Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), is Qatar’s primary accelerator & incubator for technology development, fostering the environment required for accelerating commercialisation of research and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. QSTP focuses on four themes as per the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS) announced in 2012; Energy, Environment, Health Sciences and Information & Communication Technologies. QSTP is located in Qatar Foundation's Education City and has access to the resources of its cluster of leading research universities.

Members within the QSTP Free Zone include SMEs, international corporations and research institutions, which have collectively committed to investing in new programs, creating intellectual property, enhancing technology management skills and developing innovative new products in line with the QNRS. QSTP supports QF R&D’s economic and human development objectives for Qatar and is increasingly being recognized as an international hub for applied research, innovation, incubation and entrepreneurship. For more information, please visit the QSTP website at www.qstp.org.qa

Free Zone

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTPis a key component of integrated value chain provided by Qatar Foundation, Research & Development.  The park is created with the objective to promote academic industry relations, foster innovation and facilitate the transfer of technology from research to the marketplace. Under the Free Zone law, QSTP will provide accommodation (land and buildings) and services for private and public research and development (R&D) facilities and technology-based companies.

Companies can be licensed to operation within QSTP, by undertaking one or more of the following fields as the predominant activity:

  • R&D;
  • Technology (product and/or process) development;
  • Low volume, high value-added specialist manufacturing;
  • Education and/or training;
  • Technology-related consulting services; and/or
  • New business creation and/or development