Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) is a private, chartered, non-profit organization, founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir of Qatar. Chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, QF is guided by the principle that a nation’s greatest resource is the potential of its people. Furthermore, the importance of developing that potential through a network of centers devoted to progressive education, research and community development. Science, research and innovation are essential to Qatar's transformation into a knowledge-based economy.

Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D) is the custodian of the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS) and is leading the effort to make Qatar an international center for research and development excellence and innovation. It is home to the Qatar National Research Fund, a globally renowned scientific research funding organization, and the Qatar Science & Technology Park, a world-class hub for technology innovation and commercialization. For more information visit www.qfrd.org

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP)
Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP)

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), is Qatar’s primary technology start-up incubator and technology development accelerator, fostering the environment required for commercialisation of research and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. QSTP focuses on four themes as per the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS) announced in 2012; Energy, Environment, Health Sciences and Information & Communication Technologies. QSTP is located in Qatar Foundation's Education City and has access to the resources of its cluster of leading research universities.

Members within the QSTP Free Zone include SMEs, international corporations and research institutions, which have collectively committed to investing in new programs, creating intellectual property, enhancing technology management skills and developing innovative new products in line with the QNRS. QSTP is increasingly being recognized as an international hub for applied research, innovation, incubation and entrepreneurship. For more information visit www.qstp.org.qa

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF)
Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF)

Qatar National Research Fund is the national research funding agency that was established with the vision to advance knowledge and education by acting as a support system for researchers. Driven by the aim of fostering a culture of research in Qatar, 

QNRF administers funding for original, competitively selected research and furthers collaborations across all sectors and at all levels through effective, mutually beneficial partnerships.