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QRDI Council leads Discussion on the Role of Universities in creating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Veteran Panelists from MIT School of Management, Qatar University, and Imperial College of London are expected to Enrich the Discussion on the 8th of February

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  2. 01 Feb 2023

Doha, Qatar, 1 Feb, 2023: As part of its efforts to boost national research and innovation capabilities, Qatar Research Development and Innovation Council (QRDI) hosts a webinar titled “Education, Research and Service – now Startups too?” on the 8th of February from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm Interested individuals can register to attend through the following link:

This webinar stems from “The Spotlight On” Series, which brings together government policymakers, research and innovation funding agencies, academics, entrepreneurs, and industry experts to share their experiences and insights and address important issues which impact the RDI ecosystem.

During this coming webinar,Dr. Francis Yeoh, Senior Advisor, QRDI and Professor for Entrepreneurship at the National University of Singapore, will be moderating the discussion between three experts; Prof. Dame Fiona Murray DCMG CBE, who holds several positions as William Porter Professor of Entrepreneurship, Associate Dean of Innovation + Inclusion, and MIT School of Management Director, and MIT Office of Innovation HQ, Scholar-in-Residence, The Engine. The other two distinguished panelists are Ben Mumby-Croft, Director of Entrepreneurship, Imperial College London, and Dr. Lotfi Belkir, Associate Director of Entrepreneurial Transformation, Qatar University.

Academic institutions play a critical role in educating the next generation of talent needed for society. Increasingly, many institutions are also embarking on various programs to help their students'’ become innovators and entrepreneurs. This webinar aims to explore these roles in more detail and understand what best practices exist in some of the world’s leading universities that led to positive outcomes.