Funded Open Innovation Program with QRDI – 4 Innovation Challenges

NineSigma together with the Qatar’s national research, development and innovation (QRDI), are glad to announce their new collaboration starting in 2022 and have the pleasure to invite scientists, researchers, engineers, technology innovators, start-ups, SMEs & large corporations all over the word to participate in the challenges by submitting their proposals.

About Qatar Open Innovation

As the developer and overseer of Qatar’s national research, development and innovation (RDI) strategy, QRDI Council mobilizes partners across government, academia and industry to transform Qatar’s innovation ecosystem. QRDI aims to make Qatar a hub for Innovation as a driver for productivity and growth, as we advance the country’s innovation agenda.

A flagship program developed and launched by QRDI Council, Qatar Open Innovation connects partners in Qatar, such as government agencies and large local enterprise with a global pool of innovators and technical experts.

With up to $1 million in funding available to winners, this is a unique opportunity to develop breakthrough technologies and solutions for a variety of priority sectors in Qatar.

QRDI Council works closely with strategic entities in Qatar to ideate and frame opportunities, issue innovation calls, evaluate submitted proposals, and award a winner to pilot solutions. Winners stand to obtain funding of up to $1 million to develop, pilot and test their prototypes in Qatar.

Through Qatar Open innovation, winners will 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.

Find out more about QRDI Council

Opportunity Owners

Through Qatar Open Innovation, Opportunity Owners in Qatar have access to a global talent pool, and can solicit innovations that solve their specific operational or strategic challenges.

Hassad Food: Considered Qatar’s investment arm in the food and agribusiness sectors, has strategic commercial investments in Australia, Canada, Turkey, Oman, and others. In Qatar, it owns multiple subsidiaries that directly manage the company’s key investments. Hassad also plays an important role in crisis management, as well as research and development, with the aim of supporting the country achieve food security.

NineSigma together with QRDI, are seeking amazing proposals! Make sure not to miss the deadlines to submit your ideas through our client’s gallery on Ninesights.

To find out more about more details about the challenges: Gallery: Qatar Research, Development and Innovation Council Gallery.

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