agreement, which aligns with the policies set forth by the Supreme Leader's
directives to support and grow the knowledge-based economy in the country
through significant contributions by large corporations, as well as the goals
of the 13th administration to develop capacities, promote collaboration, and
achieve a knowledge-based economy, was signed during an afternoon ceremony on Monday,
September 18, at the Aryasasol Polymer booth at the 17th IranPlast
Mohammad Javad Sadri-Mehr, Assistant to the Scientific, Technological, and
Knowledge-Based Economy Deputy of the Presidency, recounted the extensive
efforts made by this department in supporting knowledge-based companies. He
stated, "The Scientific, Technological, and Knowledge-Based Economy Deputy
of the Presidency has undertaken extensive initiatives to support the
10,000-member ecosystem of knowledge-based companies and is currently engaged
in various other projects."
also highlighted collaboration with petrochemical companies, saying, "In
the field of localization of parts and domestic manufacturing, we have
undertaken numerous activities in collaboration with the country's
Sadri-Mehr emphasized, "In terms of creating and sharing knowledge among
petrochemical companies, we have established numerous platforms for cooperation
with innovation and technology centers, and some are currently in
also noted the establishment of a risk-taking investment fund with the
participation of the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) with
a capital of over 10 billion tomans.
the fact that many knowledge-based companies had not been able to provide their
cutting-edge technology to the country's petrochemical industry due to a lack
of capital and high risk. Therefore, the Scientific, Technological, and
Knowledge-Based Economy Deputy of the Presidency is striving to bridge the gap
between these companies and the value-creating petrochemical industry.
also spoke about the creation of a co-innovation model for companies to enhance
connections between knowledge-based companies in the downstream sector and the
petrochemical industry, stating, "The operationalization of this model and
the introduction of new technologies will lead to a reduction in raw material
sales in this industry. Additionally, the Scientific, Technological, and
Knowledge-Based Economy Deputy of the Presidency ensures the quality and quantity
of technology used by petrochemical companies."
Production of New Polymer Grades on Aryasasol's Agenda
Heydarzadeh, the CEO of Aryasasol Polymer, pointed out the company's
capabilities in innovation and technology, saying, "Last year, relying on
our company's capabilities in this field and in cooperation with the
Scientific, Technological, and Knowledge-Based Economy Deputy of the
Presidency, we successfully developed and registered the LEC1969 polymer grade
as one of the country's essential needs."
expressed his gratitude for the support provided by the Scientific,
Technological, and Knowledge-Based Economy Deputy of the Presidency, stating,
"With the production of this grade, a significant portion of the country's
needs is met, making Iran self-sufficient in this product."
The CEO of
Aryasasol Polymer emphasized the company's pioneering role in the field of
innovation and knowledge-based activities, welcoming the country's available
capacities in this regard.
declared, "The result of signing this agreement will undoubtedly lead to
the production of new polymer grades in the country." He added, "Last
year, for the first time, we produced the strategic polymer grade LEC1969 in
the country, preventing an annual outflow of $20 million in foreign
He noted that
Iran is one of the world's three countries holding the strategic polymer grade
LEC1969 and said, "With the collaboration of the Scientific,
Technological, and Knowledge-Based Economy Deputy of the Presidency, we are
currently preparing the groundwork for the domestic production of several other
new grades, and good news in this regard will be announced soon."
Based on this
report, the establishment of a platform for the development of an innovation
and technology ecosystem related to the knowledge-based sectors of the oil,
gas, petrochemicals, and downstream industries, with a focus on creating and
developing a specialized innovation center for the oil, gas, petrochemicals,
and downstream industries, promoting projects and innovative ideas in this
specialized industry, identifying the strategic and macroeconomic needs of the
country in the oil, gas, petrochemicals, and downstream industries, and
developing the value chain in this industry using the capacities of technology
and knowledge-based companies, and utilizing the capabilities specified in the
Innovation Development Act in the innovation ecosystem and creating technology
and knowledge-based nuclei for the petrochemical industry are among the commitments
of the two parties in signing this agreement.