QSTP Accelerator
Submission Deadline05/25/2016
Description

Where Research Goes To Work

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), is Qatar’s primary technology start-up incubator and technology development accelerator, fostering the environment required for commercialisation of research and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. QSTP focuses on four themes as per the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS) announced in 2012; Energy, Environment, Health Sciences and Information & Communication Technologies. QSTP is located in Qatar Foundation's Education City and has access to the resources of its cluster of leading research universities.

Members within the QSTP Free Zone include SMEs, international corporations and research institutions, which have collectively committed to investing in new programs, creating intellectual property, enhancing technology management skills and developing innovative new products in line with the QNRS. QSTP supports QF R&D’s economic and human development objectives for Qatar and is increasingly being recognized as an international hub for applied research, innovation, incubation and entrepreneurship.

QSTP Accelerator is an innovation/technology based accelerator in Qatar where aspiring entrepreneurs, financially supported and advised by QSTP, can spend approximately three months to shape up their ideas. The Accelerator program runs for a duration of 12-weeks and combines funding with intensive mentoring and training. Awardees accepted into the program gain access to mentors, office space and resources to help entrepreneurs quickly scale their business.

Entrepreneurs entering the Accelerator will have 3 main objectives:

-Create a very rough conceptual prototype

-Verify whether their idea is commercially viable

-Pitch the idea to potential investors.

For more information, please visit the QSTP website at www.qstp.org.qa.

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