Registration Deadline: 09 Apr 2017
Tehran - 19 Apr 2017

One-to-one meeting:
Start: 14:30
End: 17:30
Time: 30 min
Tehran - 20 Apr 2017

One-to-one meeting:
Start: 09:30
End: 12:30
Time: 30 min
19 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Shahid Beheshti University International Conference Center

The Iran-Italy Science, Technology & Innovation Forum is a multi-year government program dedicated to the internationalization of research and innovation systems with the scope to create new opportunities of scientific, technological and productive partnership  between the Italian and Iranian universities, research centres and innovative companies.
The program is structured in an annual matchmaking event, which takes place alternately in Italy and Iran, combined with information and supporting services for partnerships creation.
The first edition of the Iran-Italy Science, Technology & Innovation Forum will take place in Tehran-Iran on  19-20 April 2017.
In Italy, the program is promoted by the Ministry of Education, University and Research-MIUR, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation - MAECI. The Forum is coordinated by the Città della Scienza of Naples, in collaboration with the Conference of Rectors-CRUI, the National Research Council-CNR, the Institute of Nuclear Physics-INFN, NETVAL and Confindustria for the business world.
In Iran, the initiative is promoted by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and organized by the Office for Technology Policy of the Ministry.


Preliminary schedule

19 April



9.30 – 11.00

Opening ceremony at the presence of the Italian Minister for Education, Universities and research Valeria Fedeli and the Iranian Minister for Science, Resaearch and Technology Mohammad Farhadi.

11.30 – 13.00

Thematic seminars on priority themes: Lifes Sciences, Agrifood, ICTs, Environment and clean-tech, Energy, Archeology and Cultural heritage, Creative industries, Mobility and academic exchanges.

14.30 – 17.30

One-to-one meetings (the list of registered Iranian organizations is published on the forum website)


Cultural event


20 April

9.00 – 13.00

Visit to S&T Parks, innovative companies, incubators and scientific labs in Tehran

9.00 – 13.00

Fablab workshop

9.30 – 12.30

One-to-one meetings (second slot, if necessary)


Thematic seminars will be in English.
One-to-one meetings - where necessary – can have the support to Italian/Persian or English/Persian translation.

All organizations, based in Italy and in Iran, operating in process innovation and scientific and technological research: Research centers, Universities, Companies, Startup, Makers, Innovative Districts, Research-Enterprises Clusters, Science and Technology Parks, Associations, Stakeholders

The travel and accommodation expenses will be borne by the participants.


For more information
Città della Scienza – IRAN Internationalization Office

tel.: 081-7352448