The Qatari Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s (MCIT)-Digital Incubation Center (DIC) has announced 25 startups that won the opportunity to be incubated by the DIC in the sixth edition of IdeaCamp, during a closing ceremony attended by various DIC partners and entrepreneurs.
The announcement came after 42 competing startups presented their projects in front of a specialized judging panel.
Duha Ali Al Buhendi, DIC’s Acting Manager, said: “On behalf of the Digital Incubation Center and the Ministry of Communications and Technology, I would like to welcome the new incubated startups and hope their journey with DIC will be full of triumph, growth, and that all their ideas see the light. Tech startups are considered key drivers for economic growth and job creation.
“Through innovative and scalable startups, Qatar can diversify its economy while delivering impactful solutions for society; thus, contributing to realizing Qatar National Vision 2030. DIC is committed to supporting digital entrepreneurs in Qatar. The sixth edition of IdeaCamp was exceptional in terms of the quality of the participants’ projects.”
Selected ideas in the sixth edition of the camp varied to serve the sectors of education, health care, and environment, and transportation using emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, the Internet of things, drones, robotics, and platforms.
The startups in IdeaCamp will enjoy DIC guidance and support throughout their incubation, as well as office space for two years, and access to a free package of digital services represented in Oracle cloud services, Amazon web services, Adobe Suite programs, LinkedIn learning licenses, and other various services from DIC partners. In addition, the top three winners will receive a total cash prize of QR300,000.