SiLab is Here!
SiLab is the innovation center of Araz Silicon Industries in innovative and creative silicon startups which will be effective in building the future by supporting and empowering the elites and developing advanced technologies. SiLab is innovation and investment center of Araz Silicon Industries which invests in high-tech startups with the focus on silicon value chain. Creative and innovative startups which care the development of silicon products especially polymers and improvement of extraction processes of polysilicon, wafer, solar cell and silicon polymers. In SiLab Academy, workshops and training courses are held and the aim of academy is to create a space where talented people in this field communicate with each other and use their talents and abilities to improve technological infrastructure and develop technology. In SiLab Academy, leading and experienced domestic and foreign professors and teachers are invited for teaching and holding the courses. Technology development with the goal of supporting scientific studies and projects and solving the challenges existing in the industry is one of the main activities of SiLab which results in production and development of new silicon products with advanced technologies. Domestic and international patent of the new products is performed in line with these activities. One of the other main activities of SiLab is the invitation of young entrepreneurs to create and develop new businesses. To achieve this goal, a program titled “SiLab Startup Camp” is held once every year. In this program, persons enroll individually and after their resumes are reviewed, they are invited to attend the Startup Camp to create their startups and reach them to implementation and market stage. Market of silicon polymers-based products and development of technologies to produce them as well as improving production methods of polysilicon and wafer is very lucrative in today’s world. Interestingly, in this science and technology ecosystem, manufacturing factories are ahead due to being newly-founded. In fact, Araz Silicon Industries as the flagbearer of industrial silicon production in the Middle East attempts to add to the production and expansion of products based on this basis by gaining ever increasing knowledge. As we have launched a knowledge based factory, we intend to have an impact in building the future by using SiLab potentials across silicon chain path which brings about the participation of many elites. Startups which have reached to products and are getting closer to the stage of entering the market attract capital from SiLab. In addition to invest in domestic manufacturing startups, SiLab investment team meticulously reviews the startups which work on silicon value chain.
Your best + My best = Our best
SiLab Silicon Startup Camp is a startup program in which university students, specialists and activists of specialized field are invited to build their teams and develop their products with the support of Araz Silicon. In this program, accepted people enter a product development phase after attending in a team building course and choosing their teams. During the program, established teams benefit from services which can be effective in their success as a startup and enter the market more quickly by using them. If your expertise is in the fields of electricity power engineering, chemistry, metallurgy, energy, mechanics and/or mine, you can attend in this program and build your technology-driven startup with the help your teammates and collaboration of SiLab.
Building network among talented, active, dynamic and skillful individuals and groups in the industry together with training, workshop and events
SiLab Academy has been created with the aim of building a network among talented individuals in the field of technology and products of silicon value chain. In SiLab Academy, training courses, workshops and events are held which the purpose of these activities is to train individuals interested in these fields. Araz Silicon Industris Academy identifies the talents using the knowledge and experience of the specialists of successful businesses and turns them to effective future leaders and creates wealth from the ideas.
Investment process by Araz Silicon Industries is as follows: the applicant sends their team resume and activity description through Investment Request Form and SiLab goes through the following process to review and invest:
- Initial review of files sent and making contact for holding initial technical meeting
- Technical assessment and decision-making in investment committee
- Meticulous assessment (technical, financial, legal and business)
- Deciding on investing in the relevant project in the Board’s meeting
- Commencement of the process to negotiate with the capital applicant
- Concluding the investment contract
Technological research and development department of Araz Silicon has been founded with the aim of removing the near and far future challenges of the industry by using the studies and theses of university students in different degrees and is the connecting bridge between different university students and researchers and the industry and technological companies, including SiLab, by explaining research moder method in the country. Objectives of this center are:
- Creating a long-term social impact using the studies of researchers
- Making a new economic model based on practical researches
- Making researches practical in order to create new technologies in the world and improve production methods
- Creating an appropriate ground for transferring innovative technologies to the industry and manufacturing technological products
- Orienting the researches to achieve real results
We are the solution
In practice, we are your colleague in providing technical proposals and intend to make your engineering process simpler. That is why we provide technical support services of engineers in different engineering field and help the engineers in assessing and choosing the solution and products
SiLab is the innovation center of Araz Silicon Industries in innovative and creative silicon startups which will be effective in building the future by supporting and empowering the elites and developing advanced technologies. SiLab is the innovation and investment center of Araz Silicon Industries which invests on high-tech startups with the focus on silicon value chain. Startups which has reached to product and getting closing to the stage of entering the market attract investment from SiLab. Also, investment team of Araz Silicon Industries carefully examines the startups working with silicon value chain in addition to investing on domestic production startups
Investment process by Araz Silicon Industries is as follows:
The applicant sends their team resume and activity description through Investment Request Form and SiLab will go through the following process to review and invest:
⦁ Initial review of the files sent and making contact for holding the initial technical meeting
⦁ Technical assessment and decision-making in Investment Committee
⦁ Meticulous assessment (technical, financial, legal and business)
⦁ Make decision regarding investing in the relevant project in the Board’s meeting
⦁ Commencement of the process of negotiating with capital applicant
⦁ Concluding the investment contract
We are the solution
One of the basic challenges of managers in the present era is the major focus on the topic of sustainable development. Sustainable development with different dimensions such as economic sustainability, social sustainability, political sustainability and environmental sustainability requires a holistic attitude, but the precedence of some of the plans and policymaking in any of the sustainable development axes is proportional to the requirements of the same region and country. On the other hand, social responsibility of the organizations and companies is not considered as an ethical requirement and/or social marketing only, but it is a major element in the missing loop of relationship between government’s policies and policies of the companies. This study, which has been conducted with Expert Delphi Approach and hierarchical analysis method in order to determine the priority of sustainable development dimensions as well as dimensions of social responsibility of managers, has been selected as the preferred choice considering the opinion of experts in social sustainability as the top criterion for sustainable development and managerial responsibility. Accordingly, recreation can be performed in managers’ roles in urban and industrial macro communities by prioritizing social sustainability as well as involving environmental strategies in the responsibilities of managers.
In the meantime and according to objectives announced by the United Nations Organization, from 2015 to 2030, all member states of the United Nations Organization must endeavor to achieve sustainable development indices in three national, regional and international levels. The United Nations Organization has determined and approved 17 macro objectives for achieving to sustainable goals which, inter alia, making sustainable use of oceans and seas, improving ecosystem and reviving the global participation in sustainable development are expressed as national and international upstream documents in the field of environment.
Undoubtedly, responsibility of organizations is not to be merely effective, but they must serve the community in which they operate. In line with this, social responsibility is essential for project management and includes all stages from zero and preliminary phase up to project implementation. In addition to physical plan and investment and production specifications, the managers must consider the side effects of the activities and allocate part of project resources to the issue of social responsibility and take care that harmful effects do not affect the peripheral environment. In today’s business paradigm, the key to sustainability of large companies is not only profitability for the shareholders and performing legal responsibility. But, beneficiaries expect that the company undertakes economic, social, environmental and ethical responsibilities and be transparent and accountable against them. Although petroleum and power industries have always attempted to reduce the negative impacts of activities of these industries in different regions by creating necessary welfare facilities and infrastructure, but the fact is that, despite these measures, people’s view regarding oil, electricity and water is not a good view yet and much more attempts must be made to improve this view. Although, this topic has much lesser progress in mine industries and much less measures have been taken in the form of sustainable development. In Araz, we believe that one of the good measures that have been taken in recent years and should be expanded, has been the empowerment of individuals which will be received strongly by people.
Social responsibility mainly encompasses corporate or organizational obligations for natural and social environment and puts these obligations alongside the economic activity of enterprise. The sprite of this type of responsibility is based on ethics and pays attention to interests of corporate or organizational beneficiaries beside economic interests. In the eyes of Global Center of Business Sustainable Development, social responsibility of companies must be performed well so that quality of life can be improved. On the other hand, the results from commitment to social responsibilities will include brand management and reputation, as many large companies of the world have serious activity in this field. It seems that success in performing social responsibilities requires a more scientific, smarter and more human attitude and we must deeply believe that no matter in which organization we are, we have a social mission.
Green economy and sustainable development cannot be achieved by the government alone and the role of people, popular institutes and private enterprises is undeniable. Meanwhile, role of companies and economic enterprises which play a role in production of goods and services in achieving to indices of sustainable development becomes more important every day. Corporate or organizational social responsibility falls in the scope of “business ethics” which refers to the role of companies and economic enterprises in the issues related to the community. Organizational social responsibility is a set of duties and obligations that the economic enterprise must perform them in line with preserving, taking care of and helping the community in which it operates. What is noticed in Azar Silicon Industries Campus is that “social responsibility” is not doing “charitable work” or “giving ransom” to certain local influential figures or irresponsible “distribution of money.” Usually, whenever it comes to social responsibility, the mechanism to satisfy the critics by “making them indebted” is immediately put in the agenda of some of managers of the companies. Whereas, “transparency” is considered as one of the principles of social responsibility of economic enterprises. In addition, these measures provide a mechanism for compensating social and environmental costs of extracting and processing activity of mineral substances at the first place and improves the relationship of Azar Silicon with the local communities and this way, economic risks of weak relationships with the local community are reduced and as a result, production operation does not suffer from delay or even stoppage; a point which has clearly been forgotten in oil and mineral economic activities in Iran or has gone astray due to misunderstanding about the concept of “social responsibility.” We intend to have a positive impact on Iran’s poor environment. So, we have found a way so that development not to be equal to destruction and intensifying inequality in the minds of people of this land. Accurate understanding of “social responsibility” is just one of these ways and not all of them. Our belief in Azar is to operationalize the plan to empower the individuals more than ever and this will certainly be received strongly by the people.