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1 R&D Grand Challenges for Qatar A Time of Opportunity – A Time for Innovation President of Research and Development

2 Global trends today: Observations and Opportunities Greatness can be fueled by excellence in research and innovation Opportunity for leadership: – Energy, Digital Economy, Health & Life Sciences – No nation has yet established a dominant position For the foreseeable future, education and research coupled with innovation will provide competitive advantage

3 The Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS) Will Apply R&D to Achieve Our National Vision Qatar’s National Vision for 2030 sets priorities for research and innovation The Qatar National Research Strategy 2012 specifies R&D actions to achieve QNV 2030

4 Our R&D Vision Is Ambitious and Achievable Vision: Qatar will be an international center for research and development excellence and innovation. Mission: The national research program will be based on inclusiveness and intellectual merit to: Develop the capabilities of Qatar’s people and institutions Build and maintain a competitive and diversified economy Improve the health and social well-being of Qatar’s population Support Qatar’s distinctive culture and the security of its people Preserve and improve the natural and built environment To achieve the nation’s R&D mission, we will: Strategically guide the nation’s R&D strategy Ensure good stewardship of its R&D investments Optimize synergies Support, facilitate and conduct research and development

5 QNRS Defines Our Path Forward to Address Specific National Priorities Four research themes support national priorities Energy and Environment Computing and Information Technology Health and Related Life Science and Technologies Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities Enterprise-wide interdisciplinary research and development Developing capabilities and capacities across research institutions and organizations

6 Stakeholders Will Advance the R&D Value Chain QNRS defines our research objectives based on National priorities QF R&D will facilitate, monitor and evaluate research activity QNRF: Enable the research community to achieve objectives Qatar’s R&D entities: Conduct research that contributes to objectives QSTP: Facilitate innovation and the transition of ideas into markets Basic→ Applied → Tech Development → Prototype/Test → Commercialization

7 Research: From Inspiration to Results Basic→ Applied → Tech Development → Prototype/Test → Commercialization QNRF QSTP Universities QSTP and tenants QRIs Research Funders Research Performers

8 Qatar Foundation Leads Qatar’s Collaborative R&D Enterprise Major investments to achieve an ambitious national vision: Transform Qatar into a knowledge economy Participatory process among key stakeholders From Vision to Strategy From Strategy to Grand Challenges

9 Grand Challenges Add Focus to the R&D Enterprise R&D Grand Challenges Qatar National Research Strategy Research & Development Enterprise Qatar’s 2030 Vision & development goal s

10 Multiple Actors Are Needed to Achieve QNV 2030 Education Enterprise Education: K- 12,university, professional Training: management, leadership, vocational R&D Enterprise Informed by QNRS Grand challenges build on QNRS to propel the country’s R&D agenda forward toward Qatar’s Vision 2030 Innovation Enterprise Technology accelerators Science & technology park Commercialization Other Government (laws, policies, standards, services) Public Engagement (awareness, uptake, behaviors) QNV 2030 and QNDS Development Pillars: Human – Social – Economic – Environmental

11 Criteria for Grand Challenges and for R&D Success: Research Need and Capacity Shape Impact Need Capacity Impact Responsive to a national priority R&D will solve specific, important problem Problem unique to Qatar, potentially regional and global impact Realistic R&D investment Multi-sector engagement & collaboration Sustainable innovation capacity Address national priorities Transform the economy Build sustainable innovation capacity Strengthen education for R&D Enhance the knowledge base & society

12 Grand Challenge Ideas from March 2013 Meetings Relate Clearly to QNDS and QNV 2030 Specified Policy Challenge (from QNDS ) Improved energy efficiency, hydrocarbon diversification Reforming unsustainable water consumption patterns (Linked to water security and agro-food sustainability) ICT Development strategy Rebalancing the health care system Encouraging sustainable urbanization & consumption Modernization and preservation of culture & traditions Improved road traffic safety, (add value to megaprojects) Preserving traditional Qatari culture & Arab identity Healthy and active living through sports Environmental awareness Meeting needs for high-quality workforce (X-sectors) QNV 2030 Pillars Economic Human Social Environmental Grand Challenge Idea Energy security Water security Food security Cyber security Modernized, integrated health care system Sustainable urbanization Managing the social dimensions of change Mobility and road safety Culture, arts, and media Sport culture & WC2022 Environment and society Human capacity development

13 Modern, Sustainable Cities and Society Grand Challenges Are Inter-Related Cyber Security Integrated mobility Road Safety Built environment Sport Modern, Integrated Health Care Human Capacity Development

14 Grand Challenges Reflect Many QNRS Objectives QNRS Goals/Objectives: EW1- Governance EW2- M&E EW3- Ecosystem EW4- Workforce EW5- Partnerships EE1- Oil and gas EE2- Renewable energy EE3- Energy efficiency EE4- Nat. environment EE5- Env. sustainability EE6- Climate change EE7- Cross-cutting ICT1- Infrastructure ICT2- Computing, analytics ICT3- Arabic lang. technol. ICT4- Systems, robotics ICT5- Cross-cutting HE1- National priorities HE2- Enabling platforms SAH1- Society SAH2- Culture SAH3- Public & economic life SAH4- Cross-cutting R&D Grand Challenges: Energy Security Water Security Food Security Cyber Security Modern, integrated health care Sustainable Urbanization Social dimensions of change Mobility & Road Safety Sport Culture WC2022 & Legacy Environment & Society Human Capacity Development

15 We Will Develop a Plan for Each Grand Challenge Grand Challenge R&D Activities List of research projects/activities to be undertaken – across institutions and sectors R&D Outcomes List of R&D outcomes generated from the activities above GC Goal Success: Achievement of the ultimate goal of the Grand Challenge Translation Government: Laws/enforcement, policies, standards, programs/services Public: Awareness, uptake, behaviors

16 We Want to Ensure Progress on Grand Challenges QNV 2030 Impact Economic Human Social Environmental Grand Challenge Idea Energy security Water security Food security Cyber security Modernized, integrated health care system Sustainable urbanization Managing the social dimensions of change Mobility and road safety Sport culture /or/ Culture, arts, media, sport WC2022 & legacy Environment and society Human capacity development R&D Grand Challenges Implement R&D Basic  Applied/Translational  Commercialization  Uptake/Use

17 We Will Partner with Industry to Apply R&D Innovations  Collaborative R&D agreements  Creation and growth of businesses based on R&D technologies developed in Qatar  Venture capital relationships  Aggressive outreach  ?? new companies  $?? million investment  $?? million in revenues  ??? new jobs QSTP Since 2009:

18 We Are Building a World Leading Innovation Ecosystem to Address R&D Grand Challenges We have important problems to solve – Energy, Water, Food, Environment, Health We have a vision, strategy and unwavering leadership commitment to tackle these problems and transition solutions to society We are blessed with world leading people with whom to collaborate We are building unsurpassed research facilities and will invest significant resources to address Grand Challenges and achieve Qatar’s National Vision for 2030.


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