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Triggering transformative change through research and innovation.

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.

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By curating big ideas and creating platforms to spark the next great breakthroughs, we’re helping our homegrown researchers and innovators—together with experts from around the world—address our biggest challenges.

Featured Projects


At Qatar Foundation, we try to make sure our research projects span a wide range of industries and themes to ensure we can create meaningful, multisectoral difference on the challenges we all face.

Here are just some of our projects doing exactly that.



We collaborate with organizations and institutions from around the world to facilitate the transfer of ideas, jointly address areas of interest, and multiply the reach and benefits of our research and innovation.

With organizations as diverse as TÜBITAK in Turkey, to Boeing, Harvard University, and MIT in the United States, our global partnerships span the spectrum of industry, academia, tech development and entrepreneurship, and public policy.

Special Initiatives


Our initiatives aren’t just limited to Qatar. We engage thought-leaders from around the world to gather ideas and spark conversations on some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Where Big Ideas Flow

From multidisciplinary research conferences to global summits and programs on healthcare and education, we’re building diverse networks of citizens, activists, policymakers, and academics united by their goal of making change happen.