Tehran, Moscow Discuss Closer Scientific Cooperation

Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari and head of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeev have agreed to expand Tehran-Moscow collaborations in science and technology. Areas of further sci-tech cooperation, including cutting-edge pharmaceutical technologies, were discussed in an online meeting between the Iranian and Russian officials. “The two countries enjoy wide-ranging and deep-rooted relations on the diplomatic front, and they need to have similar ties in the areas of science and technology as well,” said the Iranian official. He noted Tehran-Moscow scientific and technological cooperation has gained momentum in recent years, and that the two sides are also running joint ventures as well. Sattari then touched upon the potentialities of Iranian knowledge-based companies and research centres in the area of vaccine development and production of medications, adding the two sides can also launch joint projects to produce a vaccine for coronavirus. The head of the Russian Academy of Sciences, in turn, underscored that the academy stands ready to work closely with Iran in the area of science and technology. He said the two sides can cooperate in the domains of biotechnology, minerals and the ecology of the Caspian Sea as well as the production of medicines. He suggested the two countries set up a working group to sort out priorities and define projects accordingly. Sergeev also invited Sattari to attend a meeting of scientists of five Caspian Sea littoral states in a bid to set the stage for closer scientific cooperation between Iran and Russia. Subscribe

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Tehran an ‘Innovative’ City with Innovative Ideas: VP

A senior Iranian official says the idea of an “innovative city” can help tap into the existing potentialities to further boost innovative practices. Sorena Sattari, the vice president for science and technology, has referred to Tehran as an innovative city, adding the innovation network in Tehran has been established in a bid to increase synergy among those contributing to the innovation and technology ecosystem of the capital. “Enjoying extraordinary potential in the domain of innovative ideas, Tehran is a breeding ground for the creation of innovation networks,” he said. “An innovative city is a city where the municipality acts as a great business accelerator and sets the stage for maturity and commercialization of innovative ideas,” he said. “The Tehran Municipality has a large market that can be a basis for creating opportunities and added value from urban needs by startup ecosystem activists,” he said. He emphasized that urban services should be provided by the private sector and combined with innovation. “The government should lay the groundwork for the private sector to provide ,” he noted.“The municipality can have a managerial and supervisory role and receive a part of urban revenues from this activity,” he said. Subscribe Facebook Twitter ReddIt Pinterest WhatsApp Viber VK Email Telegram Print LINE The IFP Editorial Staff is composed of dozens of skilled journalists, news-writers, and analysts whose works are edited and published by experienced editors specialized in Iran News. The editor of each IFP Service is responsible for the report published by the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website, and can be contacted through the ways mentioned in the "IFP Editorial Staff" section.

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