Science and Technology Attachment Panel Discussion of “the First Conference on Governance and Public Policy” was held under the chairmanship of Dr. Bagheri Moghaddam, NRISP Deputy of Research and Technology on the 4th of Jan., 2018 at IRIB International Conference Center.

At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Bagheri Moghaddam welcomed the conference participants and stated; the attachment of technology depends on the development of science and technology in the Country. The technology attachment was one of the bottlenecks that was not considered, and this led to the separation of the path to the development of science and technology from the development of the industry. We have an industry development pathway that carries out its tasks and provides the needed technologies from the outside world, and in the country there is another path known as the path of development of science, technology and innovation which is done in the universities and research centers, and these two paths are completely separate. It seems that technology attachment is likely to interconnect these two rings, and this element would be able to express its true meaning in the development of science and technology in our country.

He added; the technology attachment which was approved by the Steering Headquarter of Implementing the Country's Comprehensive Science Map in 2016 could be defined as follows: local capabilities, technology transfer and promotion of knowledge, skills, technical and managerial capabilities of the country as well as the development of related hardware and software that should be considered in the contracts with foreign companies.

Dr Naser Bagheri Moghadam explained: in order to achieve the goals of the technology attachment, some cases according to the terms of the project should be included in the provisions of the contracts including:

  • Assignment of work to Iranian companies with the cooperation of foreign companies (design knowledge transfer and management of design / product);
  •  Maximum use of Iranian human resources in implementation of projects and promotion of specialized knowledge and manpower skills;
  • Transferring technology to domestic companies and maximizing the local supply of materials needed for the projects and their implementation;
  • Export-centered cooperation between the domestic and foreign companies and the entry of Iranian companies into the international supply chain of foreign companies;
  • Participation in knowledge-based entrepreneurship development activities;
  • Joint research and development with the licensed science, research, and knowledge based companies.

The Conference was continued with the explanations of Dr. Mehdi Eliasi, Deputy of Strategic Policy and Assessment of the Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology about the challenges faced with in the technology attachment and the speeches of Dr. Javad Noori, Head of Office of National Priorities of the Steering Headquarter of Implementing the Country's Comprehensive Science Map and Dr. Amirinia, Chairman of the Board of the Barkat Knowledge-based Foundation on the subject of the requirements for the implementation of the technology attachment and Dr. Naghizadeh, NRISP faculty member and Secretary of Science and Technology Committee of the Conference on Governance and Public Policy about the proper financing policy-making and Dr. Amir Nazemi, NRISP faculty member on the serious limitations of university funding sources and the lack of proper structure for awarding grants in universities and research centers and proper use of university professors and students and the speeches of Dr. Shahverdi, Deputy of Facilities and Commercialization of Fund for Innovation and Prosperity on modification does not occur in any system unless it is fair to operate and Dr. Amoabedini, Director General of Science and Technology Observation and Monitoring said; research is not governmental but bi-directional, it should involve both the private and the state sectors. Technology needs to be completely private but the technology market is bi-directional, so the government and private sector should cooperate with each other.

By: Niksiar