A knowledge-based ecosystem solves environmental problems

TEHRAN – The Ministry of Environment (DOE) has decided to use the capabilities of knowledge-based enterprises to solve environmental problems, said DOE Chief Ali Salajeqeh.

So far, 437 knowledge-based companies active in the environmental field have been identified, he said, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

Companies have been divided according to their environmental expertise, such as waste, wildlife, pollution, etc. so that the capabilities can be used in all environmental areas, he said, adding that they have entered the operational phase and we are currently using domestic resources. production for environmental monitoring.

The leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has designated the current Iranian year (March 2022-March 2023) as “the year of production: based on knowledge and job creation”. Strengthening knowledge-based enterprises is on the agenda, raising hopes to reduce obstacles on the path to development.

Technologies protecting the environment

The use of digital and advanced technologies plays an effective role in protecting the environment, Salajeqeh said, noting that technologies in this field should be used in areas such as surveillance and monitoring, census and management. garbage.

The Iranian House of Innovation and Technology, as an exhibition venue for Iranian technologies, hosted 30 technological achievements in the field of environment.

Among the most important achievements are the elimination of unpleasant odors from sewage treatment plants, wastewater treatment, biodegradable polymers, disposal of hospital waste, electric and heat-generating microturbines, electric motorcycles, four-wheeled motorcycles, lithium batteries and wind turbines.

knowledge-based ecosystem

Over the past year, in order to achieve a resilient and knowledge-based economy, the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology has implemented a series of activities to further develop the innovation ecosystem and technology in the country.

The Vice Presidency for Science and Technology was founded in 2006 as one of the subsets of the government with the slogan of moving from an oil-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, aiming to increase the technological capabilities and innovation to generate wealth of knowledge and improve people’s quality of life.

Thus, more than 7,000 knowledge-based enterprises and 1,600 creative enterprises have so far been registered and started their activities.

The fields of biotechnology, agriculture, food industries, chemical technologies, aircraft maintenance, steel, gas, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and medicine, petroleum, electronics and telecommunications, information technology and computer software are some of the sectors in which researchers from technology companies work. .

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