Qatar’s QRDI Council enters into partnership with Aspire Academy

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The Qatar Research, Development, and Innovation (QRDI) Council’s flagship program, Qatar Open Innovation (QOI), has announced its Innovation Opportunities in collaboration with Aspire Academy, the leading sports institution for youth athlete development worldwide.

Mrs. Haya Al-Ghanim, RDI Program Director at QRDI Council, commented that, “Embracing the QOI Program, we forge innovative alliances with our esteemed local partners in Qatar, kindling opportunities that align with the national aspirations of QRDI 2030. Our collaboration with Aspire Academy reverently centers around championing the holistic well-being of athletes.”

Mrs. Al-Ghanim said that Aspire Academy is presenting exciting innovation challenges this year, focusing on the well-being of athletes. The challenges include monitoring stress or emotional status, measuring dietary intake in self-service buffets, and implementing discrete sleep tracker devices for sports professionals.

“These opportunities provide startups and innovators a platform to address pressing challenges and collaborate with leading organizations. We encourage interested parties to visit the QRDI Portal to learn more and submit their proposals before the August 18 deadline,” the RDI Program Director added.

The Qatar Open Innovation program has provided a unique opportunity for innovators to collaborate with leading organizations, industry experts, and mentors to develop and scale their ideas.

“The QOI program has been the primary platform for startups and innovators to showcase their products and solutions that address the nation’s most pressing challenges in the five national priority areas of energy, health, resource sustainability, society, and digital technology, as outlined in the QRDI Strategy 2030, by identifying opportunities for innovation collaborations to drive economic prosperity,” as per the statement.

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