Dr Eghbal is Associate Professor of Tarbiat Modares University and CEO of Vision Consulting Group. He has been one of the pioneers for establishment of science and technology parks and incubators in Iran. He was the president of Isfahan Science and Technology Town (ISTT) and Deputy Minister of Technology in the Minister of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) until 2005. Dr Eghbal has been involved in the development of concept of incubation and science parks based on local conditions. He served as the member of Advisory Council of the International Association of Science Parks from 2008 to 2010. Dr Eghbal served as the President of West Asia and North Africa Division of IASP from 2014 to 2016.