ARAB INNOVATION ACADEMY
For residents of the Pan-Arab Region only.
FALL, 2021 | ONLINE
Official AIA program August 31 - November 23
*for students who apply for HBKU credit August 24 - December 7
Learn what it takes to become a global entrepreneur and take part of a life changing experience.
In partnership with:
We kindly encourage you to read AIA2021 Questions & Answers before applying for the program! There you will find helpful information about the application process and the program.
SPEAKERS & MENTORS
Qatar Science & Technology Park
Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), member of Qatar Foundation, is a Free Zone, accelerator, and incubator for tech-product development in Qatar. The park fosters an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Qatar that works to accelerate commercialization of market-ready technologies to realize Qatar’s national diversification drive.
QSTP’s focus ranges across four overarching themes, comprising Energy, Environment, Health Sciences, and Information & Communication Technologies, in line with the Qatar National Research Strategy announced in 2012.
Located in Qatar Foundation's Education City, QSTP has access to the vital resources of a cluster of leading research universities. Members of QSTP’s Free Zone include SMEs, international corporations, and research institutions. They are collectively committed to investing in new technology development programs, creating intellectual property, enhancing technology management skills, and developing innovative new products.
QSTP supports QF’s economic and human development objectives for Qatar, and is increasingly recognized as an international hub for applied research, innovation, incubation, and entrepreneurship.
For more information, please visit the QSTP website.
The accelerated mode of learning turns an idea into a start-up
IDEATION & TEAM DESIGN
Ideation Activities (problem submission, discussion)
Your first product features
Paper & Digital Prototyping
Marketing Campaign Design
Business Model Management
Finance & Funding Strategies
Startup Expo - elevator pitch your idea for the first time
Contact VCs and Present Your Idea
Live stage pitch
Qatar Foundation – Unlocking Human Potential
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF) is a private, non-profit organization that is supporting Qatar on its journey from a carbon economy to knowledge economy by unlocking human potential, for the benefit of not only Qatar, but the world. Founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Emir, QF is chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.
QF’s work encompasses education, research and community development. World-class universities are brought to Qatar to help create an education sector in which young people can develop the attitudes and skills required for a knowledge economy. At the same time, QF builds Qatar's innovation and technology capacity by developing and commercializing solutions through key sciences. The Foundation also works to foster a progressive society while enhancing cultural life, protecting Qatar’s heritage and addressing immediate social needs in the community.
For a complete list of QF’s initiatives and projects, visit http://www.qf.org.qa
Hands-on entrepreneurial experience
Have you ever started a business? AIA gives you the appropriate knowledge, mindset, and skills to launch a startup. After graduation, each participant has the core skills to go from an idea to a startup. AIA's methodology relies on the knowledge of our experienced mentors and experts with one foot in industry and another in the classroom.
Hyper personalized learning
Competitive work environments are pushing you to learn and improve your core skills in your academic discipline. That's why AIA created a hyper-personalized online program! Throughout the program, you receive materials and feedback designed for your area of expertise.
AIA offers a global perspective through international collaboration within the MENA region. 200 students from 10+ countries come together to solve big problems, while being guided by international mentors from across the globe.