ICCIP and ECOSF sign Memorandum of Understanding

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Iran National Creative and Cultural Industries Park (ICCIP) and ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) on November 6, 2022 in Tehran, Iran. The MoU was signed during the visit of President ECOSF Prof. Seyed Komail Tayebi to ICCIP.

This memorandum deals with issues such as joint cooperation in the field of creative and cultural industries - carrying out scientific exchanges in specialized fields - joint cooperation regarding holding meetings, workshops, conferences and other scientific activities with the aim of promoting the interests of the parties - joint cooperation in the field of Research and training in the specialized field of creative and cultural industries - Examining the opportunities for the transfer of science and technology and innovation among ECO member countries - Providing and facilitating specialized centers for creative and cultural industries among ECO member countries - Providing fields for the commercialization of creative and cultural products.

During the visit, President ECOSF met Prof. Mohammad Hossein Imani Khoshkhoo President of ICCIP and Members of the Board of Directories and Faculties. Dr Hassan Taghizadeh Ansari, the member of the ECOSF Advisory Board, and the Chairman of the Iranian e-tourism Association also accompanied the President ECOSF.

Earlier, President of the Park Prof. Khoshkhoo warmly welcomed the President ECOSF and other distinguished guests at the Park. Prof. Khoshkhoo introduced the ICCIP and shared that the main policy of the ICCIP is to be active at the international level. Currently, nearly 140 companies in various fields of art, tourism, handicrafts, animation, National Music Foundation, fashion and clothing are located in the park, all of which rely on technology. He further shared that the products at ICCIP consists of culture, animation, handicrafts, films and music which are all attractive to foreigners, and all these are arranged in a technological package.

Prof. Seyed Komail Tayebi thanked the President of ICCIP for his warm welcome and hospitality. He also made an introduction of ECOSF and said that the objectives of ECOSF are to work in the field of scientific exchanges, supporting scientific and technological activities, basic sciences and engineering, and entrepreneurial fields. He added that ECOSF has had good relations with various scientific and cultural institutes/centers in the Iran and other countries of ECO region. He hoped that the Park can play exclusive role in issues of knowledge exchange in arts, culture, humanities, tourism, entrepreneurship, etc. at the ECO region, thus, it is unique in this respect. He commented that the products of the Park, in terms of services, are exportable and can be commercialized at the ECO region.

Dr Hassan Taghizadeh Ansari also participated in the discussion and said that with the capacities that exist in the ICCIP and the ECOSF, a fruitful networking can be created in ECO region for marketing and promotion of scientific products of the Park. He added that holding joint events can be a good opportunity for various institutions to benefit from the neglected capacities of science and technology.

At the end, President ICCIP called that the communication with ECO member countries is very important for the commercialization of cultural industries. He added that the beginning of communication and activities with the ECO nations is a basis for the development of activities.

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