Functions of Technological Innovation System for Fuel Cell technology in Iran

Document Type : Research Article


1 Ph.D. student of Science and technology policy, NRISP

2 Assistant Professor, NRISP

3 Associated Professor, Allameh Tabatabaee University

4 Master of Technology Management, University of Tehran


This study aims to present a developmental model for fuel cell technology in the country, based on the technological innovation system. To do so, 89 effective events for the development of this technology have been determined. These events have been categorized by using MAXQDA software and complied with functions of the basic research model. Therefore, given the current evidence in developing fuel cell technology in Iran and based on the approval of experts, the proposed model includes two separate functions; developing human resources and providing financial resources.Eventually, based on confirmation from experts, a model for the technological innovation system of fuel cell technology is provided with 8 main functions in the country. The major weaknesses in developing this technology and the reason for weak formation of the technological innovation system for fuel cell technology in Iran have been identified. These include functions such as ineffective entrepreneurship and inefficient market formation, which impede the large commercialization of this technology.


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