EghtesadOnline: A comprehensive training course named Internet of Things Boot Camp will be launched on July 18 for youngsters, university students and graduates.
The initiative is jointly organized by the Vice Presidential Office for Science and Technology, Iran's National Innovation Fund and Iran’s Internet of Things Research Center to promote IoT and its application in industries, the Public Relations Department of INIF reported.
As the common definition of Internet of things goes, IoT is the extension of Internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects. Embedded with electronics, Internet connectivity and other forms of hardware (such as sensors), these devices can communicate and interact with others over the Internet and can be remotely monitored.
In the courses, which are set to be held on the INIF premises, participants will receive professional training in the field and get the opportunity to conduct practical exercises and develop teamwork capabilities, according to Financial Tribune.
Participants will receive 140 hours of training conducted by experts and those who pass the course will receive a bilingual certificate.
Depending on the academic status of applicants, the course fees range from 20 to 63 million rials ($145-460).
Since IoT is an interdisciplinary field, no matter what the study major of participants is, they will learn to promote different industrial fields by applying smart solutions.
At the end of the training, individuals or teams that come up with startup ideas will be supported by the event organizers to develop their activities and commercialize their technological products or services.
Those willing to enroll for the courses may refer to Iotiran.com.
Iranian policymakers believe that commercializing smart services and products offered by homegrown tech firms and startups will reduce Iran's reliance on oil revenues.
That is why support for new startups and technology firms has been prioritized by President Hassan Rouhani since he began his first tenure in 2013.