IAU Science & Technology Park Links University and Industry

Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 15:56

The creation of science and technology parks as well as running knowledge-based firms could lead to the strong relationship between universities and industries, which will be the beginning point of Islamic Iran development.

According to an ISCA report, Islamic Azad University born by the Islamic revolution, which has gained many achievements in national and international arenas and definitely will be known as a prominent brand in higher education in near future.

Running IAU Science and Technology Park has been considered as a fundamental movement in linking universities and industries as well as developing companies and research affairs. Therefore, growing new technologies and expanding access to social networks, explosion of information technology, entrepreneurship development, technology-based start-ups, are considered as a modern revolution in the section of universities and industries.

In order to move toward the university’s main goals, developing research affairs and giving identities to knowledge-based enterprises, IAU Science and Technology Park was run, also presented its BusinessModel, to increase the wealth of its community by promoting the culture of innovation and the competitiveness of its associated businesses and knowledge-based institutions.

IAU Science and Technology parks aim at applying Islamic Azad Universities’ massive infrastructure in order to produce science, develop knowledge-based skills and knowledge-based economy because they can play an important role in technology development and are able to stimulate economic growth of the countries.

The unique economic model of IAU Science and Technology Park has been implemented for the first time. The model was designed in order to create an effective relationship between private sector and industry through considering different pillars of commercialization and technology transfer as well as presenting specialized services such as guidance, supervision, investment advisor in knowledge based companies.

In his interview with ISCA News Agency, the head of Qazvin IAU, Dr. Morteza Mousakhani stated that the missions of science and technology parks are supporting youths, knowledge-based enterprises and turning ideas into products.

He explained that the park is the only non-governmental park in the country which due to the university’s great potential, it needs to be equipped more. As he said, almost 900 technology units and knowledge-based enterprises located in 100 incubators all across the country.

The head of companies affairs located in IAU Science and Technology stated that free tuition programs has been considered as an important goal of the university, which the idea of running IAU science and technology parks was based on this reason.

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