EghtesadOnline: Iran’s Information and Communications Ministry unveiled its long-awaited Startup Action Plan late Wednesday, which aims to create 68,000 jobs and give a boost to local tech firms.
EghtesadOnline: Startups and tech firms active in space science gathered for a three-day event in Tehran on July 7 to review challenges and opportunities in the field.
EghtesadOnline: To develop Tehran’s subway network, a multilateral contract has been signed to involve domestic knowledge-based companies in the production of rolling stock.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian knowledge-based companies will participate in International Telecommunications Union's Telecom World 2019 exhibition (known as ITU Telecom World 2019) taking place on Sept. 9-12 in Budapest, Hungary's capital.
EghtesadOnline: The Iranian government is granting financial aid and loans to startups and tech firms to accelerate their growth.
EghtesadOnline: Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari says compared to other sectors, the recent volatility in the forex market has had a “slight” impact on knowledge-based firms. But businesses argue that the economic headwinds have led to a significant decline in demand for services, and when paired with increased overhead, have put companies under the cosh.
EghtesadOnline: In the current Iranian year which started in March, Iranian financial institutions have set aside about 50 trillion rials ($1.19 billion) to be invested in knowledge-based firms.
EghtesadOnline: Participating in Iran-Europe Cooperation Conference in Brussels, Iran's Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari promoted the country's startup ecosystem with the aim of fostering relations between the European Union and local firms.
EghtesadOnline: Major technology companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter are urging Congress to support a plan for the U.S. government to cede control of the internet's technical management to the global community, they said in a joint letter dated on Tuesday.