First vice-president of Iran calls for more activities on nano-technology

Iran Materials 30 May 2006 15:13 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - First Vice-President Parviz Davoudi on Monday called for more activities in the field of nano-technology.

He said that Iranian students should give preference to part of nano-technology which has direct impacts on social life standards, reports Trend.

He said in his address to Conference on 'Completion of Nano Technology Cycle' at Amir Kabir University of Technology, that the Westerners have launched hue and cry over Iranian program to produce nuclear energy and they would do the same for nano-technology.

"Currently, the Islamic Republic of Iran has 40 nano-technology centers, ranking second in the region after India and fifth at global level."

He advised the students to move toward production instead of being a buyer and a mere consumer and then move toward applied aspects of the new science (nano) in line with social needs.

He said that the government's purchases should be channeled to nano-technology to provide incentives for large enterprises to usher in innovation by making use of nano-technology.