Sweden keen on technology and health partnerships with Qatar

 28 Sep 2016 - 1:31

Sweden keen on technology and health partnerships with Qatar
FROM LEFT: Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa, CEO, QDB; Prof Dr. Niclas Adler, Chairman, IAG; H E Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Saud Al Thani, Governor, QCB; Ewa Polano, Swedish Ambassador to Qatar; Gustaf Hannerz, Deputy Head of Mission; and a representative fro

The Peninsula

 

DOHA: Sweden seeks to establish two important partnerships with Qatar in the areas of technology and health. 
Prof. Dr. Niclas Adler, a Swedish entrepreneur, organisational theorist and Chairman, Accelerated Innovation Group (AIG), visited Doha and held discussions with Qatari officials on establishing ‘Qatar-Sweden Growth Tech Fund’; and ’Qatar-Sweden Health Fund’.
Dr. Adler met H E Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Saud Al Thani, Governor, Qatar Central Bank; Rashid Al Mansouri, President, Qatar Stock Exchange; and Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa, CEO, Qatar Development Bank (QDB).
Discussions were also held with Egbert Schillings, CEO, WISH; and Sheikh Saud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Curator, Global Shapers Community in Qatar. 
Prof. Dr. Adler was invited to participate as a speaker at the World Innovation Summit for Health to be held in Doha in November. He will participate along with researchers from Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. He will today meet Prof. Dr. Maher Hakim, new Managing Director, Qatar Science and Technology Park; and Dr. Abdul Sattar Al Tai, Executive Director, Qatar National Research Fund. 
He will also hold discussions with officials at Qatar Investment Authority; Qatar Financial Center and representatives of the private sector to find about investment opportunities which would benefit Qatar and Sweden. 
Ewa Polano, Swedish Ambassador to Qatar, said, “Sweden shares a strong interest in ongoing paradigm shift in Qatar. Its efforts in moving from carbon-based economy to knowledge economy is remarkable. I believe Sweden might share its experiences in areas such as innovations, entrepreneurship, creative economy and research and development.”