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Startups are growing and increasing their impact on the economy ever so fast. In this article we will present barriers that Iranian startups face on their path towards success.
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.
The Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) announced its plans to initiate its own startup accelerator. An estimated 40 accelerators are now actively engaged in the startup scene of Iran.