Developed and launched by QRDI Council, the Qatar Open Innovation (QOI) program connects strategic entities within Qatar (Opportunity Owners), such as government agencies and large local enterprises with a global pool of innovators and technical experts. QRDI Council works with local Opportunity Owners to identify and frame these opportunities, issue innovation calls, evaluate submitted proposals, and award winners to pilot innovative solutions.
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 $100,000 to develop, pilot and test their prototypes in collaboration with a strategic entity in Qatar.
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.