Fund your early-stage startup in Qatar. Apply for Innovation Coupon.
The Innovation Coupon is a grant from our Research, Development, and Innovation division that helps people and startups scale their ideas.
It provides three tiers of funding that help applicants gradually develop their ideas and get them market ready.
If you’re applying with an SME or startup, it must:
If you’re applying as an individual applicant, you must:
We’re calling on all local start-ups and entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas for tackling COVID-19. Through the COVID-19 Innovation Coupon Challenge, we’ll be providing funding and institutional support to all selected applicants and help them scale their ideas and get them market ready.
In our quest to make Qatar a leading hub for research and innovation, we’ve built several pioneering initiatives that are triggering transformative change across the nation, the region, and the world-at-large.Learn more
We also offer a number of opportunities with partners like 500 Startups and the European Innovation Academy that can help turn your ideas into impact. We’re always on the lookout for promising ideas and ambitious personalities to help take them to the next level.Learn more
You can apply for the Innovation Coupon through one of three tiers. Each tier is time-limited and designed to develop your idea depending on its current stage.
If you just have an idea, but you’re not sure if it’s feasible or you need to develop it further, this tier is for you. It’s only open for individual applicants and provides funding up to QAR 50,000.
Tier 2 is for those who are looking to understand how to take their ideas to market and start exploring their business plan and value proposition. It’s open for individuals, startups, and SMEs and provides funding up to QAR 100,000. Any startups or SMEs applying need to have 25 percent in matching funds ready.
Tier 3 is for those who know their business risks, understand their value proposition, and have a demo product. It’s open for individual applicants, startups, and SMEs, and provides funding up to QAR 200,000. Any startups or SMEs applying need to have 50 percent in matching funds ready.