Significant Growth of Nanotechnology Scope in Iran

Significant Growth of Nanotechnology Scope in Iran

The Nanotechnology Standards Committee was established with the aim of publishing and drafting special standards in the field of nanotechnology in 2006 in Iran. The committee, which is a member of the ISO/TC229 International Committee, has published 15 national and 2 international standards and is currently drafting 10 other national and 1 international standards.
Iran ranked eighth in the list of countries with the highest number of internationally registered standards in the field of nanotechnology in 2014 and in the number of scientific papers in the field in this year.
Now, there are about 200 companies active in the field of nanotechnology in Iran, these companies are active in 8 areas including health and medicine, materials, equipment manufacturing, construction, agriculture and environment, textile, automobile and transportation, and energy that nearly three-quarters of these companies are in the fields of health and medicine, materials, and equipment manufacturing.
In recent years, the scope of nanotechnology has experienced an average annual growth rate of over 120% in Iran, so that sales volume of nano-manufactured products has reached from about $ 5 million in 2011 to more than $ 94 million in 2015 by Iranian companies.
35% of the total Iranian nano-based products market and 65% of it were allocated to export and domestic sales in 2015 respectively and export volume of Iranian nano-based products reached $ 31.4 million this year.
In recent years, Iran has had significant growth nanotechnology scope that the milestone of this progress is nano-science production boom in this country. The establishment of various companies in Iran also reflects the fact that this technology has been outside of production stage of science and technology in some areas and has entered into commercialization and industry arena.