Familiarity with the Incubator of the Science and Technology Park of East Azarbaijan:
One of the important parts of the Science and Technology Park is the Incubators for innovative units. Factual and legal idea owner entities and innovative and technology projects can be settled in this center, and in addition to the utilization of the facilities and infrastructures of the Park they can be benefited from the various supports of the Incubator as well.
Services and supports of the Incubator for the innovative units:
Admission criteria of the units and projects in the Incubator include:
Guidance for admission in the Incubator
At first, the owners of the projects and central ideas refer to the reception unit and introduce their Projects. In addition to getting initial information about the owner and his project, if eligible, the receptionist gives him some primary forms (AP-1). After completing the forms by the project owners, the review process of them begins. If the project is approved in the first stage of evaluation, the following forms (AP-C and resuming the project owners) with a form of business Project (BP) are placed at the disposal of the project owners. After submitting the completed forms, an interview will be held with the project owners. Finally, covering all the conditions, the Project (by the owners) is proposed in the technology council of the Center, which is composed of experts and professors in the respective fields. If it is approved by the Council and a supervisor is specified, the Project or key idea (absolutely in the form of legally registered corporation) through signing a settlement and support contract will enter into the Incubator. Every newly established legal corporation must finish its implementation and commercialization during the specified period of time (maximum three years). During this period, the development process of the Project and company are continuously and periodically examined and evaluated by the supervisor and Incubator. Thus the cooperation between the unit and the Center in the future is subject to covering the expectations of the supervisor and Center by the unit.
Financing of the projects
It should be said about the funds or financial supports of the Development that this support will be done in two ways: Research financial credit which contributes to the construction of the sample that is presented to the customer and supporting financial credit which contributes to marketing and finding initial customers. The sum of these two types of supports is up to 25 million tomans. Amounts of these supporting payments as pre-payments are given to the newly established companies after signing the settlement contract and subsequently support contract. Remaining amounts of the research credit are given after reporting the implementation of different phases of the project to the observer and his confirmation. Residual amounts of the support credit will be payable after periodic monitoring and verification of representative of the Center. Every year some amounts of the support credit approved by CEO (chief executive officer) of the company will be taken due to the use of the facilities of the Park and Incubators (including telephone, Internet, office space, laboratories, workshops and other services).
Repayment of the credits:
The total amount of the support credits must be repaid up to one year after the company leaves the Incubator. But about the research credits, as mentioned in the support contract, the center can get at lease the same or maximum twice the support amount one year after the company leaves the Incubator. For those companies with financial, economic, scientific (presenting foreign and domestic papers, patents, etc.) developments and extensive cooperation with the Center repayment will be based on a certain encouraging formula.