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Posted On: 28 April 2020 09:44 am

Qatar University's e-seminar discusses various aspects of COVID 19

Sumaica Asad
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Qatar University (QU) hosted an e-seminar titled "Intellectual Property, Innovation and Overcoming the Crisis of COVID-19", with the participation of experts specialized in this field.

The experts from Qatar University, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the Qatar Scientific Club discussed the role of intellectual property rights in enabling scientific research to confront the crisis. In addition a discussion on the development and production of national innovations to overcome the COVID-19 crisis.

Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at QU Prof. Mariam Al Maadeed welcomed the attendees and praised the efforts of researchers of the state agencies, she said, "The on-going pandemic urges to redouble our efforts towards our fight against Coronavirus. Encourage innovation that qualify to support various sectors of the state and enable them to meet major challenges. The awareness should be addressed from its legal and commercial aspects, but also from the consequences that human beings are facing."

The seminar's agenda included several sessions, where Director of the Intellectual Property Rights Protection department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Amna Jaber Al Kuwari discussed the role of the Department in facilitating the businessmen in Qatar to assist them in facing this crisis with the least possible losses.

Director of Innovation & Intellectual Property Office (IIP Office) and Associate Professor of Commercial Law at QU Dr. Mohamed Salem Abouelfarag Elsaid Mohamed addressed the role of intellectual property rights in enabling scientific research to confront the crisis.

The session of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at QU's College of Engineering Dr. Abdul Majeed Hammouda entitled "Research and Development", in which he presented the relationship between research and development. He also discussed the importance of permanent and continuous research to keep pace with technological developments, environmental changes, and other matters that affect society in the world.

The last session entitled "Development and production of national innovations to overcome the crisis COVID-19 " with the participation of Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences at QU's College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Hareb Al-Jabri, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at QU's College of Administration and Economics Dr. Mahmoud Abdul-Latif, and Technical Director at the Qatar Scientific Club Abdul Rahman Saleh Khamis.

Also, the session discussed m related to industrialization and private innovations to confront the COVID-19 crisis and its possible consequences for the renaissance of the economy, especially any topics shortly, stressing the importance of digital industrialization and the role of entrepreneurs in this field. They discussed the applications for national innovations such as masks, robots, and other innovations.

Source: QNA