QU College Of Pharmacy Hosts First Entrepreneurship Day

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula

Doha, Qatar: In cooperation with the Office of Strategic Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (SIEED) at Qatar University (QU), the College of Pharmacy at QU organised its first Entrepreneurship Day, which targets college students aiming to consolidate on leadership and innovation to face future challenges and contribute to achieving Qatar National Vision 2030.

The workshop contributed to the enrichment of educational and dialogue sessions through a group of the brightest entrepreneurship specialists.

This includes the Associate Director for Entrepreneurial Transformation at SIEED, Dr. Lotfi Belkhair, and the international expert in entrepreneurial transformation and commercialization of innovations in higher education, Gordon McConnell. Entrepreneur, Dr. Walid Kronfleh, narrated and discussed his personal experience with students as an entrepreneur in pharmacy and biomedicine in the United States and Qatar.

Dr. Feras Alali, Dean of College of Pharmacy stated,“I am inspired by the creativity and ambition of our students and faculty who dare to challenge conventional norms. Today, we honour the pioneering minds who believe in the transformative power of entrepreneurship, as they embark on a journey to revolutionise the world of pharmacy. By harnessing the principles of entrepreneurship, we can amplify our impact, drive innovation, and create sustainable solutions to address the evolving challenges of our society.”

Dr. Mahmoud Abdulwahed, Director of SIEED and Secretary of the Board of Directors of QU's Holding Company (QU Holding) stated:“We are very glad to collaborate with the leading QU College of Pharmacy on innovation and entrepreneurial activities for students, faculty, and researchers. Events like these are effective methods of nurturing entrepreneurial spirit among the College of Pharmacy community. It is also one of the first steps towards encouraging students to initiate pharmaceutical startups, which would be a unique addition to the national innovation and knowledge economy ecosystem, as such kind of deep technology startups are scarce in Qatar as well as in the GCC region.” Participating students contributed effectively to enriching the dialogue and engaging in a constructive and promising discussion with the session directors. The programme resulted in a pilot project proposal submitted by the student Fatima Nazar to the University's Strategic Innovation Office.


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