The 5th Technology Investment Meeting (TIM 2023) will be held in Tehran Pardis Technology Park on February 27-28.
TIM2023 is an international event with the aim of attracting capital to accelerate knowledge-based companies and startups, and also attract investors from member countries of the “D-8”, the group of eight Islamic developing countries.
In addition to D-8 members: Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nigeria and Malaysia, there will be participants from countries such as Syria, China, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Russia at the event.
We tried to hold the TIM2023 differently with participation of other countries outside the D-8 group. Therefore; we can help eight developing countries to make further progress in the fields of technology.
One of our goals is to create joint investments. Delegations from China and Egypt will participate virtually. MOUs worth $15 million are expected to be signed this year. We aim to improve the economic cooperation of developing Islamic countries, strengthen their influence in the world markets and establish their dialogue with developed countries.
In this event, Ruhollah Dehghani, Vice President of Science, Technology and Knowledge-Based Economy, stated that in recent years, our country has also focused on the topic of scientific and technological authority in the region and has achieved good results. If these successes want to be effective in the international aspects, they should take place between countries with common approaches and interests, scientific and technological cooperation, exchange of experience and joint investments. He also added that we hope that at the end of this event, we will witness the conclusion of joint contracts between the technology sector of Iran and the technology sector of the D-8 member countries.
The head of the National Elites Foundation, stating that today the most important and valuable strength of Iran's achievement is knowledge and technology, added: knowledge and technology can be a good axis for expanding cooperation with countries of region and the world. We pursue joint programs with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which are followed by the Center of International Science and Technology Interactions. We are trying to enhance cooperation with neighboring and friendly countries focusing on technology and knowledge-based economy.