24-27 April 2016, Tehran-Iran
1st TTEN Workshop in Tehran
National Technomart of Iran Network hosted the 1st Technology Transfer Workshop for D-8 Member Countries in Tehran. Pardis Technology Park which hosts the D-8 TTEN Secretariat organized the 4-day event for D-8 TTEN focal points as per the Executive Plan-2016 announced in 3rd High Council Meeting of D-8 TTEN held in December 2015 in Kuala Lumpur. Focal points and participants from D-8 Member States attended the workshop.
Dr. Seyed AliMohammad Mousavi, D-8 Secretary-General, addressed in the opening ceremony. Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of Iran, President of Pardis Technology Park and resident D-8 Ambassadors were, among others, present in the opening ceremony organized in Persian Isteghlal International Hotel in Tehran.
Dr. Mousavi appreciated the National Technomart of Iran Network as the D-8 TTEN Focal Point in organizing this workshop and thanked the National TTEN focal point of Iran which is Pardis Technology Park, for wonderful preparation of the workshop. He hoped that other D-8 Member States would be encouraged to host more seminars, workshops or informative events. He also expressed confidence that this workshop would benefit the participants in enriching their understanding of commercial aspect of technology transfer and thus, facilitate future prospect of enhanced activities in this area.
He noted that with the announcement of the date of 9th D-8 Summit on 5th December 2016 in Iran, affiliated bodies such as the D-8 TTEN must prepare activities and programs and organize special events in order to increase visibility and showcase the noble purpose of establishing such body. He hoped that the D-8 TTEN and other D-8 bodies would engage themselves in full on the auspicious occasion of the 9th D-8 Summit.