The QRDI Council was established in 2018 to translate the nation’s R&D objectives into tangible initiatives and procedures to be implemented by Qatar Foundation’s RDI entities and actors across government, industry, and academia. The council has created a robust framework to achieve a more dynamic, mobile, and fully integrated RDI ecosystem that enables the development and deployment of breakthrough solutions to address national challenges and consolidate Qatar’s resilience and prosperity.
The QRDI 2030 framework identifies scientific research, RDI talent, and innovation as the three key elements to transform Qatar’s RDI landscape across five high-priority thematic areas, including energy, health, resource sustainability, society, and digital technology. This framework comes as a result of the extensive, collaborative work of QRDI council members - representing government, academia, and industry - to ensure a nationally shared conception and understanding of the RDI strategy deliverables. It also aims to formulate a robust transformative process of the RDI ecosystem.