Hasan Khakbaz has been the Vice-President of Isfahan Science and Technology Town (ISTT) since 2016. ISTT is the first pioneering science town in Iran, with more than 500 knowledge-based companies. He worked for ISTT for more than 13 years as director of the planning and budgeting department, advisor to the ISTT president, deputy-president for planning, budgeting, public relations and international affairs, and vice-president for technology support. He has written and contributed to many articles related to science parks and business incubators and has spoken at numerous international seminars and conferences around the world. He was also Executive Secretary of 35th IASP World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation in 2018, a Steering Committee member of the IASP 2017 World Conference, and Secretary of the ASPA 2011 International Conference on Science Parks. He is a relationship builder, forming connections with others and has a vast network of contacts.