QMIC Launches an Innovations Showcase Presenting its Home-Grown Solutions & Technologies Supporting Multiple Sectors
- Multiple interactive showcases focusing on transport, events & tourism, road safety, smart spaces, environment & energy, security.
- Demonstrate success achieved in supporting the 2022 World Cup and readiness to support future mega events.
- Key emerging technologies of Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence powering all QMIC’s solutions.
Doha, March 22nd, 2023: Starting from mid-March 2023, Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) launched its first Innovations Showcase, demonstrating how its home-grown digital platforms and solutions are serving national strategies and mega projects. In line with the country’s strategy to create a comprehensive knowledge-based economy, QMIC is positioning this showcase as an opportunity to connect with many national stakeholders and strategic partners in order to discuss areas of synergy and mutual benefits. The Innovations Showcase is being held at QMIC’s offices in the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), and was inaugurated by His Excellency Mr. Mohammed bin Ali bin Mohammed Al Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology during his visit to QMIC on March 14th and in the presence of QMIC’s chairman Mr. Abdulla Zaid Al Talib and other executives from QMIC and QSTP.
As one of the first innovation centers in the region, QMIC has developed and launched several large-scale digital platforms since its inception in 2009. Many of these solutions contributed directly to numerous mega projects in Qatar such as the construction of the Qatar Rail network, supporting Qatar’s Intelligent Transport and Road Safety strategies, the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup, and the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Additionally, QMIC’s solutions were adopted by many key national stakeholders, large enterprises, and SMEs to help in enhancing & automating their operations, deliver new services, or achieving strategic targets. These decade-long achievements were reflected in this innovations showcase, highlighting the real impact of locally developed smart solutions and services.
The showcase focused on presenting QMIC’s solutions and application in 6 keys domains: Transport & Infrastructure, Road Safety, Events & Tourism, Smart Spaces, Environment & Energy, and Defense & Security. Each domain was shown under a dedicated station which included a quick overview of QMIC’s deployed solutions and ones which are in a pilot-ready stage, as well as a live demonstration of the solutions. This allowed visitors to spend more time on the domains that interest them, while getting a quick snapshot of QMIC’s applications in other domains.
Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya, QMIC’s Executive Director (CEO), commented “Our innovations showcase delivers a comprehensive and user-centric view about the many smart systems and applications QMIC has developed in the last few years. Inviting national stakeholders and potential partners to experience our live systems can undoubtedly demonstrate the progress made in Qatar to translate R&D into market-ready solutions and services. This will also set the stage for forging new partnership to fully benefit from our home-grown platforms and solutions especially in the areas of Intelligent Mobility and Smart Cities. Furthermore, visitors have a chance to learn about the systems QMIC deployed in support of hosting the 2022 World cup and the associated technology legacy that QMIC developed to support the country in the months and years to come.”
Omar Mohammed Al-Jaber, the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Outreach at QMIC said, “QMIC will continue to host the live Innovation Showcase for few weeks in order to give the chance for many stakeholders to experience first-hand QMIC’s existing platforms and learn about our innovation development strategies in support of key market sectors and future mega events in Qatar. These platforms and solutions are in support of QMIC’s long standing goal of enabling sustainable, smart, and safe living in Qatar and the region.”
Entities interested in experiencing the showcase can contact QMIC to book an appointment at: [email protected] or call at 4459 2700.
The Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) is the first independent innovations center in the region with a focus on using R&D to develop and deploy Intelligent Mobility and Smart Cities platforms and technologies. QMIC’s main goal is to use locally engineered innovations & knowledge to enable creating home-grown technology industries that address national strategies and tackle regional emerging challenges. It was founded by Qatar University in 2009 and is registered and licensed to operate as a technology innovations center from the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP).
Since 2009, QMIC has been utilizing emerging technologies including Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, and Location-Awareness to deliver data-centric platforms and services. In particular, QMIC has been leading in delivering platforms & solutions focusing on key domains including Intelligent Transport, Logistics & Telematics, Road Safety, and Connected & Autonomous Mobility (CAM).
Through its integrated innovations development & delivery model, QMIC represents a unique and important category within the national Research & Development & Innovations (RDI) enterprise in Qatar that is strategically-driven, R&D-based, solution-focused, and business-oriented.
For further information please contact Mr. Abdulrahman Ajjawi
Email: [email protected]