The regional focus of MIT REAP Team Qatar was on the country as a whole. Qatar Science and Technology Park is the backbone organization. The team is also represented by government and university stakeholders, including Qatar Business Incubation Center, Qatar Development Bank, and Qatar Science and Technology Park.
Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model
Champion Managing Director, Qatar Science and Technology Park
Champion Innovation Director, Qatar Science and Technology Park
Executive Director of Advisory Services, Qatar Development Bank
Legacy Senior Manager, Supreme Committee on Delivery and Legacy
Engagement Executive, Qatar Business Incubation Center
Projects Advisor - Special Projects, Supreme Committee on Delivery and Legacy
Challenge & Opportunity
Strategy & Action
Opportunity to build an innovation cluster around soccer and customer experiences as it relates to sporting events
Use the FIFA World Cup 2022 as a catalyst to develop new technologies
Working to involve all stakeholders
MOU completed among all major stakeholders to develop a stronger cluster of innovation and entrepreneurship starting at the university level
MOUs between Qatar Airways, Minister of Finance and others
Building out services that provide entrepreneurs in Qatar with proper services and support for their project proposals (i.e. iShop, iConsortium, iEntrepreneurship)
Metrics of Success:
Measuring success through strong diversity in stakeholders committed to the team’s plan, outside investment and projects launched as a result of the team’s initiatives
Core Regional Metrics
Economic & Social Progress
Social progress and economic prosperity as a collective measure of development in a region.
Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystems are regional environments that effectively support startups focused on addressing global markets based on technological, process or business model innovation.
Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.