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

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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.

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts first gathering of leading photonics experts in Qatar

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More than 80 of the world’s leading experts in the field of photonics gathered in Doha 13-15 Dec. for the Photonics Middle East Conference (PMEC) 2015 hosted by Texas A&M University at Qatar and the Qatar Nonlinear Science Initiative for Qatar’s first-ever conference on the topic.

QNRF hosts third International School on Research Impact Assessment

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), hosted the third International School on Research Impact Assessment (ISRIA). It brought together over 80 delegates from 10 counties to shape the understanding, planning, valorisation and dissemination of research outcomes and their impact on a local and global scale.

Qatar National Research Fund organises ‘Ibn Al Haytham Days’

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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.

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

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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.

GU-Q set to lead research project on global trade

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Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) will lead a large collaborative research project funded by the National Priorities Research Programme of the Qatar National Research Fund.  The project is scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2015 and will run for three years. Known as TradeLab, short for “Legal Innovation To Empower Development:  Designing and Building an On-Line TradeLab in Qatar,” the project will assemble a global network of experts on international trade and trade law to empower smaller stakeholders, such as Qatar, to reap the full development benefits of global trade and investment rules. 

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Breakthrough in use of recycled, local materials in construction

A research project has identified the main solid waste streams in Qatar for potential use in construction and investigated advanced technologies for recycling that could be effectively applied in the country. In a statement, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) said it was awarded the project by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) regarding the implementation of recycled materials in construction.

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