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Center for Progress and Development of Iran (CPDI)




     The Center for Progress and Development (CPDI) of Iran Presidency has been established in 1984 with the aim of providing scientific and industrial consultations for policy-making centers and administrative organizations of the country. Regarding the role of technology as an important factor in economic growth and development of the country, CPDI is focused on the new technologies and knowledge-based economy.


     In addition to improving its previous activities, CPDI plays a significant role in realization of the Resistive Economy agenda in various areas through following approaches:

    -  Strengthening the resistive and knowledge-based economy;

    -  Tracking the future issues;

    -  Exchanging and developing technology;

    -  Development of international science and technology cooperation and technology diplomacy;

    -  Participation in science and technology policy-making;

    -  Developing entrepreneurship and improving knowledge-based business climate.



CPDI President 



Dr. Akramifar

President of Center for Progress and Development of Iran



CPDI History 


The first decade (1983-1993):

Scientific and Industrial Consultancy

Helping technology transfer and localization

Contribution to the development of new technologies


The second decade (1993-2003):

Help to enable and support the creation of knowledge-based firms

Helping institution-building in national innovation system


The second decade (2003-2013):

Helping policy-making and development of the technology concepts

Contribution to the development of international cooperation for the purposes of technology diplomacy


Fourth decade (from 2013-present):

Helping the development of smart technological innovation system (TIS) in the field of national and international

Help to achieve Iran's development and resilient economy