Iran Launches 1st Innovation, Technology Center in Catalyst Industry

Iran Launches 1st Innovation, Technology Center in Catalyst Industry
(Tuesday, March 12, 2024) 14:28

TEHRAN (NIPNA) -- Iran's first Innovation and Technology Center in the catalyst industry, named "Servino Innovation Center," was inaugurated with the aim of achieving self-sufficiency in the production of catalysts needed by the petrochemical industry. The center is a joint initiative between Sarv Oil and Gas Company and Amirkabir University of Technology.

The inauguration ceremony, held on Sunday, March 10th, was attended by Morteza Shahmirzaei, Deputy Minister of Petroleum and CEO of the National Petrochemical Company, alongside other dignitaries.

Alireza Rahaei, President of Amirkabir University, emphasized the importance of indigenous development of catalysts used in the petrochemical industry, stating, "Iran has achieved significant milestones in the petrochemical industry over the past decades, relying on knowledge-based companies and universities."

He added, "Amirkabir University, as one of the scientific and specialized hubs in the country's industry sector, can support the petrochemical industry in achieving self-sufficiency in the catalyst sector."

Amir-Hooman Karimi Vasigh, CEO of Sarv Oil and Gas Company, also addressed the ceremony, expressing readiness for expanding cooperation with active companies in the petrochemical industry.

"In recent years, with the support of the Ministry of Petroleum for knowledge-based companies, significant achievements have been made in the field of oil industry technologies in the country," Karimi said. "Iranian manufacturers in the catalyst sector have not only secured a significant presence in domestic markets but have also gained desirable markets abroad."

Karimi highlighted the growing collaboration between universities and industries through knowledge-based companies and anticipated the active participation of dozens of such companies in the Servino Innovation Center in the coming years.

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