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Scientific Cooperation


Scientific Cooperation

In March 2006, on the occasion of the visit of Education, University and Research Minister Mrs Letizia Moratti, a Memorandum of Understanding was initialled between the Minister and Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (chaired by H.H. Sheikha Mozah Al Misnad, The Emir of Qatar's Wife) which fasten the Italo-Qatari cooperation in the sectors of scientific and technologic research and university cooperation.
Following this agreement, some projects have been started between Qatar Foundation and the Scientific and Technological Park in Qatar (QSTP) from one side, and Italian universities, research centers and scientific parks from the other. They focus particularly on medical and biomedical sector.  
The two partners will cooperate in the energy environment; aeronautical; health and biotechnology; telecommunications; media; and digital media. Other fields of cooperation can be added by mutual consent.

In May 2007, after the visit to Doha of the Italian Minister for Reforms and Innovation in the Public Administration, Prof. Luigi Nicolais, a fruitful cooperation has been started with ICTQatar, the Qatari Authority responsible for advanced technologies, in order to develop joint research programs in advanced technologies applied to public administration field.
This cooperation has been further developed after the visit to Rome in October 2008 of the Secretary General of ICTQatar, Dr. Hessa Al Jaber.

In May 2011 QSTP and Municipality of Rome signed an agreement for the implementation of a platform for remote monitoring of the lifestyle of youth and patients.

In June 2011 the Chairman of QSTP Tidu Maini carried out a mission to Rome and received a proposal (currently under evaluation) by the Mayor of Rome Giovanni Alemanno to Chairman of Qatar Foundation, Sheikha Mozah, to create a science and technology park in Rome, on the Qatari model. 

In early October 2011 the President of Italian National Research Council, Prof. Francesco Profumo, visited Doha. On the occasion two agreements were signed with Qatar University and QSTP, respectively, to develop initiatives in support of industrial projects, research and teaching, and to support the activities of Polytechnic University of Torino on research and development related to ICT telemedicine platform "RASAD".