EghtesadOnline: Efforts are on track in Iranian metropolises Tehran and Tabriz to expand tech centers offering workspace and financial support to local startups.
EghtesadOnline: Two Iranian startups specialized in sports will unveil their latest products during the 19th International Exhibition of Sports, Sporting Goods and Equipment (also called SPORTEX 2020) now underway at Tehran's International Fairground since Saturday.
EghtesadOnline: Around 50% of Iranian startups will most probably collapse due to the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact, Iran's ICT Guild Organization declared in a report.
EghtesadOnline: State-backed Iran National Innovation Fund is planning to loan 45 trillion rials ($277.7 million) to knowledge-based companies and tech firms in the current fiscal year (ending March 2021).
EghtesadOnline: In an effort to upgrade urban services via the internet of things, smart technologies and innovative ideas, Tehran Municipality is planning to tap into the potentials of local startups.
EghtesadOnline: An innovation center called Khayyam has been inaugurated in the holy city of Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi Province, to convert smart ideas into businesses and establish links between knowledge-based companies and industrial groups.
EghtesadOnline: A group of state institutions has launched an initiative to grant financial support to 100 startups per year to help them flourish.
EghtesadOnline: Iran's Vice Presidential Office for Science and Technology is planning to help startups and knowledge-based companies tap the market potentials of regional countries like Russia and Uzbekistan.
EghtesadOnline: Iran National Innovation Fund is to switch from conventional funding to venture capital investment for supporting fledgling startups and tech companies.
EghtesadOnline: Knowledge-based companies and startups in the Iranian technology ecosystem have set their sights on expanding their activities in the healthcare and medical sectors.