Message of Chairman
With the advent of technology and innovation oriented new economies and businesses, investment and fund raising have become a necessity to pass growth stages. Investors and startups function as important arms of new businesses in providing investment and offering ideas respectively and bring about profit-making trends in societies. Startups as small businesses and hi-tech companies concentrate on new areas of economy to bring in revenue. For this, Businesses are in need of a driving engine that is investment in consecutive stages of growth.
Creating opportunities for companies to raise fund and partnership with corporate and legal bodies such as VCs, BAs, incubators, accelerators and public sharing like stocks, particularly in international arena, i.e. among target states, has captured the attention of Technology Transfer and Exchange Network.
To achieve this, organizing Technology Investment Meetings (TIM) has been planned by TTEN Secretariat and the first Meeting was held in December 2017 in Pardis Technology Park as the Secretariat of TTEN. TIM2017 targeted networking and deepening relations of investors to get acquainted with each other and exchange experiences for new opportunities.
TIM2017 determined TTEN to maintain the approach of networking among activists in investment world and add other viewpoints in TIM2018 like creating opportunities for startups to show off their ideas and plans to investors. In this way, the companies approach a step ahead in fund raising beyond their borders.
Presence of investors, negotiation of startups and investors, experience exchange of States, success and failure stories, discussing on new management approaches and latest topics engaged with startups investment, etc. are all designed to make TIM a comprehensive meeting for attendees.
TIM2018 is hosted by Pardis Technology Park as the Secretariat of TTEN to complete the segments of TIM event and monitor it to Member States’ representatives and create a familiar atmosphere for hosting TIM in future years. Organizing TIM in other states strengthen TIM to reach its objectives and is hoped to bring about more successful achievements. TIM management expresses its highest enthusiasm for organizing TIM in Member States and will support according to the requests.
I cordially wish TIM2018 a fruitful meeting and success in reaching its targets and a promising performance to upgrade technology cooperation among states.
TIM Chairman and Secretary of D-8 Technology Transfer and Exchange Network