Doha: Over the ten years, Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) has become a hub for scientific and technology innovation, tech-based entrepreneurship and high-tech businesses.
QSTP, part of Qatar Foundation Research, Development, and Innovation (QF RDI), has reached significant success as a Free Zone and Qatar's premier hub for applied research, technology innovation, incubation and entrepreneurship, said Yosouf Abdulrahman Saleh, Executive Director, QSTP, speaking to media yesterday.
'We foster a vibrant ecosystem that facilitates the development of new high-tech products and services, supports the commercialisation of market-ready technologies, and offers state-of-the-art offices and facilities specifically designed for tech-based companies, he said.
'We think about addressing the needs of the community. We support developing innovative products which can benefit people. QSTP is also linked with research institutions and we encourage research which can address issues being faced by our community, he added.
Members of QSTP's Free Zone, including international corporations, SMEs, and research institutions are collectively committed to investing in new technology development programs, creating intellectual property, enhancing technology management skills, and developing innovative new products. Total Research Centre Qatar (TRC-Q) is situated in QSTP since 2009. Total's seven worldwide research centres established in 2009 for the research dedicated to the Qatar and Middle East technical challenges. Initially focused mainly on geochemistry and carbonate reservoirs, TRC-Q today has branched out to other crossover technologies, collaborating with universities and the medical and space domains.
Yousef Al Jaber, Director, TRC-Q, said, 'Qatar is considered as a strategic branch. We are happy about what has been happening in the past ten years. The environment for research is convincing. The Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC), the first regional independent innovations institution that focuses on using emerging mobility and wireless technologies to deliver locally-engineered innovations to the market. QMIC is a strategic partner of QSTP.
Innovations at QMIC address the needs of a number of important market segments like Transportation, Environment, Utilities, and Sports, according to its Executive Director, Dr Adnan Abu Dayya. To demonstrate its progress, QMIC launched a number of solutions and initiatives including QMIC's Intelligent Sensing and M2M Services Platform (LabeebTM), the Intelligent Transportation, Road Safety & Logistics Services (MasarakTM), Environmental Air Quality Monitoring System (Hawa'akTM), Arabic eContent Delivery Platform (KutobiTM), and its leading Connected Cars Platform and applications.
Dr Mohammed Doumir, Founder of Vetosis, also shared his experience with QSTP. Vetosis is the only company in the region that invests in developing new veterinary technology and innovative solutions for animal health. The company's current project is the camel and horse lameness diagnosis system.
Saleh Saeed Safran, Co-Founder and CEO of Subol at QSTP said, that their flagship product ‘Samam LP' gas detector for homes and commercial properties is set to hit the market.
SUBOL is a Qatari technology startup dedicated to employ innovation and engineering methodologies to develop products that fulfil needs of the local and global markets.