Without a shadow of a doubt, Qeshm Island is among the enormous stunning places to visit in Iran. This vast island, lying at the heart of the Persian Gulf with an area of about 1490 km2 and a population of over 150 thousand people, comprises a variety of natural and cultural heritage.

Persian Gulf Biotechnology Park (PGBP), committed to supporting startups and novel ideas in Qeshm Island, is going to hold the TANA event on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 (Day 21, 1401 SH), which aims to support project ideas addressing development priorities of the island in eight different categories (i.e., environment, city services, energy, animal husbandry, agriculture, fisheries, civil industry, and tourism).

The category “environment” is undoubtedly a top priority in this event. It is not surprising. Because more like a natural museum, the land of Qeshm Island, where three world biogeographical zones meet (i.e., Palearctic, Afrotropical, and Indo-Malay), and its surrounding coastal waters, which are nourished by runoff from Iranian highlands at the north, and by rich incoming currents from the Strait of Hormuz at the south, represent a variety of rich habitats and biodiversity.

Therefore, a selection committee consisting of professional environmentalists and experts, which QECI has been invited to be part of, will carefully review the submitted environmental proposals.

All of naturalists, environmentalists, and idea owners are invited to kindly submit their proposals for supporting the nature of Qeshm island. The application is open until Friday, January 6, 2023 (Day 16, 1401 SH). For more detail, putative applicants can contact Ms. Asma Daryanavard (daryanavard@pgbp.ir), head of the PGBP Incubator Center.