Startup weekend to highlight environmental challenges

August 20, 2018

TEHRAN – Knowledge-based companies and startups active in the field of environment will share their experience during a startup weekend, which will be held from November 5 to 7, Mehr reported on Sunday.

The event will be organized by the Technology Development Council of Water, Erosion and Environment of vice presidency for science and technology.

The event aims to develop ideas to deal with water, erosion and environmental challenges and provide preliminaries to perform ideas and commercialization of eco-friendly knowledge-based products.

The startups are active in different environmental fields including optimization of water consumption in the field of agriculture and industry, drought risk management, ecosystem, lakes and wetlands management and erosion management. 

The council will support the selected plans and ideas in order to commercialize their products.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), agricultural water usage in Iran is 22 percent above the global average while water productivity [crop yield per cubic meter of water consumption] is one-third of world average. 

SB/MQ/MG 

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