Paying attention to the development of new technologies, commercialization and its influence on manufacturing industries has caused the Islamic Republic of Iran to experience a growing progress in this field in the last decade; An issue that has taken place in Iran in the form of the development of knowledge-based enterprises. Based on this, the meaning behind knowledge-based enterprise is as follows:
A private company that produces products or provides services that have the following three features The product or service provided by the company has a high or medium to high technology level and its technical knowledge has a significant technical complexity (technology level condition).
The product or service design in the company is based on internal research and development or technology transfer (Research and development-based design condition).The company is able to produce and provide the mentioned goods or services to the market (production condition).Currently, more than 7 thousand knowledge-based enterprises in Iran are producing products and providing services in the field of various technologies.
These companies produce more than 15,000 products or services in total, and their direct employees, which generally include people with a high level of education, are around 250,000 people.