As the developer and overseer of Qatar’s national research, development and innovation (RDI) strategy, QRDI Council mobilizes partners across government, academia and industry to transform Qatar’s innovation ecosystem. QRDI aims to make Qatar a hub for Innovation as a driver for productivity and growth, as we advance the country’s innovation agenda.
QRDI Council works closely with stakeholders in five national priority areas, collaborating with them to identify opportunities for innovators.
Qatar Open Innovation
A flagship program developed and launched by QRDI Council, Qatar Open Innovation connects partners in Qatar, such as government agencies and large local enterprises with a global pool of innovators and technical experts.
Qatar Open Innovation offers a unique opportunity to develop breakthrough technologies and solutions for priority sectors in Qatar. Innovators stand to obtain funding of up to $150,000 to develop, pilot and test their prototypes in collaboration with a strategic entity in Qatar.
After a successful pilot, innovators have a chance to explore the following opportunities:
- Follow on development funding
- Commercial agreement
- Joint venture
- Other commercial opportunities
Through the program, innovators also gain access to new markets, and can obtain support in establishing their business in Qatar or forming official partnerships to help launch or expand their ventures.
Opportunity Owners engaging with the program benefit by obtaining access to a wide pool of innovators and potential innovations that meet their operational or strategic needs, and enjoy a host of support services offered by QRDI Council.
Find out more about Opportunity Owners featured in the OIQ program:
KAHRAMAA is the sole transmission and distribution system owner and operator (TDSOO) for the electricity and water sectors in Qatar. Its mission to provide high quality, sustainability electricity, it aims to set global benchmarks for performance, technological innovation, environmental sustainability and social responsibility in the sector.
Considered Qatar’s investment arm in the food and agribusiness sectors, Hassad Food has strategic commercial investments in Australia, Canada, Turkey, Oman, and others. In Qatar, it owns multiple subsidiaries that directly manage the company’s key investments. Hassad also plays an important role in crisis management, as well as research and development, with the aim of supporting the country achieve food security.
Visit Hassad Food corporate website at: https://www.hassad.com/English/Pages/default.aspx
Milaha is a Qatari Public Shareholding Company with the diversity to deliver seamlessly integrated transport and supply chain solutions. Today, with an expanding fleet, state-of-the art equipment, well-trained manpower and world-class partners, we're competing to become a globally recognised player in maritime and logistics services.
Qatar Open Innovation currently features four opportunities. Explore them below and submit your proposal!