Networking among actors of science, technology and innovation ecosystem is a continuous action so Science and Technology Exchange Program (STEP) in Islamic countries will be held continuously by Mustafa science and technology foundation.

The program hosted by different Islamic countries twice a year and will be held simultaneous with the Mustafa(pbuh) Prize ceremony in the Iran every two years. Till now it has been held in three countries (Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan) except Iran; The first and the third STEP, in 2015 and 2017, respectively, were held in cooperation with the Islamic World Academy of Sciences and various universities and scientific centers, in Tehran, simultaneous with Mustafa(PBUH) Prize Award Ceremony. The second STEP was held on Nanotechnology in Putrajaya, 2016, in collaboration with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Young Scientists Network, and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. The fourth STEP was held on Water, Energy, and Health in Muscat, 2018, hosted by Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). The fifth STEP was held on Communicable Disease and Non-Communicable Disease in Karachi, 2019, in collaboration with the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi ; and recently, the sixth STEP, in 2019, was held in cooperation with fourteen reputable educational universities and research centers, in Tehran, simultaneous with the third Mustafa(PBUH) Prize Award Ceremony.

Educational and research centers interested in hosting STEP can contact this email address ( for further information.