IROST consists of seven research departments which represent the backbone of its scientific activities. The breadth of research across IROST’s departments is fueled by over 250 qualified researchers and experts who are developing innovative, research-driven solutions to critically important national and international challenges.
IROST publishes four scientific journals in English , namely, the Journals of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell , Advances in Environmental Technology , Particle Science and Technology and Advanced Research in Microbial Metabolites and Technology. It also publishes two journals of Technology Development Management and New Food Technologies in persian. The Journal of Advances in Environmental Advances is indexed on the Scopus international database.
IROST organizes the Khwarizmi International Award (KIA) annually to acknowledge the efforts made by researchers, innovators and inventors from across the globe and to appreciate their outstanding research work and contributions to different fields of science and technology. The laureates of the KIA are selected from among the internationally distinguished scientists and researchers contributing to the advancement of science and technology.
IROST’s Technology Incubator is home to over 120 technology-based startup companies. The objective of the Incubation is to support the startups for technology development, entrepreneurship and business growth.Established in 2004, the Incubator supports the growth and development of selected high potential startups through offering office space, related equipment, connections and consulting, technical and mentoring services.
Persian Type Culture Collection (PTCC) was established as a subset of Biotechnology Department at IROST in 1988. PTCC is a nonprofit biological resource center whose mission is to provide and preserve the authenticated microorganisms for research in the area of biotechnology and life sciences. This center is a member of World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) and the UNESCO Microbial Resources Centers Network (MIRCEN).