Nour Mohammad Mohammadi

He was only 5 years old when his family sought asylum in Iran. The civil war in Afghanistan between the then-interim government and Taliban forced him and his family to find shelter in Iran. His father took up a job as the nightguard of an automobile repair shop and they were allowed to live there. At age 13, he began working as an apprentice mechanic in the repair shop. He had to work: his family was poor and he had no way but to support them. He worked during the day and pursued his studies at a night school. It was during this period that his love of cars and mechanics began to blossom. When he got his high school diploma, he went through unimaginable hardship to work his way into the Shiraz Applied Science University and receive a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. In 2012, he registered his first invention. At this point, he was still a mechanic at the same repair shop in which he had lived and worked throughout his teenage years.

It has now been four years since he founded a knowledge-based company located in the Science and Technology Park of Fars Province. His company has been selected as the highest-ranked among several similar companies based in the park. He is now credited with seven inventions and has thus far launched fifteen patented technological products into mass production. In recognition for his company's contributions and his own inventions, Nour Mohammad Mohammadi has twice received the level 2 award of Iran's National Elites Foundation (INEF) from the Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology Affairs.