Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Economic Growth for Sustainable Development

29 - 31 October 2018
Doha, Qatar


The Conference

“Over the past 10 years, ICEIRD has become one of the leading entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development conferences in Europe, attracting academics and practitioners from around the world. ICEIRD has focused on the importance of universities, industry and government, and how innovation-led growth can be promoted. Responding to the global demand, the 11th ICEIRD will take place in the Middle East Region in Doha, Qatar.”

Our Theme

As an innovative conference bringing together academics, policymakers, practitioners, and businesses, this year the theme of ICEIRD is to advance Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Growth for Sustainable Development. The conference is structured around three tracks concerned with Entrepreneurship Research and Projects, Innovation and Research for Economic Growth for Sustainable Development.

Target Audience

The conference is aimed at academics, university technology managers, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, and businesses interested in the theory and practice of university-industry links as well as innovation, entrepreneurship and regional development more broadly.

Keynote speakers

AbdulRahman Abdulla Al-Ansari

Mr. AbdulRahman Abdulla Al-Ansari, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Co. (QIMC)

Baybars Altuntas

World Business Angels Investment Forum
“Positioning Technoparks in the Innovation Ecoystem to Ease Access to Finance for Start-ups and Scale-ups”

Bader Othman Malallah

General Director of Arab Planning Institute
“The importance of entrepreneurship and SMEs In regional development and the role of regional Arab Institutions (API as an Example) in enhancing entrepreneurship and innovation”

Lotfi Belkhir

Prof. Lotfi Belkhir, W. Booth School of Engineering Practice & Technology - Canada (TAKE OUT 'Practice')
“Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Innovating a Carbon Neutral Society in a Thriving Planet”

ICEIRD 2017 Moments!!!