Ideacamp

IdeaCamp is a program from the Digital Incubation Center (DIC) for entrepreneurs, developers and designers who have a great idea for a technology solution.

Technology Areas

We will accept applications for any technology idea, however we are particularly interested in hearing from entrepreneurs who have ideas in the following technology areas.

IOT

The Internet of Things is the concept of connecting any device, physical object, or even living being to the internet.

One popular use for IoT is within transport networks and smart cities but in reality the applications for this technology are virtually endless.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is the advanced computer learning software with extensive behavioral algorithms that adapt themselves to imitate intelligent human behavior. A.I. is frequently applied to the project of developing systems that stimulate with traditional responses from humans. It can be found in smart phones, drones and smart cars.

Advanced Analytics

Advanced analytics are the analytics that give business owners a comprehensive understanding of their customers’ data. These analytics include machine learning, data mining, predictive analytics, location analytics, big data analytics and location intelligence.

Application Process

  • 16th June - 15th August

    Online applications open

  • 18th August - 21st August

    Screening

  • 31st August - 19th October

    IdeaCamp

  • Live Pitch

  • Announcement

  • Start 1st year Incubation

Program

To apply for IdeaCamp you must be able to attend all of the following sessions.

Week 1

Saturday
31st
August

Generate Your Business Idea

Week 2

Friday
06th
September

Business Model Canvas (1st day)

Saturday
07th
September

Business Model Canvas (2nd day)

Week 3

Saturday
14th
September

Market & customer validation

Week 4

Friday
27th
September

Prototyping

Saturday
28th
September

Prototyping

Week 5

Saturday
12th
October

Ideas Pitching

Apply Now

Applications for the next IdeaCamp will open in June 2020.

Frequently asked questions

What if my idea isn’t one of the preferred technologies (Blockchain, 3D Printing, IoT)?

Please apply anyway. We welcome ideas from all technology areas.

Do I have to attend all of the workshops?

Yes. This is a short and intense program and you are required to participate in every session.

When are the workshops?

All the workshops will take place on Fridays and Saturdays usually from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The final pitch will take place during QITCOM 2019 (October 29 – November 1).

Will I need to take time off work/university?

Yes. You will need to arrange time off for the final pitch if you are shortlisted during QITCOM 2019 (October 29 – November 1). Otherwise, all sessions will take place on the weekend or evenings.

When does the DIC Startup track begin?

The Startup track will begin from 1st December 2019.

Does my idea have to involve technology?

Yes. Digital Incubation Center only accepts applications from entrepreneurs with technology ideas.

Contact us

+974 4045 2655
incubation@motc.gov.qa
Al-Nasser Tower B, 5th Floor
Post Office Signal
Al Corniche Street
Doha, Qatar