The Innovation Center at HBKU has presented a series of capacity building workshops for the winners of the Education City (EC) Innovative Entrepreneurship Program in its first cycle. The winning innovators include faculty, scientists, students, and administrators from the College of Science and Engineering (CSE), Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), and from several Qatar Foundation partner universities including Texas A&M University at Qatar, Georgetown University in Qatar, and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar.
Various training sessions including but not limited to systematic innovation, intellectual property rights, strategic management, and business finance were delivered from August 10 to September 26, each led by academics from across the EC community and Qatar. The workshops aimed to build the innovation and entrepreneurial skills, capacities, and abilities, as well as to motivate and invoke broader business thinking to enable the early-stage innovators to advance their ideas and entrepreneurship projects.
The 18-month Innovative Entrepreneurship Program is designed as a long-term initiative to support entrepreneurs living in Qatar to commercialize business ideas that address the priority areas within the Qatar Strategic Development Plan. Winning entrepreneurs receive capacity building training and mentorships, as well as seed funding.