The Digital Incubation Center (DIC) of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and its incubated startups participated in the Doha Smart City Expo 2022, organized at Msheireb Downtown Doha by the Ministry under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, from 29 to 30, March.
The Smart Cities Expo, in its second edition in Qatar, was held in partnership with Fira de Barcelona and aims to enhance and develop initiatives that harness emerging technology to create a smart and sustainable future. This year's edition included panel discussions by prominent global, regional, and local tech specialists who shared smart cities' latest tech trends.
Commenting on the occasion, Her Excellency Reem Mohammed Al Mansouri, Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Society Development Affairs at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, said: “The second edition of the Doha Smart City Expo 2022 came to provide effective technology-based solutions to combat climate change, contribute to environmental sustainability, and help decision-makers in the urban planning that meets the needs of the public smartly. This year, we witnessed the wide participation of smart cities experts who, alongside tech startups, presented various smart city solutions. We are all looking forward to adopting these solutions and making Qatar a leader in the field of smart cities in the Middle East and the world.”
The Digital Industry sector of MCIT invited local and international startups to participate in this year's edition of Smart City Expo Doha. DIC incubated and graduated startups Ibtechar, Skip Cash, eHaris, VastumLab, Spendwisor, Ceena Lab, InfoTech Hive, App Lab, Baloora, C-Wallet, EButler and Mersal which showcased their digital solutions that contribute to improving the quality of services in smart cities. The startups also had the opportunity to meet investors and smart cities experts.