From ideas to innovations. From innovations to impact.

We help researchers, companies, and entrepreneurs turn QF technologies and
discoveries into market-ready innovations that achieve commercial success while
enhancing economic prosperity and societal well-being.

Research, Development, and Innovation Ecosystem


As a leading hub for research, development, and innovation, QF includes cutting-edge research institutes, pioneering initiatives, and world-class universities. The Industry Development and Knowledge Transfer (IDKT) office plays a central coordinating role. Click on the logos to learn more about each player in QF’s innovation ecosystem. Then contact us to learn more about accessing the ecosystem.

Leverage Our Research


Qatar Foundation offers a range of patented inventions and other innovations in biotech, energy and environment, and computing. Learn more about our licensing process, and contact us if you have any questions.

Report Your Discoveries


QF researchers can increase the impact of their work by reporting discoveries and innovations via our online system. By examining the commercial potential of your technologies, software, and creative works, we identify the best option for protecting the intellectual property (IP).

Launch a Startup


We support Qatar’s entrepreneurs as they bring QF’s new technologies into the global marketplace. In addition to helping you understand and prepare for startup challenges, we connect you with opportunities for incubation, funding, training, mentorship, and more.