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Pakistan’s Deputy Minister of Science and Technology visits ISTT with fellow Colleagues

Fazal Abbas Maken, Pakistan’s Federal Secretary of the Ministry of Science & Technology, Retired Lieutenant General Naweed Zaman, Rector of National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) and Dr. Raheel Qamar, Rector of COMSATS Institute of Information & Technology visited ISTT on their exploratory tour of Iran’s science and technology ecosystem on Thursday, 27th of July, 2017.

2017/08/01

ISTT holds the 13th National Sheikh Bahai Technopreneurship Festival with the Attendance of Iran’s Minister of Science

This year as is customary with Isfahan Science and Technology Town (ISTT) to annually organize a national technopreneurship festival, the 13th Sheikh Bahai National Technopreneurship Festival was held from the 27th to the 28th of April, 2017at Isfahan City Center Complex.

2017/05/01

IRIS Signs MOU with ECOSF during its International Training Workshop

Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubator & Science Park Development (IRIS) - under the auspices of UNESCO organized a training workshop with the support and cooperation of Isfahan Science & Technology Town (ISTT) and in collaboration with the International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation also under the Auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC), and the Economic Cooperation Organization’s (ECO) Science Foundation (ECOSF). IASP’s West Asian and North African Division (WANA) also contributed to the workshop.

2017/04/30

UNESCO Leads a Delegation of Ambassadors to IRIS and ISTT

Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubator and Science Park Development (IRIS) in cooperation with the Tehran Cluster Office of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), organized a two day exploratory visit to Isfahan and IRIS for a number of foreign ambassadors and representatives stationed in Iran.

2017/03/11

President of ECOSF Visits IRIS

The President of the Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF), Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro visited Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubator and Science Park Development under the auspices of UNESCO (IRIS) on the 9th of January, 2017.

2017/01/10

IRIS Organized a Workshop on “Commercialization and Transfer of Technology”

Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubator and Science Park Development (IRIS) organized a training workshop on the 25th of December, 2016.

2016/12/26

The Scientific Advisor to the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba visited ISTT

In continuation of the official visit to the Republic of Cuba, by the Iranian authorities and the vast capacity for collaborations between Iran and Cuba in the field of science and technology, a high ranking envoy consisting of Fidel Angel Castro Diaz – Balart, Scientific Advisor to the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba and the Vice-President of the Cuban Academy of Sciences, Jose Raul Castro Smirnov, and Ariel Mariano Felipe Gomez, experts in the field of Nano-Technology traveled to Iran.

2016/11/19

The IASP Annual International Conference is to come to ISTT in 2018

We are happy to announce that during the last general assembly of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP), it was decided that the IASP international conference for 2018 will be hosted in Isfahan, at Isfahan Science and Technology Town (ISTT).

2016/09/24

ISTT’s Director of International Affairs was Selected as an International Board Member of IASP

The director of Isfahan Science and Technology Town’s International and Scientific Cooperation department, Mozhgan Yazdianpour was selected to become a board member of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, during the 2016 IASP world conference.

2016/09/23

IRIS Organized an Orientation Tour to the Bremen Region of Germany

In continuation to the visit made to Isfahan Science and Technology Town (ISTT) and Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubator and Science Park Development under the auspices of UNESCO (IRIS), by a delegation of business men and women from the Bremen region of Germany in February 2016...

2016/08/20

The Iranian Deputy for International Affairs and Technological Exchange visited ISTT

Dr. Ali Morteza Birang, the deputy for international affairs and technological exchange of the Vice Presidency of Science and Technology visited Isfahan Science and Technology Town on the 9th of August 2016. Upon his arrival at ISTT he first attended a meeting with its management team.

2016/08/10

Omani Chamber of Commerce delegates visited ISTT and IRIS

A small delegation from the Omani Chamber of Commerce of the Al Batinah province visited Isfahan Science and Technology Town on the 28th of July, 2016. This visit followed the establishment of close ties between the Innovation Park of Muscat (IPM) and Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubator and Science Park Development (IRIS), and also in continuation of an orientation tour of the sultanate of Oman for a delegation of Iranian companies settled at ISTT.

2016/07/31

Visit of a group of Iranian Ambassadors to ISTT and IRIS

On Friday 22nd of July 2016, a delegation of Iranian ambassadors residing outside of Iran came to visit Isfahan Science and Technology Town. The principle reason behind the visit was to familiarize the ambassadors with the main activities of the town, its parks and incubators, and UNESCO category II Center.

2016/07/23

IRIS organized a workshop on “Developing the Capabilities for Internationalization”

Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubator and Science Park Development (IRIS), organized a Training workshop with the title of “Developing the Capabilities for Internationalization” in collaboration with Reddal Consultancy Group. The workshop which was an initial result of the negotiations between IRIS and Finland’s Reddal, was held in Isfahan Science and Technology Town from the 10th to the 11th of July, 2016.

2016/07/16

IRIS Organized a Training Workshop on Marketing of Research Results

In line with its mission on training and technical assistance, IRIS organized a training workshop on ‘’Marketing of High-Tech Products’’ with the cooperation of ISTT on May 26th, 2016.

2016/06/21

IRIS Organized a Training workshop on Technology Portfolio Planning

A half day workshop held in Isfahan Science and Technology Town ( ISTT ) on 28th May on ‘’ Technology Portfolio Planning’’ by Dr. Oliver Yu, president and CEO of STARS Group and also consulting associate professor of Stanford University.

2016/06/23

Dr. Soroush Alimoradi, former Secretary General of the Sheikh Baha’i Festival passed away.

Soroush Alimoradi, ISTT’s former Secretary General of the National Sheikh Baha’i Technopreneurship Festival, and the former Director of ISTT’s ICT Incubation Center passed away last Wednesday morning, 15th of June 2016 at the age of 56. He died after a heroic battle with cancer.

2016/06/19

The Renewal of UNESCO’s Category II Center (IRIS) at ISTT

Isfahan Science and Technology Town (ISTT) celebrated the renewal of the agreement with UNESCO for the continuation of activities at Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubators and Science Parks Development (IRIS) under the auspices of UNESCO.

2016/05/15

The Eighth Governing Board Meeting of IRIS

On May 12th 2016, the eighth governing board meeting of Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubators and Science Park Development (IRIS) convened in Isfahan’s Abbasi hotel with the attendance of a number of its international members. The members of the annual governing board meeting of IRIS which focuses on the main achievements and objectives of the regional center, came together to discuss the present accomplishments and the future plans they have for the center.

2016/05/15

IRIS and ISTIC jointly held a workshop on “Technopreneurship in Developing Countries”

Isfahan Science and Technology Town’s category II center under the auspices of UNESCO, better known as Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubators and Science Parks Development (IRIS) together with the cooperation of Malaysia’s category II center under the auspices of UNESCO, which is better known as the International Science...

2016/05/14

Visit of the Bremen delegation to ISTT and IRIS

A delegation from the Bremen region of Germany entered Iran for a period of 6 days from the 20th to the 26th of February 2016. The delegation consisted of officials and business men from a wide range of industries indigenous to the Bremen region including Automobile manufacturing, aerospace and aviation, food and beverage, luxury products, renewable energy, life sciences, logistics and shipping.

2016/02/29

A half day Seminar

A half day Seminar with the title: Raising Capital for Your Business Explore Effective Options & Craft A Successful Strategy

2016/02/07

IRIS and ISTIC to jointly hold a Training workshop in ISTT

Isfahan regional center for technology incubators and science park development (IRIS) together with the cooperation of International Science, Technology and Innovation centre for the South- South Cooperation (ISTIC) have organized a training seminar on the subject Technopreneurship in developing countries.

2016/02/06

Visit of the Finnish delegation to IRIS & ISTT

A finish delegation of 12 top level representatives including Mr. Matti Anttonen, under Secretary of State at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, and also H.E. Mr. Harri Kämäräinen, Ambassador of Finland in Tehran, visited Isfahan Science and Technology Town on the 28th of October 2015.

2015/10/31

Visit of the Baden-Württemberg delegation to IRIS

A German delegation of the Baden-Württemberg region headed by the Deputy Minister President and the Minister of Finance and Economics of the state of Baden-Württemberg...

2015/09/09

Visit of Reddal international to IRIS

The representative of the Reddal Company in finland visited ISTT and IRIS on the 2nd of Sep 2015. During this meeting and after a short presentation about ISTT and its international efforts in IRIS, many issues and ways of cooperation were discussed.

2015/09/03

A workshop was held in ISTT on introducing The SteinBeis Foundation.

A German group of two officials visited ISTT for two days. On the first day, a workshop was held in ISTT on the subject of SteinBeis Foundation of Germany with the cooperation of IRIS (Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubators and Science Parks Development under Auspices of UNESCO) and the presence of West Asia and North Africa (WANA) Division of IASP President, Dr. Karimian Eghbal...

2015/08/12

UNESCO evaluates IRIS performance during five years of its operations

Isfahan regional center for technology incubators and science parks development (IRIS) has been under the auspice of UNESCO since 2010. This periodic agreement with Isfahan Science and Technology Town (ISTT), was initially extended for 6 years and its continuation was subjected to further performance evaluations and inspections at the end of its duration...

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IRIS joins Natural Sciences Category 2 Centres and Chairs of UNESCO in Malaysia

Advisor to Isfahan Science & Technology Town (ISTT) President and representative of IRIS, Dr. Hasan Khakbaz, participated at the UNESCO Regional Workshop on “Promoting Interaction and Knowledge Exchange between UNESCO Natural Sciences related Centers and Chairs in Asia and the Pacific” held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 26-27 May 2015.

2015/05/30

Madam Flavia Schlegel visited IRIS and ISTT

Madam Flavia Schlegel, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, visited Isfahan Science & Technology Town (ISTT) and Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubators & Science Parks Development, under the auspices of UNESCO (IRIS) on May 20, 2015. During the visit, UNESCO ADG for Natural Sciences was briefed on the activities of IRIS and ISTT.

2015/05/20

UNESCO category II Center in Isfahan (IRIS) and ISTT organized a training workshop on Science & Technology Parks and Incubators Development in Oman

Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubators and Science Parks Development, under the auspices of UNESCO (IRIS) with the cooperation of Isfahan Science & Technology Town (ISTT) and IASP WANA Division organized...

2015/03/10

President Rouhani visited ISTT and IRIS

Dr. Hassan Rouhani, honorable president of Iran, visited Isfahan Science & Technology Town (ISTT) and Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubators & Science Parks Development, under the auspices of UNESCO (IRIS) through his visit to Isfahan province on February 5th, 2015. President Rouhani that was accompanied by several cabinet members was briefed on the activities of ISTT, IRIS and the latest technologies of some knowledge-based companies settled in ISTT.

2015/02/05

CSTEC and ISTT signed MOU on Technology Exchange and Cooperation

Isfahan Science and Technology Town (ISTT) and China Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC) signed a memorandum of understanding to promote cooperation and technical exchange between China and Iran. Read more

2014/12/07

The New Director of IRIS was appointed by the Chairperson of IRIS

Dr. Mohammad Javad Omidi was appointed as the Director of Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubators and Science Parks Development, under the auspices of UNESCO(IRIS) by Dr. Ahmadi, Chairperson of IRIS and Deputy Minister of Science, Research & Technology of Iran (MSRT)...Read more

2014/05/07

The New Chairperson of IRIS was appointed

Dr. Vahid Ahmadi was appointed as the new Chairperson of Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubators and Science Parks Development, under the auspices of UNESCO (IRIS) by Dr. Reza Faraji Dana, Minister of Science, Research & Technology (MSRT)... Read more

2014/05/07

UNESCO Director General, Irina Bokova visited ISTT & IRIS

H. E. Madam Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, visited Isfahan Science & Technology Town (ISTT) and Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubators & Science Parks Development, under the auspices of UNESCO (IRIS) through her visit to Isfahan on April 28th, 2014. Read more

2014/04/30

Managing Director of Abuja Technology Village (ATV) sent a letter to Iran Minister of Science, Research & Technology (SRT)

Yabani Huawa, Managing Director of Abuja Technology Village (ATV), sent a letter to Iran Minister of Science, Research & Technology (SRT) and mentioned about the recent successful workshop in Nigeria with the cooperation of ISTT on 12th-13th of February. Read more

2014/03/15

IRIS of UNESCO and ISTT organized a training workshop on Science & Technology Parks and Incubators Development in Nigeria

Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubators and Science Parks Development, under the auspices of UNESCO (IRIS) with the cooperation of Isfahan Science & TechnologybTown (ISTT) organized a training workshop on Science & Technology Parks and Incubators Development on 12th and 13th of February 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria.With regard to UNESCO emphasis and IRIS objectives on capacity building, technical assistance and training activities; and with respect to the successful experience of ISTT in establishing and managing science parks and incubators, IRIS with the cooperation of ISTT embarked on organizing a training workshop on the management of a technology business incubator and a science park in Abuja, Nigeria. The workshop was requested and hosted by “Abuja Technology Village FZ Co.”. Read more

2014/03/15

Scinece and Technology Parks Management (Global Thinking) Training Workshop-Malaysia

Isfahan Regional Centre for Technology Incubators and Science Parks Development (IRIS), under the auspices of UNESCO, the Isfahan Science & Technology Town (ISTT) and Malaysian Industrial-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) organized a training workshop on "Science & Technology Parks Management (Global Thinking)" in 8th to 9th November 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The two-day joint training workshop was aimed at promoting and strengthening the international network of high-tech clusters, thus preparing the ground for development of technology incubators and science parks in the region and to facilitate the international relations among science parks and incubators with their counterparts in the region. Read more

2012/11/19

Training Workshop IX on Principles of Managing Science & Technology Parks

Training Workshop IX on Principles of Managing Science & Technology Parks June 15, 2011 Isfahan- IRAN Organized by ISTT, IRIS, MSRT & IASP WA Division Read more

2011/08/08

Organizing two training Workshops in second Round

The second round of IRIS's training workshops was held in February 2011 with the attendance of international experts and some 50 participants. Read more

2011/04/10

Training Workshops

The first rounds of the training workshops of IRIS were held at the same time with ISTT's 6th Sheikh Bahai Technopreneurship festival with the attendance of international instructors from Japan, Germany and Korea. The 3 workshops were held in the non-competition section of the festival that aimed at fostering the culture of technopreneurship and increasing the skills and promoting the industry managers, managers of incubators and academics in Abbasi Hotel in Isfahan on May 13th to 15th, 2010. Read more

2011/04/10

Designing and developing the logo of the center

The logo has been inspired by UNESCO logo. With regard to the identity of the center which is a category 2 center of UNESCO and located and hosted by ISTT, the logo was designed in a form which is a combination of UNESCO logo and ISTT logo as follow. Meanwhile it is a symbol of development and innovation flourishing and it embeds a cultural relation with the counties in the region. Read more

2011/04/10

Official inauguration ceremony

The official inauguration ceremony of the center was held in May 22nd , 2010 with the attendance of Dr. Lidia Brito, the Director of Science Policy & Sustainable Development of UNESCO; Dr. Yoslan Nur, Senior Program Specialist in science Policy & Sustainable Development of UNESCO; and the international experts: Prof. Deog- Seong Oh, from S. Korea; Prof. Yasuo Miyakawa from Japan; and Prof. Eberhard Becker from Germany; also the ambassadors and representatives of ECO countries in Iran and high ranking provincial and government authorities. The ceremony officially started with the speech by Dr. Brito and followed by the inauguration of the secretariat of the center. Read more

2011/04/09

About IRIS

Isfahan Regional Center for Technology Incubators and Science Park Development was established in Isfahan in May 2010 according to an agreement between Islamic Republic of Iran and UNESCO. Isfahan Science and Technology Town (ISTT) is the host for this regional center.

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