Qatar’s QMIC, Loop Mobility unite to explore intelligent mobility solutions

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Trainee Reporter
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Qatar’s first independent innovations facility, Qatar Mobility Innovations Centre (QMIC) and Loop Mobility have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore various areas of cooperation between the two organizations regarding different aspects under intelligent mobility.

Loop Mobile is an aspiring Qatari start-up that intends to support national efforts to introduce the mobility revolution in the country. The startup company provides scooter sharing services for residents in Doha to have an alternative and more eco-friendly way of getting around destinations in Qatar.

These two Qatari companies will work together to provide valuable services to meet the needs of the local market.

Under the agreement, QMIC will allow Loop Mobility to utilize its newly launched platform, Super Wain to make it easier for the startup company to provide its services to the users seamlessly.

The significantly improved version of Wain, released to the public in late January 2021, allows approved third-party services to be included under “Micro-apps” as a way of providing value-added features to its users. Loop Mobility will be the latest addition to this section as a micro-app.

 Omar Mohamed Al Jaber
Omar Mohamed Al Jaber
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Strategic Partnerships & Outreach
QMIC

“We are excited to be partnering with Loop Mobility to assist in providing their innovative micro-mobility solutions in Qatar and looking forward to offering our services as a technology provider. This partnership supports our commitment to enabling smart living and contribute to the growth and development of Qatar startup ecosystems.”

Mohammed Al Mohannadi, Chief Executive Officer of Loop Mobility said, “Loop will be collaborating with QMIC to build strong and reliable technology solutions enabled by the extensive expertise of QMIC in the field of intelligent mobility. Both of our entities are using local technologies to deliver value to Qatar and its people. We hope our e-mobility solution will attract people to use this service to help cut down emissions and protect our environment.”

This collaboration is in line with QMIC’s strategy to support local technologies and entrepreneurs through strategic market-oriented alliances, as a national institution focused on using Research and Development (R&D) to build local tech-based industries in Qatar. Furthermore, QMIC added that it is committed to helping promising Qatari start-ups and new business owners by offering its locally constructed technologies, solutions, and enablers.

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