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Qatar Science & Technology Park

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), is Qatar’s primary incubator for technology development, fostering the environment required for accelerating commercialization 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.

In addition to QSTP’s centers, members include small companies, international corporations and research institutes that have together committed to fund ventures, create intellectual property, enhance technology management skills, and develop innovative products in line with the scientific and research components of Qatar National Vision 2030.

QSTP aims to grow Qatar’s “post-carbon economy” by encouraging companies and institutes from around the world to develop and commercialize their technology in Qatar, and by helping entrepreneurs launch technology businesses.

Current Members


Sport Medicine Hackathon
Member IASP


  • Doha | Dates: 20 – 22 Nov, 2014

    QSTP Sport Medicine Hackathon (GEW '14 Activity)

    In celebration of the GEW 2014, QSTP is hosting the Sport Medicine Hackathon on 20-22 November 2014 at QSTP and QNCC.
  • Doha | Dates: 19 – 22 Oct, 2014

    31st IASP World Conference

    The 31st round of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation World Conference is coming, for the first time, to the Arab World, taking place in Doha, Qatar from the 19th to the 22nd of October, 2014.
  • Dates: 28 – 28 May, 2014


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What we offer

  • Premises

    Companies can lease premises in our multi-occupancy buildings, or commission their own buildings for design and build by QSTP.
  • Facilities & services

    QSTP provides world-class offices and laboratories specifically designed for technology-based companies.
  • Free zone

    QSTP is a free zone, making it easy and attractive to establish a technology-based company in Qatar.
  • Investing in Qatar

    QSTP is home to many different types of organizations. What they have in common is the development, transfer and commercialization of technology.

Managing Director


Hamad Mohammed Al Kuwari

Al Kuwari is responsible for developing strategic plans for growth in applied research in a number of fields, particularly energy. He is also responsible for identifying areas where synergies can be built between tenants, engaging in new activities that are proposed to QSTP, and liaising with governmental agencies.

Board of Directors

  • Dr Thomas Zacharia

    Dr Thomas Zacharia

    Dr Thomas Zacharia serves as the Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Qatar Foundation, where he contributes to QF’s overall mission by advancing and promoting the organization’s research initiatives.

  • Dr. Hassan R. Al-Derham

    Dr. Hassan Al-Derham

    Dr. Hassan Al-Derham is the Vice President for Research at Qatar University since June 2007. Before that he served in several positions at QU including Associate VP for Research and Head of Civil Engineering.

  • Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa

    Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa

    Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa was appointed as CEO in September 2013 in Qatar Development Bank and brings extensive experience in the SME and the private sector and field of entrepreneurship.

  • Dr. Hassan R. Al-Derham

    Fahad Hamad Al-Mohannadi

    General Manager at Qatar Electricity and Water Company. Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering on 1980 from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

  • Dr. Nasser AL-Mohannadi

    Dr. Nasser Al-Mohannadi

    Dr. Nasser AL-Mohannadi is the Research and Technology Center Manager at Qatar Petroleum with responsibilities to plan and execute R&D needs for existing and new business ...

  • Robert Nelsen

    Robert Nelsen

    Robert Nelsen is a co-founder and a Managing Director of ARCH Venture Partners. He joined ARCH at its founding and played a significant role in the early sourcing, financing and development of more than thirty companies, ...

  • Pekka SOINI

    Pekka SOINI

    Mr Pekka Soini is Director General, CEO of Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency Innovation. Prior to his current position at Tekes, Pekka headed Corporate Development Office (CDO) at Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) ...