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IROST's reference laboratories offer technology companies a wide range of testing services by delivering accurate and reliable results for their testing needs in accordance with international standards.

The National Internship System at has been established by IROST to facilitate and speed up the internship process of graduate and postgraduate students interested in gaining work experience in particular industries in the country. This internship system assists universities in managing all internship activities, such as determining the place of internship according to the students' requirements.


The Museum of Iranian Lichens was established at IROST in 2016 to record the flora and a national atlas of Iranian lichens, support research in the field of lichenology in the country, and develop the applied science of lichens in soil preservation, biodegradation of Iranian monuments, bioactive materials, and air pollution monitoring. The museum offers lichenological consultant services as well as holding workshops.


The Intellectual Property and Commercialization Office at IROST has led the development and management of the National  Patent and Innovation System to enable invention, innovation, and creativity for the benefit of all. The patent applications and the commercialization potential of the granted patents are evaluated through this system. 



Scientific Achievements

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IROST consists of seven research departments which represent the backbone of its scientific activities. The breadth of research across IROST’s departments is fueled by over 250 qualified researchers and experts who are developing innovative, research-driven solutions to critically important national and international challenges.


IROST is committed to supporting researchers, innovators and technologists to turn their innovative ideas into products by providing a wide range of technical services at different stages of their scientific activities.

IROST organizes the Khwarizmi International Award (KIA) annually to acknowledge the efforts made by researchers, innovators and inventors from across the globe and to appreciate their outstanding research work and contributions to different fields of science and technology. 


IROST publishes four scientific journals in English, namely, the Journals of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell, Advances in Environmental Technology, Particle Science and Technology, and Advanced Research in Microbial Metabolites and Technology. 

IROST’s Technology Incubator is home to over 120 technology-based startup companies. The objective of the Incubator is to support startups for technology development, entrepreneurship, and business growth. 


Persian Type Culture Collection (PTCC) was established as a subset of Biotechnology Department at IROST in 1988. PTCC is a nonprofit biological resource center whose mission is to provide and preserve the authenticated microorganisms for research.