Mehr state news agency reported on May 4 the story of Mr. Chavosh Azizi Koutanai, the inventor of artificial intelligence for drilling equipment, injections and related operations who came in second in the International Competitions of Geneva 2011 in Nuremburg, Germany. He is from the city of Qaemshahr, Mazandaran Province (northern Iran).
Koutanai said that despite his scientific experience and many articles as an inventor he has yet to earn his rightful place in Iran and at the age of 35 he has been unemployed for 10 years.
Speaking on the competition of Geneva inventors he said: This competition is among the most prestigious events for inventors worldwide and is of great importance scientifically and trade-wise.
This young inventor could not obtain a visa to travel to Switzerland for the 2016 competition after a lack of support from his government. Also, since he was not introduced by the scientific circles of Iran, preventing him to participate in the competition.
He had to defend his invention in the competition via the internet. He said: “Since I was not present, I lost the special award worth 10,000 Euros in this competition”.
Omran Alizadeh, head of the paramilitary Bassij in Gilan, northern Iran, who was interviewed by Tasnim News Agency on April 17 said: “The employment has not increased but there has been a marked increase in unemployment among university graduates and individuals with higher educations. Statistics show that the number of educated people who are unemployed was 750,000 two years ago, but reached one million last [Persian] year”.