Qatar Business Incubation Center reveals winners of 2nd LMP wave

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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QBIC LMP 2nd Leg Winners
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With the successful completion of the second wave of its newly formed Lean Manufacturing Program (LMP), Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC) has revealed the names of ventures who have emerged as winners of this leg.  

The 4 winners, who were declared on an event streamed online were chosen out of more than 40 startups who had applied for QBIC’s seven-week program, a first of its kind in the country, involving workshops and developmental online sessions.

The winners 

  • Oxy Tank by Mohsin Al Shaikh, produces water tank coolers.
  • Biscuit Factory by Khalifa Al Thani, a made-in-Qatar biscuit production startup.
  • Arkana by Hassan Al Ansari which has an innovative approach to air conditioning, and
  • Beehive by Sarah Al Dorani and Eliana.

With the 4 new winners, the total number of firms coming out of the LMP initiative rose to 16.

Each winner will be provided with a workshop space at a subsidized rate along with a dedicated office space. QBIC will also facilitate regular coaching and mentorship services by industry experts.

The Lean Manufacturing Program (LMP)

The Lean Manufacturing Program (LMP) from QBIC supports organizations to scale their operations in order to assist them with manufacturing products and goods in Qatar.

Each LMP participant is trained to develop their ideas alongside invaluable insights provided by international experts and partners.

Hamad Dashin Al Qahtani
Hamad Dashin Al Qahtani

“It is a pleasure to see more aspiring entrepreneurs participating in the LMP. This is proof that we are steadily achieving self-sufficiency in line with the nation’s vision. Another successful wave of the LMP concludes today, but we are excited to continue supporting Qatari talent to achieve maximum potential within the manufacturing industry.”

The LMP initiative aids entrepreneurs and business owners to gather a thorough, hands-on understanding of the holistic manufacturing process through a series of practical sessions that are based on the lean methodology.

Participants are also introduced to digital manufacturing with their visits to the Fab-Lab at QBIC while a visit to Jahiz factories and QBIC industrial workshop allows them to receive advice and guidance from factory owners on how to scale their operations.