Familiarity with the growth center of technology units of Ardabil Science and Technology Park
Technology Development Centers is a research and technology institution under the management of professionals, which supports the creation and development of new professions by entrepreneurs and innovators by providing services. Active start-up units that operate in various fields leading to technology and have economic goals based on knowledge and technology, are supported by these centers. Individuals and legal entities with innovative and technological ideas and plans that aim to create or develop a technology or knowledge-based business can be stationed in these centers and in addition to using the facilities and infrastructure of the park, also enjoy the support of various growth centers.
The process of transforming an idea or invention, inventing a product or service that can create value for customers.
It is a set of techniques, skills, methods, and processes used to produce a product or service
Units that are in the form of innovative and technology groups or with a legal identity independent of the growth center and according to the articles of association or other legal documents in the field of business with a focus on a new idea or extracted from applied research and development, engineering design , Reverse engineering, technology transfer and management, providing specialized business services (from technology to market) to commercialize research results. These units include private companies, applied research groups, technology centers, and industry research and development units.
Areas of activity of the growth center
Information and communication technology, electricity and electronics, mechanics and mechatronics, chemistry and polymer industries, materials, medical equipment, agriculture, biotechnology and food industries, nano and ....
Preliminary growth period (pre-growth)
It is a 6-month course in which talented individuals, groups or companies with innovative ideas are given the necessary advice and training to get acquainted with the market, identify working groups, nurture and establish working ideas and create independent legal identities. .
It is a period of up to 3 years during which the technology units located in the center reach the growth criteria and then leave the center.
Advantages of companies' presence in the technology centers of Ardabil Science and Technology Park
Ardabil Science and Technology Park Technology Units Growth Center tries to provide knowledge-based ideas to entrepreneurs in both legal (small and medium-sized companies) and real (pre-growth cores) by providing supportive infrastructure and providing specialized services. Support to increase the risk of their customers, reduce their failure and encourage them to create new markets and participate in competitive markets.
Companies after establishment in the growth center have the following benefits:
Financial and credit services
Providing gratuitous facilities with a ceiling of 50 million Rials and loan facilities up to 500 million Rials in the form of service credit and research credit for product sampling, including project implementation costs and other unit support costs, introduction of units and companies located to financial and capital institutions Transition to obtain loans and facilities required for the production of industrial samples.
Deployment services and infrastructure facilities
Establishment services: office space, laboratory space (possibility of using existing laboratories and sampling workshops, required by the units), possibility of using the meeting hall, public services including secretarial services, fax, duplication, receiving and sending postal items, call center, Security and protection, protection and entry and exit of property
Technical and specialized services
Access and possibility of using laboratory and workshop services required to produce the desired product sample.
Holding management and specialized training courses periodically based on needs assessment and in accordance with the needs of the established technology units in order to improve the management skills and personnel of the established units.
Providing consulting services in various legal, financial, marketing, scientific and technical units to technology units
Internet access, access to various specialized networks, libraries, informing various scientific and technical topics to companies and institutions located in the growth center about conferences, festivals and other events related to their activities, informing the units and institutions located in the park To identify investment organizations in areas related to their activities and synergy with other companies located in the growth center.
Synergy with other units located in the growth center and park
One of the important advantages of growth centers and science and technology parks is the possibility of using the synergistic space available in these centers, which makes technology companies located in these centers by sharing various resources and benefits such as manpower, hardware, software Accelerate the growth and development of their companies.
Project design and marketing services
Specialized marketing services in the form of providing appropriate solutions to communicate effectively with other industries, providing appropriate solutions for structuring, marketing assistance and marketing for the products of companies located in the growth center
Intellectual property services
Guidance and advice on domestic and international patents
Possession of legal facilities and benefits for parks and growth centers, including the Law on Protection of Knowledge-Based Companies and Commercialization of Inventions, the Law on Free Trade and Industrial Zones, etc. in matters such as tax exemption, customs tariff exemption, possibility Use the facilities of different funds
Criteria for admission to the growth center are:
The central design or idea must be innovative. To be innovative means to be new at three levels: global, national and provincial.
There is a market for the final product of the design or idea. To do this, it would be better if the owner of the design provides evidence of the existence of the market.
Execution of economic plan. This means that in addition to the fact that there are buyers who are willing to buy the final product of the project, the project must cover its costs and generate profit during mass production, at the projected market level.
Be a technology design. That is, specialized and academic knowledge is needed to build the product or service.
High tech projects have priority in accepting growth centers. The criterion of technology level (low, medium, high) is based on the classification of technology level in the comprehensive scientific map of the country and the list of goods and services of knowledge-based products of the Vice President for Science and Technology.
Only the prototype should be considered. Designs that are prototypes are accepted only for sample upgrades.
The total cost of manufacturing the prototypes as well as their initial commercialization and marketing should not exceed the support of the Science and Technology Park. If the sum of these costs is more than the support of the park, the owners of the project or idea-based must provide evidence of the remaining amount from other sources or commit it themselves.
The plan has a scientific justification. It is possible to implement the plan according to the existing scientific laws.
Necessary work team is provided. The professionals needed to build the product or service must be part of the design team (as a partner or founder). In addition, the main people involved in the implementation of the plan should not have problems such as military service.
The plan is technically feasible. In other words, in terms of technical knowledge and available facilities, it is possible to build the desired product or service.
The person or persons with the plan must have entrepreneurial characteristics such as risk-taking, creativity, ability to communicate well with others, ability to work in a team, and so on.
The plan must be in the form of a newly established legal entity. People who have a plan must have a registered and newly established law firm, or after approval by the Technology Council, must establish and register a law firm to establish and be supported. They are not registered, or their work team is incomplete, or the degree of maturity of the project is low. Also enjoy the infrastructure and support of the growth center.
The process of accepting units in the growth center
At first, the people who have a plan and a central idea introduce their plan by referring to the admission unit. The receptionist, in addition to obtaining basic information from the person and his / her plan, provides the admission forms to the individuals, if they are eligible. After the forms are completed by the project owners, the review process begins. If the plan is approved in the first stage of the review, the forms will be provided to the referee. After completing the above steps, an interview session will be held with the project owners. Finally, if all the conditions are met, the plan (with the presence of its owners) will be presented to the Technology Council of the Growth Center, which consists of experts and professors in the relevant fields. If approved by the council and the mentor is appointed, the plan or idea will enter the growth center by signing the establishment contract. Each accepted technology unit must achieve the prototype within a maximum of 9 months. After the technology unit achieves the prototype and evaluates and approves it by the evaluation and approval expert in the Technology Council of the growth center, it enters the growth stage by signing the unit contract and establishes a legal unit. The technology legal unit must complete the implementation and commercialization of the project within the set time (maximum three years). During this period, the process of unit design and development progress is reviewed and evaluated continuously and periodically by the mentor and the growth center. Thus, the continuation of the unit's work in the center depends on meeting the expectations of the mentor and the growth center.
How to financially support core projects and ideas
The financial support of the growth center is done in two ways. Initially, to support the production of laboratory samples, prototypes, completion of the working team and the formation of a legal unit, a maximum of 50 million rials will be paid in two installments. In the next stage, the financial support credit will be paid in the form of a loan of up to 700 million Rials to help with marketing and finding initial customers. Grants and low-interest facilities will be paid after the submission of documents and approval of the supervisor (mentor).