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TRL and Qatar launch new innovative building block to help improve sustainability

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TRL, centre for innovation in transport and mobility, and Qatar’s Ministry of Municipalities and Environment has announced the launch of VegeBlock, a new innovative building block designed to help increase sustainability across the country’s construction segment

FameLab launched for second year

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Science, technology, engineering and math are fascinating subjects to learn, but not always the easiest of subjects to talk about, and that’s the idea behind FameLab, which was launched yesterday for the second year in Qatar, it was announced at a press conference yesterday attended by officials from the British Council and QNRF.

Qatar edition of FameLab competition launched

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The British Council, along with Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), has launched the second Qatar edition of the FameLab competition.
FameLab is a science communication competition initiated by Cheltenham Science Festivals in the UK. The Qatar edition is supported by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Qatar University and Hamad Bin Khalifa University.

Arab Innovators Send More Than 900 Proposals to Challenge 22

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The second edition of Challenge 22 has seen great demand as more than 900 proposals were sent from 10 Arab countries.
Innovators and entrepreneurs from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar topped the list of applicants with 236, 232 and 116 submissions respectively made to the innovation award launched by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC).

QU-CPH students’ projects win awards at regional forums

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Qatar University College of Pharmacy (QU-CPH) students achieved a number of wins for their research projects presented at two regional forums.
PharmD student Alya Babiker and MSc students Marwa El Bashir and Aisha Osman won first place at the “2nd Intravenous and Parenteral Nutrition Symposium” recently held in Abu Dhabi for their research entitled “Antimicrobial Stewardship in Cancer Patients: A Prospective Audit with Follow Up of Antimicrobial Therapy”.

New R&D Database of Qatar’s Research Equipment Enhances Awareness and Accessibility

R&D Asset Management Portal Developed to Support Research Projects and Collaborations

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An innovative and comprehensive online database of Qatar’s research equipment resources, designed to ensure they are shared and that their use is maximised among the nation’s research community, has been launched by Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D).

The R&D Asset Management Portal – which can now be accessed through QF R&D’s website - provides a detailed catalogue of the full scope of major research equipment within the laboratories and workshops of Qatar’s leading research institutions, and allows researchers to make quick, direct contact with the supervisors of these facilities in order to check the availability of this equipment and arrange access to it.

QNRF CWSP supports “Emerging Pathogens at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface"

Qatar University Biomedical Research Centre (QU-BRC) hosts workshop

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Qatar University Biomedical Research Centre (QU-BRC) hosted a workshop on “Emerging Pathogens at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface”. The event, which was supported by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), aimed to share latest scientific research findings and One Health training and outreach model systems against Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID), to establish a scientific network among ministries and professionals within Qatar and beyond, and to plan for a global congress on EID in Doha in 2017.

TAMUQ UREP student undergoes internship at CERN

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Texas A&M at Qatar (Tamuq) mechanical engineering student Fahad al-Thani was awarded a place in a summer internship at CERN in the Detector Technology Programme for eight weeks. Al-Thani who got funding from Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), is the second Qatari student to travel to Switzerland for a CERN internship after Abdulla al-Suwaidi in 2015. Al-Thani said the first six weeks of the internship consisted of attending lectures centred on the future accelerators technologies, several workshops and testing Gas Electron Multiplier detectors.

SC holds digital launch of Challenge 22’s second cycle

Offers an opportunity to turn ideas into projects used in 2022

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The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) yesterday held the digital launch of the second cycle of Challenge 22, with the participation of partners and ambassadors across 10 Arab countries.
Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the UAE are the countries covered by Challenge 22, an innovation award launched in 2015 to promote a culture of innovation in the region and attract entrepreneurs, scientists and pioneers from across the Arab world.

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Texas A&M Univ. at Qatar Receives USD 9.16 Mn

Two proposals from Texas A&M University at Qatar have been awarded a total of $9.16 million funding from the sixth batch of National Priorities Research Program – Exceptional Proposals (NPRP–EP). The NPRP-EP program is an extension of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a center of Qatar Foundation Research & Development. The National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) offers a maximum budget of $5 million for a period of up to five years to proposals of exceptional scientific merit requiring resources in excess of the normal level of funding available under the NPRP. The NPRP-EP was created to enable scientists with exceptional ideas, approaches, procedures and models to undertake grand projects aimed at solving key issues for Qatar and the world.

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Qatar National Research Fund organises ‘Ibn Al Haytham Days’

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), held a two-day ‘Ibn Al Haytham Days,’ highlighting the Arab scholar. The event was held at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Student Centre, in partnership with the Supreme Education Council (SEC), Sidra Medical and Research Centre, Qatar University, Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) and the US embassy.

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Qatar Science & Technology Park concludes second Accelerator Programme for aspiring entrepreneurs

Demo Day provides platform for key business figures to network with programme innovators to explore investment opportunities  Doha, Qatar, 23 January 2016 - Qatar's primary incubator for technology development, Qatar Science & Technology Park ( QSTP ), part of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), hosted the second Demo Day for its flagship three-month long 'Accelerator Programme' on 18th January.

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