intl. network of laboratories cooperating with 7 countries


TEHRAN – Iran’s international laboratory network cooperates with 7 countries and 21 laboratories around the world, according to the vice presidency for science and technology.

The international laboratory network was established with the aim of presenting laboratory services to academic and industrial researchers around the world.

Improve the quality and quantity of high-tech laboratory services by standardizing laboratory activities; improving the knowledge of laboratory technicians by organizing training courses and exchanges of experience; and facilitating the access of industrial and university researchers to laboratory services are the assets of the network.

The international laboratory network provides laboratory services to academic and industrial researchers around the world. The laboratory maintains a variety of international collaborations and accommodates all forms of international collaboration in laboratory services, interlaboratory comparisons, training, standardization, refurbishment and other projects of mutual interest.

It introduced the capabilities of national laboratories in other countries by displaying 412 pieces of laboratory equipment.

Turkey, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mozambique are the countries which collaborate with Iran in the network.

Technological diplomacy

In January 2021, Sourena Sattari, vice president for science and technology, said the country plans to boost “technology diplomacy” by developing centers of innovation and technology in export target countries.

Knowledge-based companies are seriously collaborating with the Foreign Ministry to expand target markets, IRNA said, citing Sattari.

Currently, some 6,000 knowledge-based companies are active in the country, manufacturing various products to meet the needs of the domestic market while saving large amounts of foreign exchange.

The fields of aircraft maintenance, steel, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, oil and gas are among the sectors in which researchers from tech companies have engaged, resulting in reduced imports.

According to the head of the Association of Iranian Technical and Engineering Services Exporters, Bahman Salehi, the value of Iranian exports of technical and engineering services in the previous Iranian calendar year (ended March 20) was amounted to only 500 million dollars despite the great capabilities in this area.

Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, as well as developing African countries are the main target markets for the export of technical and engineering services.



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