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Two large research projects led by HEC professors have been awarded funding by the Qatar National Research Fund. Andrea Masini, Associate Professor and Sam Aflaki, Assistant Professor at HEC Paris, were awarded $993 000 by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) for their research proposal: “Designing, Managing and Assessing Incentive Structures for Sustainable Energy Solutions”.The project focuses on energy efficiency initiatives and renewable energies sources. Using a combination of econometric analyses, analytical modelling and qualitative research methods it will study different sustainable energy solutions in different geographical and economic contexts, with an aim to provide recommendations as to the optimal incentive structure. Laoucine Kerbache is carrying out research in conjunction with Qatar University on Competitive Airline Revenue and Fare Pricing Optimization facing Customers’ Behavior.The project has been awarded $443,248, over 3 years. The proposed research addresses an airline revenue management problem. Qatar Airways has agreed to provide data for the project and expects practical benefits .Applications are numerous in business sectors such as retail, telecommunication, hotels, manufacturing, etc. The project was launched in October 2012 and will be carried out over 3 years. Between 6 and 8 new projects new are expected to be submitted by HEC Paris faculty to QNRF early 2013
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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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Executive Director’s Message

Welcome to the sixth edition of QNRF’s newsletter, ‘Research Matters’. For over the past three months, we have been working from home as per the instructions of the Government of Qatar to control the spread of COVID-19. However, it is still business as usual at QNRF, and though separated by distance, our staff has been working together diligently under our guiding mission of enabling research excellence in Qatar and improving the standard of life, education, and health for its citizens and residents.

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