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ZEKI Berlin and Qatar Forge Transformative Partnership

By 27.02.2024July 5th, 2024No Comments

We are thrilled to announce a momentous collaboration between ZEKI | Zentrum für erlebbare KI und Digitalisierung at TU Berlin and the Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZ), alongside the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, to establish a pioneering research center for Experiential Artificial Intelligence in the Free Zones of Qatar.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for ZEKI Doha, orchestrated by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Sahin Albayrak of TU Berlin and Dr Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister and Chairman of QFZ, during the Web Summit Qatar, marks a significant milestone in the realm of technological advancement and collaboration.

Joining esteemed representatives such as Lothar Freischlader, the Ambassador of Germany in Doha, were numerous dignitaries from Qatari ministries, authorities, and organizations, underscoring the profound significance of this partnership.

Much like its Berlin counterpart, ZEKI Doha aims to pioneer innovative tools and frameworks to propel the development and deployment of Artificial Intelligence across pivotal sectors such as mobility, healthcare, cybersecurity, and the future of work.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Sahin Albayrak expressed his honor in partaking in this transformative initiative, emphasizing the creation of a nexus for innovation wherein industry and academia converge to push the boundaries of AI and digitalization. This partnership underscores ZEKI’s commitment to emerging industries and collaborative endeavors with leading organizations, catalyzed by substantial investments in infrastructure to foster research and development in AI and digitalization.

Mohammed bin Ali Al Mannai, Minister of Communication, Information Technology, and Deputy Chairman of QFZ, highlighted the strategic importance of this collaboration in driving technological innovation and economic diversification within Qatar’s Free Zones.

Dr. Ahmad Al Sayed, Minister and Chairman of the Board of QFZ, echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the pivotal role of this partnership in advancing innovation and research in AI. This MOU signifies not merely an agreement but a reflection of their collective vision to establish a center for AI that fosters sustainable growth and prosperity, aligned with Qatar’s National Vision 2030 and its third National Development Strategy. In conclusion, the signing of this MOU heralds the dawn of a new era in AI research and development, symbolizing a shared commitment to shaping the future of technology and innovation. Together, ZEKI Berlin and QFZ aspire to establish a leading applied AI research center within Qatar’s Free Zones, leveraging real-world laboratories and data to propel critical sectors forward, including mobility, healthcare, cybersecurity, and business.