Iran enjoying fastest growth in innovation
Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari announced on Tuesday that Iran's jump to 65th place from the 132th in the innovation ranking marks the fastest growth rate in the world.
Sattari made the remark on the sidelines of his visit to the Science and Technology Park of West Azerbaijan Province on Tuesday, hailing the 67 spot jump in the world ranking in the past 4 years.
He added that Iran’s innovation ranking has improved from 132th to 65th place in the past four years, promising that the ranking would continue to improve in the coming years.
Sattari maintained that Iran is ranked 15th in producing scientific papers, and is among top ten countries in many branches of modern science, such as nanotechnology.
He also added that the country is home to over 3,600 knowledge-based companies, and the number is ever increasing.
According to him, the value of products sold by the knowledge-based companies amounted to over 14-billion-dollar last year.