The research activities of the Institute for Technology Studies are organized in line with three main policies:
Firstly, network formation and establishing interactions with national and international actors of technology studies institutes;
Secondly, focusing on research management (instead of doing research independently).
Last but not least is the focus on working as a means of development to help establish, expand and improve institutions required for science, technology and innovation in Iran.
Based on the first two policies mentioned above it can be concluded that the Institute of Technology is a small and agile.
As for research policies of the institute, the main research issues and cooperation opportunities in the Institute of Technology are as follows:
- Science, technology and innovation policy-making
- Studies in Islamic-Iranian development pattern
- Diplomacy of technology
- Knowledge-based economy
- Technology Management and transfer
- Commercialization of science and technology