TEHRAN (Iran News) – Researchers of Iran and Turkey will collaborate in designing, constructing, and testing a new kind of turbine blade, as per an agreement signed between the two sides to this end.
Speaking to IRNA on Sunday, Alireza Khavandi, the head of Iran’s Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC), announced that 164 projects were reviewed, of which 22 were accepted by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, following the call for increasing the number of joint research projects between Iran and Turkey within the framework of the TUBITAK-MSRT Joint Call 2020 program.
Out of 22 projects, one was offered by the MERC, which will be carried out with the participation of researchers from this institute and Turkey, he said.
Khavandi added that these projects will be implemented in 24 months.
Researchers at the MERC have so far patented many projects, some of which have been commercialized, he noted.
In December 2019, an MoU was signed between MERC and Iran’s Road Safety Equipment Manufacturing Company (RSEMC) to help the country achieve its goals of accelerated comprehensive development, greater exploitation of the potentials of domestic research institutes and greater participation of scientific and research centers in attraction of national and regional projects.
According to merc.ac.ir, the agreement was signed in a ceremony attended by Khavandi and the RSEMC’s CEO, Ali Asghar Mirvakili.
Addressed in the agreement are the production of thermoplastic road marking paint, road surface marking materials and coatings as well as developing self-consolidating concrete production technology and imaging and radar processing technology for speed cameras.
Another focus of the MoU is fostering cooperation between experts and MERC faculty members in conducting joint scientific researches to meet the RSEMC’s needs.
Also included in this agreement are fostering collaboration on designing and holding workshops as well as scientific and specialized meetings and providing consultation services in the field of science and technology.
- source : Iran Daily, Irannews