Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
is Qatar’s first intellectual property (IP) office, tasked with capturing the advances, discoveries and inventions assigned to or developed by Qatar Foundation (QF), and transforming them into the innovations - inventions made broadly available - that will enhance Qatar’s global reputation and attract investment and commercial opportunities with which to build its knowledge-based economy.
IPTT oversees the management, acquisition and monetization of IP, has built a portfolio of hundreds of inventions and installed a world-class IP management system, and has produced Qatar’s first IP policy, ensuring QF has rights to all the IP produced by or for it. It also manages and commercializes the technologies of other Qatar-based institutions, including Qatar Petroleum Research, Qatar University, and Hamad Medical Corporation.
The office develops strategies and research targets for Qatar’s research institutes, through analysis that is supporting the establishment of QF’s research agenda and helping to identify research collaborators. It conducts due diligence on QF’s research investment decisions and using of the International Financial Recording Standards to construct auditable estimates of the value of QF’s growing IP portfolio. In support of entrepreneurship, IPTT’s Al-Khabeer program assists local startups and inventors in protecting their ideas and building credible business plans and models.