In the two previous articles on the UNCTAD report on Iran’s standing in science, technology and innovation we summarized the main findings of the report regarding Iran’s human resource base and infrastructure. In the final article we will present a general image of Iran’s STI landscape and discuss actions which Iran can take to further accelerate the transition.
In the first part of our article on the UNCTAD report on Iran, we mentioned that on the path towards a knowledge-based economy Iran has developed a strong educated human resource base. In this part we will illustrate other aspects of the progress which Iran has made towards achieving this goal.
A report recently published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) revealed that Iran has made significant progress towards a knowledge-based economy, powered by science and innovation. However, the report indicates that certain measures should be taken to fully harness the potential of the country.
There are 25 thousand Iranian online shops which have received their eNAMAD certificates up until May 2017. The revenue of these online shops is accounted for more than 18 billion dollars (70 thousand billion Tomans) only in the past year.
We all heard the news about Dara Khosrowshahi who became the CEO of Uber in the past couple of days. But who else can be named as a successful Iranian entrepreneur in Silicon Valley? Here is the list of these people.