Iran, Aus­tria to de­velop au­to­mo­tive parts tech­nol­ogy

Com­mit­tee set up to reg­u­late startup fi­nanc­ing

Iran Daily - - Domestic Economy -

Iran signed a con­tract with Aus­tria on co­op­er­a­tion in the de­vel­op­ment of au­to­mo­tive parts tech­nol­ogy, a se­nior trade of­fi­cial said.

“The con­tract was signed be­tween East Azarbai­jan Science and Tech­nol­ogy Park (EASTP) and Aus­trian In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy,” said Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary of the Supreme Coun­cil for Science, Re­search and Tech­nol­ogy Mostafa Kazemi on Mon­day, re­ported Fars News Agency.

Not­ing that the con­tract en­tails co­op­er­a­tion in the de­vel­op­ment of au­to­mo­tive parts tech­nol­ogy, he said, “The first phase of the project kicked off about three months ago at Rab-e Rashidi Science and Tech­nol­ogy Park in Tabriz.”

Kazemi stated that fol­low­ing the co­op­er­a­tion on au­to­mo­tive parts, the two sides will sign con­tracts on de­vel­op­ing air­craft and he­li­copter parts.

Ira­nian au­to­mo­tive parts man­u­fac­tur­ers will ex­change knowl­edge with the Aus­trian side in a joint work­shop, the, he said.

Tech­nol­ogy trans­fer, co­op­er­a­tion on man­u­fac­tur­ing and de­vel­op­ment of the pro­duc­tion line are other fields of co­op­er­a­tion en­vis­aged in the con­tract.

A train­ing work­shop be­tween Ira­nian and Euro­pean parts man­u­fac­tur­ers is sched­uled to be held in Aus­tria by De­cem­ber. Min­istry of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy has set up a spe­cial com­mit­tee to reg­u­late the fi­nan­cial sys­tem of star­tups, said CIT min­is­ter.

Mo­ham­mad Javad Azari Jahromi said the min­istries of cul­ture, fi­nance, as well as the Cen­tral Bank of Iran are in­volved in the process to de­vise a good model for star­tups, re­ported Trend News Agency.

“We do not have the nec­es­sary mech­a­nism to de­velop startup busi­nesses. There are prob­lems that should be fixed,” the min­is­ter said, putting spe­cial em­pha­sis on the lengthy process of reg­is­ter­ing startup com­pa­nies.

In the mean­time, he noted, the In­tranet (a na­tion­wide net­work un­der de­vel­op­ment in Iran) has the re­quired phys­i­cal grounds to sort things out with re­gard to star­tups.

He said that CIT min­istry has al­ready con­ducted a study on the ecosys­tem that the na­tional net­work pro­vides for star­tups, adding the re­port will be pub­lished for the pub­lic to use.

Mo­ham­mad Javad Azari IRNA


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