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Improving education forms part of the first pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030, the country’s long-term development plan aimed at reducing dependency on hydrocarbons and creating a diversified economy driven by services. This targeted development is seeing new tertiary developments opening in Qatar; for example, the Scotland-based University...

 

How can digital information and the QNL contribute to the advancement of knowledge?

 

With its strong telecommunications infrastructure, and with rules in place to free tech start-ups from local ownership requirements, Qatar is a natural home for ICT entrepreneurship. However, the country’s start-up segment has faced challenges, not least a shortage of private sector investors willing to invest in high-risk propositions, given...

 

What is your assessment of the innovation ecosystem for smart city technology within Qatar?

 

Qatar boasts a well-developed telecommunications market, with high levels of internet use and smart-phone ownership among the populace, as well as fast mobile and fibre-based internet connection speeds. The larger of the country’s two main telecoms operators has also emerged as a major force in the regional and international mobile telecoms...

 

The built environment of Qatar has seen some spectacular changes in recent years, with rapid growth and a range of iconic towers, malls, gated communities, hotels and luxury villas coming onto the market. Swift expansion has transformed the skyline and propelled the country into the top ranks of the global real estate market. However, the fast...