Welcome to Qatar Innovation Community

The Qatar Innovation Community (QIC) was established to accelerate innovation across Qatar and to create new solutions for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ and beyond. Our work will not only enhance the fan experience at the tournament; it will generate the knowledge, investment, sustainable start-ups and world-class talent that will improve Qatar’s global position.

The most important outcome of the QIC will be the creation of a sustainable and effective national innovation ecosystem – one which will accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship in Qatar, create competitive advantages in global markets and lead to quality of life improvements for Qatar’s citizens.

The QIC will benefit Qatar, and will serve as a beacon of innovation and entrepreneurship in the region, Asia and globally.

What is QIC?

The QIC is a national platform, which enables and accelerates innovation through the collaboration and interaction of five key pillars that make up Qatar’s innovation system

Capital
(financial
industry)
Contribute capital and economic resources to ensure innovations can be developed and commmercialized within the market
Government
Accelerate innovation in Qatar through effective policies, regulatory environment and collaboration with the private sector
Industry
Invest and develop innovation projects targeting a positive ROI
Entrepreneurship
Create new business and innovative value proposition with potential global impact
Academia
(knowledge
industry)
Enable the effective flow of added value knowlege to industry and private companies to generate innovate solutions

Key Strategic Elements

  • The IC will create shared value for stakeholders to deliver an economic and social return on investment and differentiate Qatar as the most preferred destination for innovation
  • Organizing Qatar’s ecosystem to facilitate home-grown innovation to make a global impact
  • Bridging the gap between home-grown innovations and sustainable competitiveness of Qatar
  • Developing national innovation intelligence to use knowledge capital and talent in a smart fashion to address Qatar’s national priorities
  • A unique self-learning and agile ecosystem which addresses the true needs of Qatar using home-grown innovation
  • Effective catalyst to accelerate stakeholder collaboration and innovation

Vision Statement

Developing home-grown innovation capability and knowledge capital through an integrated ecosystem addressing national priorities and enhancing Qatar's global competitiveness and brand.

Goals & Objectives

Core

Enablers

Stakeholders

The QIC Stakeholders membership is growing all the time. Currently the membership includes:

Contact info

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Core

Goal: Contribute to Qatar's socioeconomic development plans through the identification and commercilization of new
  • Enable an innovation-driven entrepreneurship ecosystem in Qatar, by fostering identification, incubation and commercialization of new businesses
  • Support the full lifecycle of new businesses and start-ups including access to global markets
  • Promote the development of an agile and self-sustaining scheme for innovation incentives and venture/seed capital funds
Goal: Enhance the Qatari brand through innovative solutions in the sport and event management industries
  • Create innovative solutions through a Sports Subcommittee, aligned to national needs and priorities
  • Create innovative solutions through a Major-Event Subcommittee, aligned with the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ needs and defining an innovative customer journey
  • Develop an international communications plan to attract new stakeholders and elevate the Qatar’s national brand

Enablers

Goal: Contribute to Qatar's socioeconomic development plans through the identification and commercilization of new
  • Enable an innovation-driven entrepreneurship ecosystem in Qatar, by fostering identification, incubation and commercialization of new businesses
  • Support the full lifecycle of new businesses and start-ups including access to global markets
  • Promote the development of an agile and self-sustaining scheme for innovation incentives and venture/seed capital funds
Goal: Enhance the Qatari brand through innovative solutions in the sport and event management industries
  • Create innovative solutions through a Sports Subcommittee, aligned to national needs and priorities
  • Create innovative solutions through a Major-Event Subcommittee, aligned with the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ needs and defining an innovative customer journey
  • Develop an international communications plan to attract new stakeholders and elevate the Qatar’s national brand