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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.

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Who We Are

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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.

Our Mission
Our Mission
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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.

Industry Development
Industry Development
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Knowledge Transfer

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

Knowledge Transfer
Knowledge Transfer

How We Achieve Our Goals

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Intellectual Property (IP) Management

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.

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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

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

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

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  • Industry Development and Knowledge Transfer
  • Innovation and Economic Development
John T. McEntire
Director of Industry Development and Knowledge Transfer (IDKT)

John T. McEntire

Fawaz S. AlQahtani, PhD
IP Commercialization Manager, Information and Computing Technology (ICT)

Fawaz S. AlQahtani, PhD

Nancy Goel
IP and Agreement Specialist

Nancy Goel

Aisulu Anarbekova
IP Associate

Aisulu Anarbekova

Salwan Abou Salem
Market Analyst

Salwan Abou Salem

Mariam Yasser Nofal
Market Analyst

Mariam Yasser Nofal

Esraa Balaawi
Database Administrator

Esraa Balaawi

Abeer Al-Hammadi
Director, Innovation and Economic Development

Abeer Al-Hammadi

Ahmad Al-Khanji
Manager, Industry Liaison and Business Development

Ahmad Al-Khanji

Nada Al Balam
Senior Business Development Specialist

Nada Al Balam