Regarding to vast investment by Islamic Republic of Iran in the field of materials and metallurgy and according to emphasis on the development for metallurgy technology through the 4th five- year development plan, which are in keeping with the 20-year outlook program; as well as respecting to recent globally concerns about energy crisis, the department of advanced materials and renewable energies was established in 2006.
Agriculture Research Department , along with the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology, was established in 1980. This Department is the only agricultural Department of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology that does researches in the field of practical and applied agricultural science.
The Department of chemical technology was established in 1984, currently covering various fields of research and innovation. The vast resources of minerals, natural gas, crude oil and agricultural products in Iran boosted the expansion of research projects in the Department. Highly experienced scientists, technicians and administrative staff; as well as, numerous laboratory and pilot facilities support the ever-continuing progress of Department in semi-commercialized and patentable studies.
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Department was established concurrently with the organization in 1980.
The Department’s main objective is to provide support and training for talented researchers, innovators, and
developers working in relevant fields. In addition to its supportive role, the Department is tasked to execute and
oversee applied research projects and their corresponding pilot development with the aims of acquiring
the technical knowhow and transferring the outcome to the industrial sector.
Mechanical Engineering Department was established in 1980, and since then it has played a major role in fulfilling the multiple aims and objectives of Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST), namely providing support to Iranian researchers, innovators and inventors, both at national and international levels, and carrying out applied research for supporting and supplementing the research activities in the Industry. Thanks to its knowledgeable and professional academics and staff, numerous practical research projects in conjunction with the industry have been conducted successfully.
The Research Institute for Technology Development Studies (RINTDS) was established at IROST (Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology) in 1992 for research on various areas of technology management.The main activity of the institute is to conduct research projects on S&T policies with programs leading to promotion of technological capabilities and S&T development related to economic progress and social development of the country for sustainable development.
The biotechnology department of Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) was developed as an independent body from 1980 within the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST). Since 1982, the group’s activities were carried out conquering the name of “The Group of Fermentation and Biological Technology”