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October 7, 2013

Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Showcases Innovative Technologies From Research Institutes

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QF R&D logo.jpgThe Annual Research Conference (ARC’13), organized by Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D) and its research institutes, will help to address some of the country’s research grand challenges, such as the latestinnovations insustainable solutions for natural resources.

Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), a principal constituent of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), conducts research to support Qatar’s energy independence, water sustainability, and food self-sufficiency goals.The institute will play a pivotal role at the conference by bringing together global leaders to discuss and debate issues in these critical areas, and by sharing its own innovations in energy and water security.

World-renowned experts will come together at the conference under the theme of ‘Qatar’s Cross-cutting Research Grand Challenges’ to debate issues and combine efforts in order to forge ahead and address the challenges outlined in the Qatar National Research Strategy.

The conference will serve as a venue to highlight other research grand challenges including protecting the nation’s cyber infrastructure, developing an integrated, modernized health care system, and supporting Arabic culture, arts, heritage, media and language amongst others.

Other QF R&D constituents such as Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) will also be looking at ways to address some of these challenges.

The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference , which takes place at the Qatar National Convention Centre, between 24-25 November, will allow national stakeholders from universities and local organisations, as well as international partners, to network, familiarise themselves with Qatar’s latest research initiatives and facilitate knowledge transfer.

As part of the conference, all delegates will also be able to attend the poster sessions and visit local and international exhibition stands.

For more information about ARC’13 please visit: www.qf-arc.org.

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