QRDI Council Announces Qatar-UK Collaboration On AI

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Doha, Qatar: Qatar Research, Development, and Innovation (QRDI) Council, in partnership with the British Embassy in Doha, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), and the AI Committee of the Ministry of Communications and Information technology (MCIT), has announced a call for project proposals under the Gulf Strategy Fund (GSF) 2024-2025, scoping project on Qatar-UK Collaboration on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Submissions are due by August 12, 2024.

Proposals should aim to identify and scope practical and ambitious ways to enhance Qatar-UK cooperation, supporting both countries' respective AI and critical technologies strategies.

Eng. Omar Al Ansari, QRDI Council's Secretary-General, said:“This initiative aims to advance bilateral cooperation in AI, leveraging both countries' combined expertise and initiatives like Qatar's Digital Vision 2030 and the UK's significant investments in AI research and development. Working on this project in partnership with MoFA and MCIT as well as British Embassy in Doha will be beneficial for strengthening the bilateral relationship between RDI communities in Qatar and the UK and facilitate the exchange of experience and knowledge to achieve our common goals.”

The project is set to run from September 2024 to March 2025, with funds ranging from £50,000 to £80,000, led by the British Embassy in Doha and co-designed with QRDI Council, MoFA, and MCIT's AI Committee. Focusing on building and scaling AI ecosystems, as well as enhancing the bilateral relationships between Qatar and UK, the project aims to utilise local RDI talent in Qatar, by encouraging the awarded implementers to include Qatari graduates to support their professional development and analyse Qatar-UK collaboration opportunities to launch AI-enabled companies and integrate AI into existing enterprises.


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