The training workshop on “A Review of the Global Policy Patterns of Innovation-led Collaborations between Small and large Knowledge-based Enterprises” was held on Monday, 8th. Jan. 2018 at NRISP. Dr. Reza Naghizadeh, NRISP faculty member who was the instructor of the workshop stated; this partnership has many advantages for large companies because small companies enjoy personnel with special knowledge for developing new products, and this characteristic can help large companies to evaluate the development of new technologies and tools.

He added; some knowledge-based companies do not have a market, on the other hand we have industrial companies that need technology to survive, but they do not have the required technology. Therefore, the main thing is to find a way to connect the two. The key question is, what can we do to create cooperation between large industrial and economic companies and small knowledge- based companies? First of all, we must have prior approaches and studies and then introduce a model to focus and share our knowledge.

He said; the pattern of guaranteed purchasing in the field of knowledge-based companies, compared with other patterns, has the potential for greater extensibility and is not exclusive to large companies and industrial and economic complexes. Based on the guaranteed purchase method, knowledge-based activities can be injected into the traditional industry and also contribute them to the faster development of technologies.

Dr. Naghizadeh’s speeches continued to focus on key topics on how to connect knowledge- based small businesses and industrial and economic complexes. Emphasizing the need to pay attention to the functions of intermediary companies, he considered facilitating and policy making, financing, empowerment, technical and expert evaluation, communication, guarantee and intermediation of knowledge- based companies as the seven key functions in realizing the development model of cooperation between knowledge- based small companies and large industrial and economic companies on the basis of the guaranteed purchase model.

By: Niksiar