Parliament takes the lead in supporting creative companies

Shahid Beheshti University hosted a conference entitled "Challenges of Entrepreneurship Governance and Innovation in Iran".

Parliament takes the lead in supporting creative companies

Parviz Karami, Secretary of Culture and Economy of Knowledge-Based Economy and Development of Soft and Creative Industries, Iqbal Shakeri, Chairman of the Knowledge-Based Faction of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, Hossein Salahvarzi, Chairman of Iran Entrepreneurship Organization were present in the meeting.

This meeting was held at the end of the Entrepreneurship Week and a group of activists in the field of creative industries, entrepreneurs, and managers of institutions located in the Science and Technology Park of Shahid Beheshti University expressed their achievements and challenges in the field of soft and creative industries.

The allocation of 10 billion rials budget by the Research and Technology Fund of Shahid Beheshti University Science and Technology Park to companies and creative nuclei located in the park was one of the issues raised at the meeting.

At the beginning of the meeting, Parviz Karami, Head of the Culture and Knowledge-Based Economy office and Development of Soft and Creative Industries, said: "The Culture Headquarters, in cooperation with the Innovation and Prosperity Fund, is trying to set up several specialized research and technology funds for the creative industries." Other existing funds can also use this opportunity to change their field of work and choose specialized activities in the field of creative companies as their field.

Advisor to the Vice-President of Science and Technology added: "Soft and creative industries are the most neglected part of the economy in our country." Legalization in the Islamic Consultative Assembly can help change this situation. Accordingly, it is essential that lawmakers explicitly incorporate concepts related to creative companies and soft technologies, and cultural industries into protectionist laws such as the Production Leap Law in support of creative companies and similar laws.

In the continuation of the meeting, Iqbal Shakeri, a member of the Presidium of the Knowledge-Based Faction of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, stated: The fact is that after interactions with the Culture and Knowledge-Based Economy Headquarters and the Development of Soft and Creative Industries, I, the Knowledge-Based Faction and a group of MPs are fully prepared to pass any support that creative companies need in the form of effective laws.

Report by the Communication and Information Center in the Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology