Dehghani Firouzabadi: The role of creative industries and soft technologies should be defined in line with knowledge-based companies.
In a meeting with the secretary and managers of the soft technologies and creative industries development headquarters, the acting vice president of science and technology said about the need to pay attention to the strategic and key role of soft technologies and creative industries, while defining a position for creative industries in line with knowledge-based companies.
Ruhollah Dehghani Firouzabadi, acting vice president of science and technology, emphasizing the importance of soft technologies and creative industries in the country's economy, employment and authority, and said: based on definitions, being based on complex technology and innovative effectiveness is knowledge-based and the knowledge-based product should be effective in the authority and economy of the country. In a period, the focus was only on products with basic technology and technological complexity, but today the field of soft technologies and creative industries has found its strategic role and position in the development of economies. Paying attention to cultural and soft innovations is a necessity in the knowledge-based economy, and creative industries should therefore be given serious attention.
Referring to the manifestation of humanities and art in various dimensions of soft technologies and creative industries, he mentioned: in various fields of creative industries such as handicrafts, cultural heritage, tourism, publishing, games, animation, content production, social innovations and many sectors, we are witnessing the role of humanities and art.
Dehghani Firouzabadi, while appreciating the activities carried out in the soft technologies and creative industries development headquarters, stated that the fields of humanities and arts play a prominent role in soft technology and creative industries, and continued: In the field of creative industries, in the sectors that are possible complex and special technology is not among them, but an effect of creativity can be seen, which is mainly the role of humanities and art in this bold and key field.
Referring to the role of creative industries and soft technologies in the development of knowledge-based economy, he said: Most of the world's economies are driven by soft technologies and creative industries, and a significant share of the gross domestic product of developed countries is allocated to the field. If we are looking for the realization of a knowledge-based economy and a resistance economy, we should look for market-oriented development of soft technologies and creative industries, because in many developed countries, these creative industries and soft technologies are the center and basis of progress and gross national product.
The Acting Vice President of Science and Technology stated that Humanities and Arts in the form of soft technologies and creative industries are not only luxury areas but also play a strategic role in the economy and create wealth, and emphasized: the field of soft technologies and creative industries has value and status. It is a strategy equal to knowledge-based companies, and for the field of creative industries, a position aligned with knowledge-based companies should be defined and implemented, and I will do this.
Emphasizing on focusing on the quality and content of knowledge-based and creative companies as a leader and vanguard in the field of knowledge-based economy, he said: with a macro-view approach, companies that are unique and leading other companies in the field of creative industries should be defined, and besides these companies, dozens of companies and hundreds of production products and a network of creative and cultural industries should be formed. Society's expectation from the ecosystem of creative and cultural industries is transformational and effective innovations in the economy, employment and the context of society's life.
Developing the ecosystem of soft technologies and creative industries
At the beginning of this meeting, Parviz Karami, the secretary of the soft technologies and creative industries development headquarters, presented a report on the activities of the headquarters, the formation of 95 creative and innovation houses and the creation of a coherent network of these houses to support and guide creative companies.
Referring to the role of these houses in the development of the market and the development of Made in Iran creative products, Parviz Karami said that it is necessary to pay special attention to this area in the growth and strengthening of creative companies.
Referring to the formation of 1800 creative companies and their strong presence in the knowledge-based economy, Parviz Karami said about the implementation of the National Soft and Cultural Technologies Development Document and continued: and institution building, in line with the promotion and implementation of the knowledge-based production leap law, which is a key and vital for the growth and development of companies in the field of soft technologies and the development of creative industries.
Communication and Information Center in the Vice Presidency of Science and Technology