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Education City Road Closures

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Engage in Qatar Foundation’s Innovation Ecosystem

As a hub for research and innovation, Qatar Foundation has ideas that lead to impact. The Industry Development and Knowledge Transfer (IDKT) office provides commercialization opportunities and collaborates with industry to achieve positive economic outcomes. Companies are invited to work with us to make that potential a reality.

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What We Offer


Technology Licenses

We offer a range of patented innovations and copyrighted software programs poised for commercialization as new products, improved processes, innovative services, and transformative breakthroughs. Search our technology database to find the solutions you need.

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For Industry - Technology Licenses
For Industry - Technology Licenses

Access to R&D Capabilities

Leverage the cutting-edge facilities and capabilities of QF research institutes and other innovation ecosystem partners to solve your organization’s challenges in biotech, energy/environment, computing, and other high-tech areas.

Learn more about our innovation ecosystem
For Industry - Access to R&D Capabilities
For Industry - Access to R&D Capabilities

Entrepreneurial Support

Our goal is to accelerate your launch as a high-tech startup. We provide expert insight, technical assistance, and connections to our innovation ecosystem partners.

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For Industry - Entrepreneurial Support
For Industry - Entrepreneurial Support

How Licensing Works


We partner with industry and our QF inventors throughout the process, serving as a valuable liaison and collaborator to develop mutually beneficial licensing arrangements for our intellectual property (IP). Contact us to get started.

Resources for Industry

  • A Guide for Successful Institutional-Industrial Collaborations: Researcher Guidebook
    Developed by the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP)—a U.S. National Academy of Sciences affiliate—this guidebook serves as a strategic tool to promote greater understanding of the collaborative engagement process and relationship building with institutional researchers. It is designed to help both parties effectively interact for mutual benefit.
    PDF - 5.7 MB
  • License Criteria
    QF has a set of criteria that must be met by the company applying for a license. This document lists those criteria as well as items usually required of licensees.
    PDF - 62.0 kB
  • Qatar Science & Technology Park
    To help develop Qatar’s technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship ecosystem, QSTP offers a business park that hosts leading global tech companies. QSTP also has a wide range of other solutions that can be tailored to fit the needs of companies of all sizes.