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Center for Progress and Development of Iran (CPDI)

 

 

Introduction

     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.

 

   
 
Dr. Sirous Vatankhah Moghaddam
President
 Center for Progress and Development of 
 Islamic Republic of Iran Presidency (CPDI)
 
Email: S.Vatankhah@cpdi.ir
Tel: +98 21 61000
Fax: +98 21 61006100
Address: P.O.Box 14155-4671, Tehran, Iran
 
Education
2014 - 2018 ; PhD.  Policy Making and Decision Making in Public Administration, Tehran University, Iran
2004 - 2006 ; M.A.  Executive Management, Science and Research Branch; Islamic Azad University, Iran
1990 - 1996 ; B.Sc.  Chemical Engineering, Refinery Industry, Tehran University, Iran
 
Career
2019-Present; President, Center for Progress and Development of I.R. of Iran Presidency (CPDI)
2019-Present; Head, NDE Secretariat of I.R. of Iran, Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
2019-Present ;Executive Board Member, Clean Development Mechanism of the United Nations (CDM)
2017 - 2018; Secretary General, Energy Technology Development Council, Vice Presidency for Science and Technology of I.R. of Iran
2017 - 2018; Advisory Board Member, Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
2015 - 2017; Secretary General, Renewable Energy Technology Council, Vice Presidency for Science and Technology of I.R. of Iran
2014 - 2019; Vice President for Energy Affairs, Center for Progress and Development of I.R of Iran Presidency (CPDI)
2014 - 2019; Secretary, NDE Secretariat of I.R. of Iran, Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN),United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 
2014 - 2015; Member; Oil; Gas and Coal Technologies Council, Vice Presidency for Science and Technology of I.R. of Iran
2013-Present Member, Energy Commission of Iranian Supreme Council for Science, Research and Technology; Ministry of Science, Research and Technology
2008 - 2013; Scientific Attaché, Embassy of I.R. of Iran in Kiev, Ukraine

 

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 Irans development and resilient economy