The Ministry of Transport and Communications’ Digital Incubation Center (DIC) IdeaCamp events have come to an end after six weeks of exciting live pitching of competing innovative ideas, before specialized evaluation and assessment committees.

Twenty-seven (27) new innovative ideas have been accepted and will be incubated within the Startup Track at the DIC, from a total of 31 competing innovative ideas presented before specialized evaluation and assessment committees. It is worth mentioning that the IdeaCamp had initially started with 85 innovative ideas.

The participating ideas covered a wide range of fields that interest all segments of society, based on modern technology. The ideas are meant to help solve problems at the environmental, educational, economic and social levels, including e-commerce, Blockchain, iBeacon, biotechnologies, IoT, VR and social technology.

IdeaCamp featured several workshops and training and mentorship courses conducted by specialized training institutions where entrepreneurs were educated how to develop a business model, build a prototype and test their ideas with potential customers.

Winning ideas will be assessed and tested again after one year of incubation at the DIC in order to establish whether it should continue being incubated, which depends on how far the concept idea develops and grows.

Source: Government of Qatar