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Shahid Beheshti University hosts 1st Iran-Italy Science, Technology and Innovation Forum

Published: 2017/04/29 10:18 PM

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The first Iran-Italy Science, Technology and Innovation Forum was held at Shahid Beheshti University International Conference Center in April 19-20, 2017. It is the biggest European Meeting on internationalization of research and innovation systems as well as a platform for scientific, economic and cultural exchanges between Italy and Iran.

After the opening ceremony, Valeria Fedeli, the Italian Minister of Education University and Research, and Mohammad Farhadi, the Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology signed a joint declaration to improve and strengthen current Italy-Iran collaboration in the field of science and technology through the involvement of science and technological parks, clusters and fablabs.

Opening day was also featured by 8 thematic seminars including a session dedicated to innovation policies with the attendance of Vahid Amadi, the Iranian Deputy-Minister for Research and Technology, Valeria Fascione, Innovation, Startup and Internationalization Minister of Campania Region, and Guido Fabiani, the Development Counselor of the Lazio Region.  Topics of this session included energy, biomedicine, agro-food, environmental technologies and ICT with a specific focus on cultural heritage technologies, a strategic issue for two countries such as Iran and Italy, rich in historical, archaeological and cultural heritage.

During the Second day, several visits were made to the Iranian scientific and technological centers, including Shahid Beheshti University, Iran FabLab, Pardis Technology Park and Sharif University of Technology.

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