About Festival


Many scientists and researchers worldwide are showing increasing interest in stem cell sciences and technologies and their application in regenerative medicine. Stem cell and RegMed market has grown exponentially over the last decade. The incredible increase in investments in stem cell and RegMed research by big pharmaceutical companies have been quite impressive. The inspiring advances made by the I.R. Iran in this area of science, in spite of rather trivial investments, well demonstrates the great potentials available in the country. Iran, at present, ranks 1st in the Middle East region in terms of scientific publications and production in the field of stem cell sciences and regenerative medicine.

Given their unique regenerative abilities, stem cells offer new potentials for treating various diseases. However, much work remains to be done in the laboratory and the clinic to understand how to use these cell-based therapies to treat diseases. Hence, stem cell research is a high priority area in the "Group of Basic and Applied Sciences" under the Chapter 3 of the "Comprehensive Scientific Map of I.R. Iran". Therefore, increased investment in stem cell and RegMed research and public promotion through scientific-cultural programs can further boost the position of this area of science. 

On the verge of the tenth year of the establishment of Iranian Council for Development of Stem Cell Sciences and Technologies, the "3rd National Festival and International Congress on Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine" will be held by this council on November 24 to December 1, 2018; with effective cooperation of scientific and academic communities, institutions and organizations. The festival is focused on 3 general scopes including research, education, and technology. This unique scientific event includes 9 components comprising: 



International Congress

Educational Workshops

Innovation Think Tank

National Award

Knowledge-Based Co. Exhibition


Startup Weekend

University Associations Forum

Student Symposium



This year’s festival scientific perspective basically involves:

1.     Applied Technologies for Stem Cell Research

2. Immune Cell Therapy

3. Gene Therapy and Gene Editing

4. Organoids in Disease Modeling and Development

5. Pluripotency and Reprogramming

6. Biomaterials and Devices

7. Tissue Engineering

8. Cell Banking

9. Cell Signaling and Cell-Derived Vesicles

10. Clinical Trials and Regenerative Medicine Interventions

11. Commercialization of Cell-Based and Regenerative Products

12. Ethical, Legal and Social Issues



Hopefully, this scientific gathering would serve as a platform to promote stem cell sciences and technologies.


Goals of the Festival: 

Science and technology exchange in stem cell and regenerative medicine between experts worldwide

Presenting latest scientific achievements through keynote lectures and paper presentations

Exchanging modern technologies through collaboration between companies and experts

Educating interested individuals about cell sciences and RegMed topics through various workshops

Promoting and commercializing cell and tissue-based products of knowledge-based companies

Brainstorming the thought of knowledge-based economy in the field of stem cell sciences and regenerative medicine             through start-up weekend

Attracting the attention of high school students to this field of science through a Student symposium



Scientific lectures by leading national and international researchers in the field of stem cells and RegMed, are an integral part of the scientific content. This major national and international event, together with the latest scientific advances in this field in Iran and around the world, is an appropriate venue for gathering and exchanging scientific and commercial experiences in the field of stem cells and RegMed among those involved in this new knowledge and technology and industry owners, besides providing investors and the government with an opportunity to support scientists, intellectuals and activists to make this field more prominent.

The Stem Cell Science and Technology Development Team invites all enthusiasts, as well as academics, students, scholars, and experts in the field of stem cell and RegMed, to participate in the 3rd National Festival and the International Congress of Science, and contribute to scientific richness of this great national and international event, and this growing technology and knowledge in a much more productive partnership.









Chairman Welcome Message

In the name of God

Development of science and technology is one of the most important policies mentioned by the Supreme Leader, which guarantees country's growth and prosperity.

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General Secretary Welcome Message

In the name of the creator

The 3rd National Festival and the International Congress on Stemcells andregenerative medicine is a scientific and technological event that with the trust in the Almighty Allah and with the help of scholars and experts in the field of regenerative medicine and cellular sciences will be a turning point in the country’s developments based on modern technologies. 

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Sponsors of the Festival

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