The Executive Director of ECOSF (designate) made a Presentation of at the joint workshop on “Introduction of international grants for sabbaticals and joint research projects” at Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran
Professor Seyed Komail Tayebi, the Executive Director of ECOSF (designate) and a faculty member of the University of Isfahan, presented the ECO Science Foundation at the first session of the joint workshop series on “Introduction of international grants for sabbaticals and joint research projects” at Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran on February 4, 2019. He briefed the objectives of ECOSF in promoting and funding Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) research collaboration in order to lead to economic development among the member states of the ECO region. He also mentioned that the ECOSF tries to popularize science at grass root levels (such as IBSE – Teachers Workshops, Travelling Science Expos, Science Camps, STI Fairs & STEM Policy Forums etc.).
Professor Tayebi also delivered ECOSF core activities and programs in terms of holding and supporting workshop series on Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) in which related programs have been launched by the ECOSF in June 2015 from Astana, Kazakhstan, in Islamabad in 2016, in Isfahan in 2017 and 2018. The ECOSF has also cooperated with Central Asia, particularly focused on Engineering Qualification Standardization, Accreditation and Professional System (EQSAPS). The ECOSF have been in collaborations with Science and Technology Coordination Program for the ECO Region under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Belt and Road Double Hundred Universities Cooperation Program and ECOSF and IsDB Partnership – Reverse Linkages Programme. It supports fundraising of STI Conference, Workshop and Fair Grants.
Professor Tayebi explained scientific activities of the foundation related to Science, Technology & Innovation for Sustainable Development Program under the Asian Innovation Forum. He called the academia, young scholars and postgraduate students from the important Isfahan universities for close relationship with the ECOSF.