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Qatar Research, Development and Innovation Council to Host Webinar on Corporate Innovation Models for Business Growth

Press Release September 21, 2022

Doha, Qatar, September 21, 2022: The Qatar Research, Development and Innovation Council (QRDI) will host a webinar, "Corporate Innovation as a Competitive Tool: Is Open Innovation an effective form of Corporate Innovation?", on Monday, September 26, 2022, at 4:00pm Doha time. As part of QRDI’s “Spotlight On” series, the webinar will feature several distinguished panelists to discuss how companies use various Corporate Innovation Models, including Open Innovation to accelerate business growth.

Participants will gain dedicated insights into Open Innovation and its role in promoting collaboration between internal and external players, offering opportunities to leverage external knowledge and Research and Development, and contributing to Qatar’s economy. Panelists will also detail QRDI’s function in supporting businesses to adopt Open Innovation in their operations.

The webinar will be moderated by Ms. Rachel Chalmers, Managing Director of Corporate Innovation at Alchemist Accelerator – a QRDI partner and top-ranked Silicon Valley thought leader and connector of leading enterprises with early-stage businesses. Panelists include Ms. Haya Al Ghanim, Director of Innovation Programs at the QRDI Council; Mr. Kamran Siddiqui, Senior Director of Strategy at Ooredoo Qatar; and Mr. Mariano Amartino, Microsoft Startups Director for Americas.

QRDI’s “Spotlight On” series continually highlights the successes, opportunities, and transformations in the local and global research, development, and innovation ecosystems. The series is aligned with the mission of the QRDI Strategy 2030 to establish Qatar as a global hub for innovation.






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