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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.

QNRF, Qatar National Library launch new searchable database

New Initiative Provides User-Friendly Portal for Accessing Published Research Outcomes

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) has teamed up with the Qatar National Library (QNL) to extend the reach of the results of the QNRF-funded research in public domain. Under the joint initiative, an advanced online searchable database will allow users to access published results of QNRF-funded research projects. Students and researchers searching QNRF database entries are linked to the full text of the publications via QNL subscriptions and can gain instant access from Qatar Foundation or Qatar University networks, with access from other networks requiring a QNL registration.

Science-Led Economies

The Middle East: An end to oil dependency

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In 2008, Joel Malek, a DNA-sequencing specialist from Boston, Massachusetts, packed his bags and left one east coast for another, 6,500 miles away in Qatar. At the time, the Arab state was recruiting skilled scientists and academics to teach and conduct research in its 14-square-kilometre 'Education City', which was under construction on the outskirts of Doha. Malek was given generous funding to set up a genomics research lab for Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), the first US medical school to open a campus in the country, in 2001.

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UK govt offers grant for Gulf-based researchers

UK and Gulf-based researchers and scientists will have the opportunity to get a £400,000 grant from the UK government to research on ‘priority areas’ it identified, British Council and embassy officials announced yesterday.

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Science-Led Economies

In 2008, Joel Malek, a DNA-sequencing specialist from Boston, Massachusetts, packed his bags and left one east coast for another, 6,500 miles away in Qatar. At the time, the Arab state was recruiting skilled scientists and academics to teach and conduct research in its 14-square-kilometre 'Education City', which was under construction on the outskirts of Doha. Malek was given generous funding to set up a genomics research lab for Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), the first US medical school to open a campus in the country, in 2001.

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