Posted on October 03, 2019

Qatar Development Bank is proud to announce its strategic partnership with UBI Global in hosting the World Incubation Summit 2019, to be held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, in Doha, Qatar.

This agreement was brought into place by Ali Amin, CEO and co-founder, UBI Global and Ibrahim Al Mannai, Executive Director of Advisory & Incubation​, Qatar Development Bank. The World Incubation Summit is an exclusive international event which enables innovation through impactful collaborations worldwide with the theme, ‘Activate Your Innovation.’ “We are looking forward to bringing in the World Incubation Summit to Doha. This event will not only improve incubation strategies in the country through innovative discussions but will strengthen our entrepreneurship ecosystem,” says Ibrahim Al Mannai, Executive Director of Advisory & Incubation, Qatar Development Bank.

The event will take place in the Middle East for the first time in Doha, Qatar from November 4th – 7th, 2019. This invite-only event will bring together 300 participants from over 30 countries and include business incubators and accelerators, program managers, corporate innovation experts, government innovation agencies, and feature dynamic keynote speakers. The occasion will also announce the top-ranked incubation programs as identified and assessed in the World Benchmark Study 2019 - 2020. “The World Incubation Summit serves as a global platform for incubators and innovators and advocates support for SME’s globally from potential investors. We are excited to see it thrive and gain success in Qatar’s diverse economy, ” says Ali Amin, CEO and co-founder, UBI Global.

UBI Global was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2013. Their goal is to aid business incubators and accelerators to improve their programs, become more attractive to start ups, and increase their overall efficiency— and ultimately, their ability to attract investment. Qatar Development Bank offers financial and advisory services to develop and empower Qatari entrepreneurs and innovators to contribute to the diversification of the Qatari economy, through successful small and medium enterprises that are able to compete in global markets.