​Academic Health Program Office had previously awarded Principal Investigators to fund the development of promising early stage innovations with the ultimate goal to improve patient care.

Innovation drives the healthcare improvement and keeps the corporation at a world class level.

This award supports the transition of promising innovative ideas that start at an early or concept stage development ending with a ready prototype and commercialization advice. This award focuses on early stage innovations because many novel ideas do not get to the stage of proof-of-concept due to lack of funding, bad management of the innovation, unavailability of support. In short, many good innovations stumble in this stage because they didn’t receive the right support.

Hamad Medical Corporation recognizes that innovation can occur anywhere and does not have to be only the translated outcome of a research initiative. Employees are the most important asset of HMC and therefore Academic Health System Office welcomes innovation proposals from any department and any employee which can develop ideas that focus on improving the way patients treated in a novel way.

This award is open to all HMC staff, both individuals and teams. Joint applications with our AHS partners will also be accepted where the lead applicant is an HMC employee.

Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis. Key factors for selection are the impact and value of the innovation to patient care. Multiple submissions are allowed.

The AHS Program Office can host an information session in a group or department or hospital upon request. 


Innovation Awards 2017
Office of the Academic Health System
Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City
P.O. Box: 3050 Doha, Qatar
Tel: 44390491
E-mail: Innovation@hamad.qa

By popular request, the deadline for submissions has been extended until 7 December 2017