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Day 1 - Monday 19 March 2018

11:00 – 12:30    Research and Innovation for Qatar’s Competitiveness

•    ‘Innovation Strategies, Policies and Councils for the Support Of National        Competitiveness’
      Mr. Chad Evans - Executive Vice President, Council on Competitiveness, US

•    ‘Policies to Promote Growth and Sustainable Development in Qatar’
      Mr Saud Abdullah Al-Attiyah - Director, Economic Policies and Research Department,
      Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Qatar 

•    ‘Singapore’s Economic Strategies: The Role of Science & Technology’
      Professor Low Teck Seng - CEO National Research Foundation, Singapore

•    ‘Research Impact and Competitiveness’
      Dr. Dimitris Lagoudas  - Associate Vice Chancellor, Engineering Research,
      Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, US

•    ‘Empowering Qatari Entrepreneurs and Innovators to Diversify Qatar’s Economy’
      Dr. Alexis Antoniades - Associate Professor and Director of International Economics, Georgetown University in Qatar

 

Day 2 - Tuesday 20 March 2018

07:30 – 08:00      Registration
08:30 – 10:00      Plenary Talks & Panel Discussion – ‘Delivering Impactful Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy’

•    Professor Mariam A. Al-Maadeed
Vice President - Research & Graduate Studies, Qatar University, Qatar

•    Professor Teck Seng Low 

CEO, National Research Foundation, Singapore

•    Dr. Orkun Hasekioğlu 
Vice President, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey  
(TÜBİTAK)

•    Datuk Dr. Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman
President & CEO, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Malaysia

•    Dr. Hamad Al-Ibrahim (Moderator)
Executive Vice President, Qatar Foundation Research and Development 

10:00 – 10:30      Break

10:30 – 12:00      Qatar National Research Strategy - Review Session 1 (Parallel Workshops)

•    Energy and Environment
•    Health and Biomedical
•    Computing and Information Technology
•    Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

10:30 – 17:30      The Future 20 Startups Presentations (at The Future 20 Pavilion)

12:00 – 13:00      ARC’18 Poster Display, Startups Exhibition, Networking

12:30 – 13:30      Buffet Lunch

13:30 – 15:00      Qatar National Research Strategy - Review Session 2 (Parallel Workshops)

•    Energy and Environment
•    Health and Biomedical
•    Computing and Information Technology
•    Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

15:00 – 15:30      Break
15:30 – 16:30      Qatar National Research Strategy - Review Session 3 (Parallel Workshops)

•    Energy and Environment
•    Health and Biomedical
•    Computing and Information Technology
•    Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

16:30 – 17:00      Break

17:00 – 17:30      Closing Plenary – Summary of Qatar National Research Strategy Review Sessions