QUWIC to Reveal New Innovations at QITCOM 2012

Doha, March 4th, 2012: The QU Wireless Innovations Center (QUWIC) located at the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) will showcase a range of smart applications and services at QITCOM 2012 Exhibition & Conference which begins on Monday this week and lasts through Wednesday. The QITCOM will be hosted at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC). QUWIC is also the official Wireless Innovations partner of the three-day event.

Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya, the Executive Director of QUWIC said “We are very proud to participate for the second year in this great event as a partner, as an exhibitor, and as a speaker in many sessions. As the first independent R&D institution in the region, QUWIC is a great example of what can be done in Qatar to advance the national development strategy and realize the 2030 vision”. Dr. Abu-Dayya added, “this year our demos will fall within with three important and major themes: Smart Living Services, Content Delivery and Mobile Applications, and Connected Cars”.

As an emerging regional leader in mobility innovations, few of QUWIC’s leaders and experts will speak on different topics. Mr. Abdulla Zaid Al-Talib, QUWIC’s Chairman of the board will be a keynote speaker on the third day to discuss strategies that need to be adopted to create knowledge-based economies in the region, Mr. Omar Bondogji will be panelist on The World of Apps session, Dr. Fethi Filali will be a panelist on Smarter Homes & Cities session.

QUWIC is partnering with QITCOM this year to demonstrate the significant progress it is making in realizing its vision of becoming a leader in introducing locally-engineered innovations to the market. On that front, QUWIC’s Head of Business Development Mr. Omar Bondogji commented “QUWIC is going to have many show cases that will demonstrate the mobility innovations made in Qatar by QUWIC, three of the showcases will be presented at the Techzone theater, and many others will be presented at QUWIC’s booth”.

QITCOM is having a new concept to show case technologies at the exhibition floor in the TechZone theater where QUWIC will be presenting showcases on Air Quality Monitoring System (HAWA’AK), on Intelligent Transportation & Logistics Suite of services (Masarak™), and on its emerging Connected Cars initiative.

Visitors to QUWIC’s booth at QITCOM will be able to experience live demonstrations of some of the major initiatives and solutions developed by QUWIC in the last three years since its inception.

The solutions on display in QUWIC’s stand will include Intelligent Transport & Logistics suite of services, futuristic Connected Cars applications, Air Quality Monitoring System, Child Safety onboard school buses, mHealth applications, Digital Content Management and Delivery Platform, and mobile applications focusing on delivering regionally relevant content.

About QUWIC

QUWIC is an applied research and development center founded by Qatar University in Collaboration with and at the Qatar Science &Technology Park (QSTP) to leverage the use of emerging wireless technologies in creating solutions and smart applications for use in a number of markets including Transportation, Utilities, Healthcare, and Environment.

QUWIC was founded with the objective of filling the existing gap in the region for institutions focusing on applied research and solutions delivery.

QUWIC has strategic objectives in the areas of local capacity building, innovations leadership, and in becoming a virtual R&D center for local and regional partners.

For further information please contact:
Dania Khaled, daniak@quwic.com
info@quwic.com, +974 44592719.

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