19 February 2024
20:34 PM
Article Number :0054
Doha, February 19 (QNA) - The Qatar Research, Development, and Innovation (QRDI) Council is partnering with Alchemist Accelerator - a world leading venture builder focused on the development of early-stage B2B startups - to launch Alchemist Doha a first and exclusive MENA program for tech startups.
QRDI said is a statement that through leveraging Alchemist's wide global network and extensive support programs, Alchemist Doha will identify global startups with promising founders, products, and early market traction to integrate them within Qatar's local RDI ecosystem and will also support eligible local tech startups in Qatar to expand globally through Alchemist's global network and services.
It added that by bringing promising global tech founders to Qatar and supporting promising local tech founders with a strong global network, Qatar's tech startups scene will continue to grow and mature. Along with QRDI's other new initiatives and programs, such as Qatar Open Innovation and Technology Development Grant, as well as other existing longstanding initiatives focused on supporting scientific research and talent development in universities and national labs.
On the occasion, Secretary General of QRDI Council Eng. Omar Al Ansari said, "QRDI Council is committed to building a dynamic RDI ecosystem in Qatar, and Alchemist Doha stands as an important part of this mission." Al Ansari added, "Our partnership with Alchemist boosts innovation by creating seeds for future tech-based industries, in alignment with QRDI 2030 Strategy and Qatar National Development Strategy." In turn, CEO and Founder of Alchemist Accelerator Ravi Belani stated, "Alchemist Accelerator brings unprecedented support to tech entrepreneurs. We are excited to partner with QRDI with the vision of launching a program for tech entrepreneurs in MENA and emerging markets that includes helping them build solid sustainable roots here in Doha. This partnership will contribute to the emergence a of future global tech leaders and new tech industries based in Qatar." (QNA)

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