Hamad Bin Khalifa University to sponsor MIT SciTech 2019

Annual student-led event promotes science, technology, and innovation in MENA region

  
Hamad Bin Khalifa University to sponsor MIT SciTech 2019

Doha: – Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is to participate in the upcoming Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) SciTech Conference 2019, taking place from April 19-21 at the Samberg Conference Center in the United States, under the theme of Envisioning the Future: Cities of MENA.

MIT’s Arab Student Organization (ASO) reactivated the event in 2018 to convene a global network of students, entrepreneurs, researchers, and innovators who are interested in using science and technology to address challenges specific to the MENA region.

Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) will represent HBKU – this year’s Gold Sponsor – at the annual conference, where attendees from different disciplines will have the opportunity to collaborate on possible solutions for innovation, infrastructure, and energy challenges facing the region, and explore untapped potential in the Arab world.

Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid, executive director of QCRI, said: “QCRI is partaking in this conference with the aim of illustrating technical possibilities previously unconsidered. The applicability of these technologies in the context of our region, and the empowerment of younger, adept generations, are crucial for our sustainability. The conference brings us one step closer to fulfilling this objective.”

Dr. Mounir Hamdi, dean of CSE, said: “We are proud to have CSE represent this global platform, which brings together likeminded individuals and organizations that are driven to make a positive impact. The event aims to accelerate the development, dissemination, and deployment of technology innovations that enable the achievement of solutions which are attuned to the needs of our time, and HBKU’s contributions are indelibly influencing this direction.”

The three-day event will feature a series of panel discussions; Q&As; an Innovation Exhibition displaying research projects and emerging startups; and SciTechTalks, showcasing the interesting projects and ideas Arab innovators are currently working on.

An IDEAthon pitch competition, taking place alongside the conference, will see attendees work in teams to develop “solutions” to pre-defined infrastructure and energy challenges facing the MENA region.

HBKU is an innovation-centric university dedicated to solving critical challenges facing Qatar and the region. The university continually leverages synergies with renowned local and international partners to promote knowledge transfer and advance mutual objectives.

For more information on MIT SciTech, please visit www.scitech.mit.edu .

-Ends- 

About Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Innovating Today, Shaping Tomorrow

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 as a research-intensive university that acts as a catalyst for transformative change in Qatar and the region while having global impact. Located in Education City, HBKU is committed to building and cultivating human capacity through an enriching academic experience, innovative ecosystem, and unique partnerships. HBKU delivers multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs through its colleges, and provides opportunities for research and scholarship through its institutes and centers. For more information about HBKU, visit www.hbku.edu.qa .

© Press Release 2019

Disclaimer: The contents of this press release was provided from an external third party provider. This website is not responsible for, and does not control, such external content. This content is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and has not been edited in any way. Neither this website nor our affiliates guarantee the accuracy of or endorse the views or opinions expressed in this press release.

The press release is provided for informational purposes only. The content does not provide tax, legal or investment advice or opinion regarding the suitability, value or profitability of any particular security, portfolio or investment strategy. Neither this website nor our affiliates shall be liable for any errors or inaccuracies in the content, or for any actions taken by you in reliance thereon. You expressly agree that your use of the information within this article is at your sole risk.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, this website, its parent company, its subsidiaries, its affiliates and the respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, advertisers, content providers and licensors will not be liable (jointly or severally) to you for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, incidental, punitive or exemplary damages, including without limitation, lost profits, lost savings and lost revenues, whether in negligence, tort, contract or any other theory of liability, even if the parties have been advised of the possibility or could have foreseen any such damages.


More From Press Releases