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Qatar Foundation’s Intellectual Property Policy was created to provide a set of general guidelines and principles for the protection, management and utilization of Intellectual Property (IP) generated by QF sponsorship in order to support the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

Under the Policy all institutions that have contributed towards the creation of IP, generously benefit from any net revenues received as a result of successful commercialization efforts of projects funded through Qatar National Research Fund. To learn more about Qatar Foundation’s IP Policy and distribution of IP revenues, please click here.

According to the IP policy, all Intellectual Property developed under any research project funded by QF is at least jointly owned by QF. As a result, all awarded institutions including their sub awardees from NPRP for cycle 7 and above, all NPRP-EP projects and all future cycles of JSREP, PDRA, GSRA are obligated to report IP resulting from projects funded by QNRF QF’s office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (IPTT). Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding submission of IP disclosures.

To learn more about what constitutes IP, when to report it and how to make a submission, please click here to download our guide to IP Submission.

To learn more about how IPTT evaluates and manages your IP to achieve commercialization, impact and inventor royalty sharing please click here to download our Inventor’s Guide. This guide is intended to provide a broad overview of the services available for researchers.