The Qatar Research, Development, and Innovation Council (QRDI) is responsible for developing and implementing the QRDI2030 National Strategy and providing funding to build and strengthen the research and innovation ecosystem in Qatar.
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a program used successfully for many years in the UK to bring technical and project management expertise from institutions of higher learning to benefit private companies. It involves the attachment to a private company of a competent person hired by the university to help the company implement a project. The cost of the partnership is partially supported by a government grant.
QRDI has developed a similar program for Qatari companies called Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Qatar or KTP-Q.