According to the Global Innovation Index 2022, Qatar is now the 3rd fastest-rising country when it comes to the ideals of innovation all over the world. “Qatar has gone up several places in the global innovation Index and currently is the third fastest rising country in the global Innovation Index of 2022,” says Omar Ali al-Ansari, secretary general of the QRDI Council, at the Qatar-Spain Innovation Programme (QASIP) launch.
The event was held in line with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed by the parties (the Ministry of Innovation and Science and the Centre of Technology Development and Innovation in Spain). This helps Qatar work hand-in-hand with Spain in order to further the countries’ shared interests when it comes to the field of creativity and technological innovation.
Of course, with any new advancement comes its own set of hurdles, and challenges are inevitable. There will no doubt be plenty of obstacles that need to be overcome when push comes to shove, which is why the partnership will also address the most common issues that the two countries will face. Together, both countries can take on these difficulties head-on and work together to find solutions that will be mutually beneficial for all parties.
“We have various challenges where innovation plays a major role. It could be food security, water security, precision medicine, energy efficiency among others. So we have a lot of common issues and we will try to solve them through innovation. We are aligning together on the challenges common to both the countries. The private sector can leverage the infrastructure from the academic institutions by making use of their talents and labs or other facilities,” says al-Ansari.
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