As of the start of a national plan to develop the nanotechnology sector 15 years ago, more than 5,283 billion rials (about $125.7 million at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials) has been allocated to nanotechnology projects, IRNA reported on Saturday.
Agriculture is one of the fields in which nanotechnology has been able to develop, as over 50 widely used nanoproducts have been launched in the agricultural sector of Iran.
Secretary of Nanotechnology Development Headquarters said that joint-venture investment with other countries will lead to more export of nanotechnology products.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami highlighted the country’s self-sufficiency in producing state-of-the-art military equipment and said nanotechnology has played a significant role in boosting the Islamic Republic’s combat power.
Export of educational nanotechnology equipment and related educational packages to Asian countries by Tavana Corporation is going to exceed several hundred thousand of dollars in the next few years.
An Iranian knowledge-based company has produced an unbreakable polymer nanocomposite for manufacturing seats for sports stadiums.
Head of Iran Nanotechnology Innovation Council (INIC) announced plans to increase the number of Iranian nanotechnology-enhanced products to 1,400 in two years.
The Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on the elite youth generation to strongly continue scientific growth of the country and to enhance boundaries of science and technology.
Researchers from Iran and New Zealand have developed a green process for the synthesis of multifunctional silver nanostructures, with a wide range of applications as antimicrobial agent in modern industries.
An Iranian knowledge-based firm has produced a wound healing gel, the main ingredient of which is taken from crustaceans.