Thursday 23 January 2020



The Vice President for Science and Technology Affairs:
The ecosystem for knowledge-based economy will be turned into the field for creative and innovative acts of women

The ecosystem for knowledge-based economy will be turned into the field for creative and innovative acts of women

According to the information center of national elites foundation,Sorena Sattari, the vice president for science and technology affairs, pointed out the increase of significant share of women in learning knowledge and technology during a meeting to sign an agreement between the Vice-Presidency for science and technology affairs and the vice presidency for family and women affairs: in the beginning of the Islamic revolution, about 23% of share of university entrance was allocated to women. Meanwhile, about 54% of students in the universities and higher education centers of the country are women.

Sattari continued: in addition, the significant role of Iranian women in field of engineering is one of the unique properties of Iranian creative human power, which has made a proper capacity for employment of women in knowledge-based and startup businesses.

The vice president for science and technology affairs mentioned the economic growth of the country due to the role-playing of a young and educated human resource, a significant part of which is women, as the new generation with efficient knowledge about their entrepreneurship, who aim to effect the economy of the country and create occupation without dependence on government employment. This important issue can provide the foundation for emergence of knowledge-based economy more than ever.

President of the knowledge-based economy, technology and science development headquarter talked about the necessity of creating models for young women of the country, so that they are motivated to enter the area of innovation and entrepreneurship, adding: entrepreneurship and practical patterns must be created based on cultural criteria of elites, especially for young women of the country.

Increase of Cooperation to Develop the Role of Women in Entrepreneurship and Technology

Masoumeh Ebtekar, deputy for family and women affair, expressed the importance of expansion of cooperation between the vice presidencies to effectively increase the role of women in the economy and entrepreneurship of the country, marking: this memorandum of understanding is a general roadmap, which provides the foundation for future plans in order to improve the situation of women in occupation and entrepreneurship in development of technology and social transformations.

Pointing out the fact that despite the high educational level of women in important fields, Ebtekar talked about the lack of proper occupation opportunities for these individuals based on their educational abilities, especially for female heads of household. In this regard, occupation is a necessity and the necessary infrastructures must be provided in the area of innovative business to create occupation for specific fields in the country.

In this meeting, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Vice-Presidency for science and technology affairs and vice presidency of family and women affairs in order to create synergy and use the actual and potential opportunities in the mentioned vice presidencies.

Publish date : 2018/03/13
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