Today, Qatar seeks to leverage its best-in-class facilities, assets and capabilities to usher in a new era and a new legacy through its RDI agenda. Qatar is actively engaging in RDI activities, and there is space to grow this still. A focus on RDI is necessary but also exciting, as it dynamically impacts both the economic and social landscapes of Qatar. From an economic standpoint, Qatar’s RDI agenda seeks to provide a new stimulus to economic growth, as RDI acts as a lever towards greater productivity and output. At the same time, RDI allows existing businesses to boost their competitiveness, new R&D-intensive sectors to emerge, and the country’s export base to expand. Socially, RDI offers new and exciting employment opportunities not only for Qatar-based nationals and residents, but also for international RDI actors who choose Qatar as their preferred location to conduct RDI activity. Indeed, Qatar is an ideal destination given its strategic location, world-class research and academic infrastructure and the transformative RDI roadmap presented in Qatar’s 10-year national research, development and innovation strategy, QRDI 2030. Above all, RDI can lead to the discovery, development and deployment of solutions that address critical local and global challenges.