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Regarding nanotechnology development in Iran in recent years, projects within the framework of technological collaborations between nanotechnology suppliers in small companies and its applicants (industrial companies) were formed. In carrying out these projects, often parties face with some challenges mainly in the implementation phase that reduce its effectiveness. This study has been conducted to explain the challenges of these projects. This study is a survey research and data is collected by questionnaires and interviews. In this study, first, dimensions and indicators of important technological barriers to technological collaboration in the field of nanotechnology have been identified by a literature review and semi-structured interviews. Then, the questionnaire was design to obtain, identify and rank the comments of main actors of the technological collaborations, most important obstacles and challenges. The results show: weakness of intermediary institutions indicators in connecting technological collaboration parties; the buyer doubts about the risks of using new technologies and organizational bureaucracy processes of large companies interacting with technology providers; are the major challenges and obstacles in technological collaboration.

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