QF Research, Development and Innovation

QF Research, Development and Innovation

The Qatar Foundation Research, Development, and Innovation (QF RDI) division’s role is to play an integral part in identifying and addressing challenges and opportunities across ICT, energy, environment, healthcare, and agribusiness, in alignment with Qatar’s national RDI strategy and priorities. QF RDI is at the forefront of Qatar’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, accelerating economic development through supporting the commercialization of market-ready technologies and facilitating the creation of new high-tech products and services.

QF RDI is responsible for translating Qatar’s national RDI strategy into specific initiatives and actions for Qatar Foundation’s (QF) RDI entities. It also directs their efforts in relation to economic value creation, knowledge transfer, and the establishment of mutually-beneficial national and international RDI partnerships.

The QF Vice President for Research, Development, and Innovation directly manages the operations of Qatar Science & Technology Park, Qatar Biobank, and the Qatar Genome Programme; while also being responsible for overseeing the RDI strategies and activities of other RDI-focused entities within QF – including Qatar’s national research institutes, QF partner universities, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, and Sidra Medicine – and ensuring they align with the overarching national RDI strategy. In this way, QF RDI aims to deliver maximum national benefit and global impact.

More information about QF RDI will be available soon on its new website.

For any inquiries, please send an email to rdcommunications@qf.org.qa.