Qatar Development Bank

How the World Incubation Summit 2019 activated the Qatar innovation ecosystem thanks to QDB

The goal

  • Spark economic development in the local ecosystem through entrepreneurs and SMEs that would provide global market growth.

The approach

  • Sponsor the World Benchmark Study 2019 – 2020 to identify top-performing accelerators and incubators around the world.
  • Position Qatar as an international innovation hub and support the national vision of entrepreneurship.
  • Host the World Incubation Summit 2019 and invite the world.

The results

  • Over 300 attendees from 30 countries around the world attended the WIS19 in Doha and were able to witness innovation in action.
  • Improved the local economic development cycle by providing access to key players in the global market.
  • Increased the knowledge base of best practices in the country’s accelerator and incubator programs.

The download

UBI Global and Qatar Development Bank joined forces to increase the knowledge base of global best practices by identifying top-performing organizations around the world through sponsorship of the World Benchmark Study for 2019–2020.

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Qatar Development Bank, a forward-thinking company, is spotlighted as an example. Discussion includes how to:

  • identify business incubators
  • find ways to support innovation
  • discover channels for promotion
  • and more!