From new startups to discovering renewable energies and robotic techs, Iran has been one of the leading countries and 2016 was not an exception.
In 2016 Iran made a noteworthy progress in scientific and economic fields. To name a few Iran paid much more attention small to medium size industries and online shopping saw a considerable growth of popularity among people. Iran's advances in the field of space science, robotics and stem cell are among its advances of 2016 as far as scientific growth is concerned. It merits a mention that Iran hit a record of 46% participation in online census taking in 2016.
Arguably, 2016 was the year of new technologies and innovations in Iran. There are numerous SMEs currently operating in Iran, but their contribution to the Iranian economy isn’t particularly that much. These businesses constitute some 96% of the total Iranian industrial sector and by comprising some 84,838 units, make up some 42% of local employment prospects.
The remaining 58% goes to large-scale enterprises in Iran, who based on the latest government statistics, stand at 3,501 units. Online shopping didn't start as a smooth ride in Iran as it was hard to win people’s trust to use internet websites, but that didn’t last very long one as people saw the convenience in ordering their needs from the comfort of their living room.
Based on the latest announcement of the Minister of Communications and Information Technology of Iran, at least 19 million people use internet on their mobiles. Citizens in 600 cities have access to 3G and 200 cities have access to 4G internet. That is excellent news for online businesses. When it comes to Nano and bio technologies, Iran is cutting edge.
Stem cell research and certain bio-engineering fields have been among the leading medical researchers in the country in 2016. Iranian scientists use stem cells and have created new methods in order to treat certain human disorders. Iran is among few countries that relies mostly on its own research when it come to technologies in building robots.
Iranian universities have conducted research in robotics for decades and the advancements in different sciences such as mechanics, electronics and computers have help scientists to add more applications to robots Sourena can be regarded as Iran’s biggest robotic achievement made by researchers at the University of Tehran, the country’s oldest modern university.