A Feature on Asia-Pacific Innovation Forum (APIF)

The first edition of the Asia-Pacific Innovation Forum (APIF) was held in the Iranian capital of Tehran earlier this week by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Iranian Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology.

The forum was attended by top officials from dozens of countries, and was held at the Iran International Conference Centre in Tehran.

The eighth edition of the International Innovation and Technology Exhibition (INOTEX) was also held on the sidelines of the APIF in Tehran.

The four-day event was held by Iran’s Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology at the Tehran International Fairground.

For a brief review of Iran’s achievements in various fields of science and technology, check the book “Science and Technology in Iran: A Brief Review – 2019

Iran is home to 4,400 knowledge-based companies, 364 innovative firms and 80 innovation centres, making it one of the most influential countries in the world in the field of nanotechnology.

The existence of 45 sci-tech parks, 190 development centres, 80 innovation centres and 30 risk funds has turned Iran into a role model for other countries in the region and across the world.

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