With Qatar’s national priorities at its core, the Qatar Foundation Research, Development, and Innovation (QF RDI) division is at the forefront of the nation’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. By identifying and addressing challenges across ICT, energy, environment, healthcare, and agribusiness sectors, QF RDI is accelerating Qatar’s economic development through the commercialization of market-ready technologies and the creation of new high-tech products and services. For more information please visit

Qatar National Research Strategy 2012

The Qatar National Research Strategy 2012 (QNRS 2012) reflects extensive input from Qatar’s research leadership, researchers and other stakeholders. The QNRS vision is that Qatar will be a leading center for research and development excellence and innovation.

Registration Opens for Arab Innovation Academy

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation Research, Development and Innovation, has opened registration for the second edition of its Arab Innovation Academy (AIA) – the largest entrepreneurship boot-camp of its kind in the region that will see participants establish a startup

WCM-Q Team Reveals Secrets of The Date Palm

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar (WCM-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, can now predict whether a date palm seed will produce a male or female plant with effectively 100 percent accuracy – with huge implications for the commercial use of the plant.


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