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.

Team Members

University
Government
Corporate
Risk Capital
Entrepreneur

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

Hamad Al-Kuwari
Champion
Managing Director, Qatar Science and Technology Park
Haya Al-Ghanim
Champion
Innovation Director, Qatar Science and Technology Park
Zeyad Al-Jaidah
Owner, Techno-Q
Hamad Al-Kubaisi
Executive Director of Advisory Services, Qatar Development Bank
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Entrepreneurship Manager
Fatma Al-Nuaimi
Legacy Senior Manager, Supreme Committee on Delivery and Legacy
Aisha Al-Romaihi
Engagement Executive, Qatar Business Incubation Center
Oscar Liebana
Projects Advisor - Special Projects, Supreme Committee on Delivery and Legacy

Team Strategy

  • Challenge & Opportunity
  • Strategy & Action
  • Ongoing Progress
  • 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
  • Strategic Intervention(s):
    • 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
  • Executive Summary:

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Core Regional Metrics

Economic & Social Progress

Social progress and economic prosperity as a collective measure of development in a region.

Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystems are regional environments that effectively support startups focused on addressing global markets based on technological, process or business model innovation.

Innovation Capacity

Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.

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Performance

Demand

-Nature of established companies in region

People

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Policy

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Funding

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Culture & Community

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Infrastructure

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Entrepreneurial Capacity

Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.

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Policy

-New business creation policy
-Business law and business policy

Demand

-Government, corporate and consumer demand for new products and services

People

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Performance

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Funding

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Culture & Community

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Infrastructure

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