mohajer, MFA director general of economic diplomacy called this workshop the first meeting this year to familiarize the personnel of Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the capabilities of economic innovation ecosystem actors and stated, "This meeting was held with the aim of strengthening interaction with the economic sectors in the country”. Then he said, “We try to promote our knowledge in different aspects of economics including knowledge-based economy in both inside and outside of the country”.

He added, "We can help the growth of domestic economic organs according to our duty”. He then noted the close ties between Ministry of Foreign Affairs and country's innovation ecosystem actors. “By now in Iran we had an oil based economy which is going to be changed to an export-oriented economy and knowledge-based products. Therefore, our goal is to accompany and support INIF and other effective actors in innovation ecosystem in order to empower Iranian TBFs.

Sohrab Assa, INIF’s manager of international affairs, referring to the goals of increasing the interaction of the innovation ecosystem with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, mentioned, "The third wave of science, technology and innovation development in Iran is moving towards knowledge-based economy and its important action can be considered the continuous support of the actors of this ecosystem. “Familiarizing Ministry of Foreign Affairs experts’ with the concepts of innovation and technology is one of the goals of this meeting”. “We help you get acquainted with our concerns in developing innovation ecosystem”. Sohrab Assa also mentioned, “With the help of MFA, INIF international affairs management can facilitate international interactions. In this line, establishing joint structures with foreign counterparts can also support TBFs.