East Azarbaijan Science & Technology Park (EASTP) was founded in 2002 in the city of Tabriz, capital of East Azerbaijan province in the northwest of Iran. As one of the country's largest cities with a population of over 1.7 million, Tabriz is an industrial hub along The Silk Road and a gateway to Europe and the Middle East. The city boasts several universities and industrial centers, providing a rich talent pool and a highly skilled workforce.
The main mission of EASTP is to increase collaboration between the main industries and universities in the region, thus fostering innovation, creativity and development. Bringing together these innovation actors in a supportive environment helps to speed up the rate of technology transfer and the birth of high-potential startups. EASTP has so far supported 664 startups and is currently host to 371 innovation-based companies. With the support of these companies, a total of more than 5,000 jobs have been created directly. The park has established 16 incubation and innovation centers in Tabriz and other cities of the province.
Having the main role in the socio-economic development of the province with a share of 10% in the province's GDP is the vision and horizon of the year 2030.