Digital Poland Foundation and Qatar Financial Centre have signed an agreement on cooperation to support the digital sector in Poland and Qatar and speed up the development of new technologies. This is an important step towards building a collaborative platform between organisations that offer insights, business network and are leaders in promoting new technologies.
Digital Poland Foundation and Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) have decided to work together on developing a digital ecosystem and strengthening business relations. The agreement aims to facilitate the development of projects that will positively impact the digital transformation of countries and help in the internationalisation of innovative companies.
Digital Poland Foundation undertakes several activities which position Poland and Polish companies as a leading innovation hub. Together with its partners, it has established the Digital Champions CEE project, which aims to promote investments in digitisation in Central and Eastern European countries and build business relations and partnerships between countries.
- We want to show investors not only in Poland but also worldwide that our region is full of interesting and valuable companies. That is why we decided to create Digital Champions CEE - a transparent and very credible ranking and meeting place for the true leaders of the CEE region. Leaders will share their knowledge and provide insights to help others follow the path of the biggest tech companies - explains Piotr Mieczkowski, Managing Director of Digital Poland Foundation.
To follow this path, we also need digital competence. Therefore, Digital Poland Foundation has been organising the Digital Festival since 2019. It's the biggest nationwide initiative in Poland that focuses on improving the digital skills of society and overcoming the fear of using new technologies.
Technology Cooperation Platform
The dynamic economic development of Poland and Qatar is fostering closer relations in the new technology sector. According to the report "Invest in digital Poland" prepared by the Foundation and the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH), Poland is among the ten best directions in the world to locate investments in the field of STEM. Qatar, on the other hand, is a powerful innovation hub rich with opportunities for new and existing companies looking to establish a presence in the region. The signed agreement will enable collaboration on initiatives that promote and strengthen Qatar-Poland relations in the digital sector. The Digital Poland Foundation and QFC will cooperate closely, among other things, in exchanging information on ongoing tech and digital projects. Collaborations also include exchanging publications, organizing conferences, webinars, competitions, and local and international initiatives.
Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, Chief Executive Officer, QFC said, “It is a great pleasure to sign this agreement, the first between Qatar Financial Centre and a Polish organisation. We are dedicated to driving innovation in Qatar's digital sector. By signing this agreement, we have strengthened our commitment in supporting one of the fastest-growing sectors in the country. With shared objectives for growth, I am confident that Fundacja DigitalPoland and QFC will have many successful initiatives ahead that will boost both countries' digital ecosystems.”
- At the Foundation, we know very well that without cooperation, there is no innovation. Thanks to the agreement with the Qatar Financial Centre, we can convince more dynamic startups and global corporations to come to Poland and facilitate local leaders' expansion into other markets like Qatar. It is also an opportunity to exchange experience and knowledge about the Polish and Qatari ecosystems of the new technology sector. The potential of domestic companies and the technology they develop is enormous. This is shown in our "Invest in digital Poland" report presented during Expo 2020 Dubai and at GITEX. I am glad that we have the opportunity to build on our experience, which will certainly pay off with new digital opportunities for both economies - adds Piotr Mieczkowski.
One of the most critical areas of cooperation between the two organisations will be providing information on business opportunities and facilitating contact with organisations and associations related to the new technology ecosystem in Poland and Qatar.
- Further digitalisation will undoubtedly be the foundation of a modern economy. Therefore, we need to promote investment in innovation that will shape the ecosystem of the future. Our goal is to establish cooperation based on know-how and insights. QFC and the Digital Poland foundation certainly have it. The signed agreement will enable us to create an international platform to exchange best practices for all digital companies in Qatar and Poland – emphasises Aleksandra Brzozowska, Board Member for International Cooperation at Digital Poland Foundation.
About Digital Poland Foundation
Digital Poland Foundation was established to bring together companies and society. It promotes knowledge about the role of innovation and digitization in the economic development of the country. It brings together companies and organizations from different industries, encouraging them to cooperate on specific projects. The mission of the Foundation is to position Poland as a leading centre of digital innovation in the world.
About the Qatar Financial Centre
The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is an onshore business and financial centre located in Doha, providing an excellent platform for firms to do business in Qatar and the region. The QFC offers its own legal, regulatory, tax and business environment, which allows up to 100% foreign ownership, 100% repatriation of profits, and charges a competitive rate of 10% corporate tax on locally sourced profits. The QFC welcomes a broad range of financial and non-financial services firms.
For more information about the permitted activities and the benefits of setting up in the QFC, please visit www.qfc.qa
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