Park Perspective

Science and Technology Park’s prospect is to play a significant role in increasing the competitive advantage of business units in the province, by promoting the technology level of these industries in a reasonable horizon. In this propect, it is hoped that the majority of the modern technologies established in the region and the knowledge-based companies are developed in the Park and the Park is recognized in the province as the basis and resource of most of the innovations and development of technologies and hereby it influences the regional development and establishment of knowledge-based companies and be effective as a strong bond between industry and academia to develop both.

The motivation behind the establishment of Science and Technology Parks usually includes one or some of the following factors:

·        Help to promote regional development through increasing, growing and developing the regional knowledge-based institutions by benefiting from the advantages of synergy, sharing supportive resources, helping marketing and internationalizing their application field.

·        Optimum use of the resources available to the founding board, especially proprietary resources.

·        Commercializing the research results.

·        Developing special technologies.

According to the regional requirements and specifications of the founding board, each Park considers one or some of the above-mentioned motivating factors. Parks administrated by regional administrations emphasize more on growth and development of the regional institutions; however, some academic Parks mainly focus on commercialization of academic research results. Zanjan, which is mainly considered as an industrial and academic province, considers the establishment of the Park as a means to develop the province and as a stimulation to develop technology in business units of the province and hopes that Park establishment, while helping to regional development, can play a role in directing academic researches and commercializing the research results.

Therefore, the main motivations behind establishing Zanjan Science and Technology Park are as follows, respectively:

·        Increasing, developing and promoting knowledge-based institutions in the region.

·        Commercializing research results.

·        Developing special technologies.