TEHRAN (defapress) – President Hassan Rouhani hailed the country's scientific progress, saying Iran's innovation index climbed to the world's 61st place from 120th in the span of 7 years.
News ID: 80238
Publish Date: 17February 2020 - 10:21
Rouhani made the remarks at a ceremony commemorating the winners of the 33rd Khwarizmi International Award.
"We are among the top countries in the world in scientific growth," he added.
The top 15 winning proposals were related to thermal solar energy, synthesis of peptide radiopharmaceuticals, and renewable technologies in micro-networks, among other topics.
The Khwarizmi International Award is a research award given annually by the president of Iran. It honors "individuals who have made outstanding achievements in research, innovation and invention, in fields related to science and technology". The award is given to the most prominent scientists and engineers, with a recent emphasis on digital and mechanical technologies, and is generally considered as the most prestigious scientific award in Iran. Participation is open to non-Iranian researchers.