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All about Industry Development and Knowledge Transfer.

As the gateway to QF’s Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) activities, Industry Development and Knowledge Transfer (IDKT) is building a seamless pathway to impactful industry interactions. We identify, protect, and commercialize IP to help grow Qatar’s knowledge-based economy.

Who We Are


Our Mission

Our mission is to support mutually beneficial collaborations between the academic/research communities and the private/public sectors that enhance QF’s research, development, and innovation activities.


Industry Development

By helping established businesses to expand and new businesses to launch, we support global technology development, the QF community, and the Qatari economy.


Knowledge Transfer

By bringing people together to exchange ideas, we help realize fresh opportunities and new ways of thinking.

How We Achieve Our Goals


Intellectual Property (IP) Management

We identify, evaluate, and protect IP emerging from research funded by the Qatar Foundation and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and third-party Qatari entities under contract.

Commercialization and Licensing

We help take QF’s IP and capabilities to market by enhancing market readiness and cultivating licensing agreements and other engagements.

Industry Support and Business Development

We enhance economic development by connecting companies with QF experts, helping the private sector pursue solutions to real-world problems.

Innovation Management and Recognition

We are building a culture of innovation by involving, supporting, and educating QF researchers in the commercialization of R&D.

Meet Our Team