Realization of goals and policies of upstream documents of the country in the field of science, technology and innovation is one of the most important missions of the Vice-Presidency for science and technology affairs. Creating a comprehensive evaluation system in the field of science, technology and innovation is one of the decisions made in line with conducting this mission. Some of the necessities of forming this system include providing a clear and realistic picture of the state of science, technology and innovation of the country, creating policy intelligence, generating synergy and consensus in providing analytical and functional reports in the country, and comparing the achievements of the country with other regional and transnational countries.
The headquarter has aimed to design and establish the national evaluation and monitoring system of innovation and technology in Iran based on the executive regulations of the monitoring and evaluation system of the country approved by the supreme council for science, research and technology (ATF). This system is an important and balanced tool for providing a comprehensive, transparent and consistent picture of the technology and innovation status in the country based on the evaluation of more than 10 monitoring and evaluation systems in other countries at the national and international levels and the past experiences of the country and the extraction of the indicators presented in the upstream documents. In fact, the indicators in international models have been considered for measuring the status of technology and innovation of countries (especially the countries of the region referred to in the vision document). As pointed out in the executive regulations of the monitoring and evaluation system of science, technology and innovation of the country, the indicators explained in this system have been classified in 11 major criteria. According to the division of labor made in the regulations, indicators of “academic education, research and technology of the country” with the pivotal role of the ministry of science and participation of cooperating organizations and indicators of “research and development, commercialization and innovation section of the country” with the focal role of the Vice-Presidency for science and technology affairs and cooperation of cooperating organizations will be prepared. The “research and development, commercialization and innovation section of the country” includes all research and development, commercialization and innovation activities of agencies and industries of the country.