Iran has recognized the significance of nanotechnology like other pioneering countries and started its activities in line with development of the technology. In this regard and as first step, a Study Committee for Nanotechnology in Iran began its activities in 2001 and finally Iran Nanotechnology Innovation Council (INIC) was established in the country in 2003.
The INIC is tasked with determining the general policies for the development of nanotechnology in the country and pursuing the case with implementation of the policies.
Iran’s success in achieving a proper place among 15 countries which are advanced in nanotechnology and making attempt to promote the position in a bid to develop Iran’s economy are the main missions of the INIC.
Iran Nanotechnology Innovation Council is seeking to pave the ground for activity of the private sector and production of wealth within the society through adopting outlook, providing facilities, creating market and removing the existing problems.
INIC tasks are as follows:
- Approving goals, strategies, macro-scale policies and national initiatives for development of the nanotechnology in the country.
- Description of the general tasks for governmental bodies and determination of missions for each sector and make coordination among them within the framework of a long term national plan.
- Supreme supervision in realization of goals and programs.