The Gathering event of oil industry knowledge-based firms and startups on Sunday, 16 of February was held in the international conference center of Research Industry of Petroleum Institute (RIPI) with attendance of
1. Oil minister
2. Science, Research and Technology minister
3. Deputy minister of engineering, research, and technology of the ministry of petroleum
4. Head of the Research Institute of the petroleum industry
5. A group of senior executives of both petroleum and Science Ministries

More than 1000 people signed up to attend the gathering out of which 675 ones were from knowledge-base firms. Engineer, Bijan Zangeneh, at the event, called oil Ministry’s Focus on supporting knowledge-based firms and said in this three-day event we aim to select several startups in a certain process and support them by deploying them in the oil industry technology parks. Certainly, this support is not confined to the companies located in these parks and we will also activate the purchase guarantee system for first-time productions of theses firms.

ESTD, as one of the active subsidiaries of PEDC in the production of simulators and advanced upstream oil industry platforms, introduced the RETINA SIMULATION and RETINA STATION PLATFORM at the same time. Attending in forums of technological needs, intellectual property and expressing the concerns and problems of the ESTD in gaining the public sector support and internal sales prepared the grounds for consulting and providing a solution to these problems as well as the problems of other companies in related fields of activity.