8th Intl. Iran Nano 2015 Festival kicks off

TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) – The 8th International Iran Nano 2015 Festival began on Mon. at Tehran International Permanent Fairground with the participation of 160 Iranian and international companies, universities and research centers.

Active institutes are participating in the 8th International Nanotechnology Festival in forms of promotional organizations, including Nano Students Club, specialized bookshop, academic associations and educational companies, scientific centers, parks and incubators, while industrial companies are present in the seven categories of equipment manufacturers, water and environment, health and hygiene, building and paint, nanomaterials, textile, industries and polymer.

Consultative and service providing companies as well as technology service providers and international companies are attending the festival which will continue until 8 October 2015.

A stall is allocated to innovative projects in the festival just like the previous three years. The jury has selected 31 top projects, and the stall presents prototypes that are beyond laboratorial level and have succeeded in the acquirement of Nano Scale certificate to attract investors.

There are specific programs to invite ambassadors of various countries and representatives of companies to visit the exhibition. According to the Secretary General of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council, the meetings and visits of ambassadors will be a beginning to initiate cooperation in the field of research and technology transfer from Iran to other countries, and the investment of the foreign capital holders in the Iranian market.

The opening ceremony of Iran Nano 2015 festival was attended by Iran’s VP for Science and Technology Affairs Sorena Sattari, head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi, first deputy speaker of the Parliament Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabi Fard and the Secretary General of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council Dr. Saeid Sarkar.

By Mehr News Agency