The QFC Innovation Dome is the future of innovation in Qatar. It is a visionary umbrella for transformative initiatives aimed at positioning the country at the forefront of global digital evolution. A pioneer among these initiatives, the QFC Digital Asset Lab will lead the way to the exciting world of digital assets.
The QFC Innovation Dome is more than a structure; it stands as a symbol of Qatar's commitment to the National Vision 2030. It is a dynamic environment where innovation converges with opportunity, breathing life to cutting-edge projects that can shape the future.
The Digital Assets Lab aims to foster innovation, research, and development within the Digital Assets and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) space.
It provides a collaborative environment for start-ups, businesses, and researchers to explore and create innovative solutions, products, and services related to digital assets and distributed ledger technologies.
The Lab seeks to position Qatar as a hub for digital innovation, contribute to the growth of the digital economy and drive the adoption of emerging technologies across various sectors.
Entry to the Digital Assets Lab is one of the pathways towards securing a full license to operate in Qatar.
⦁ Foster innovation, research, and development within the Digital Assets and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) space.
⦁ Provide a collaborative environment for start-ups, businesses, and researchers to explore and create innovative solutions, products, and services related to digital assets and distributed ledger technologies.
⦁ Position Qatar as a hub for digital innovation, contribute to the growth of the digital economy and drive the adoption of emerging technologies across various sectors.
⦁ Provide a pathway for securing a full operational license in Qatar.
The Digital Asset Lab opens doors to a world of opportunities in the field of digital assets and DLT. Here is what we bring to the table:
Collaboration lies at the core of our approach. We offer a platform where fintech firms, corporates, and innovators converge to cocreate and explore new horizons.
Gain access to state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure, including cybersecurity advisory services and cloud storage, to support your experiments.
Engage with industry experts from QFC and global partners, each specialising in their respective fields. Gain valuable insights to fast-track your innovation journey.
Navigate the regulatory landscape with confidence. We provide insights into local regulatory requirements, facilitating the authorisation process.
Enjoy well-equipped, flexible co-working spaces within a dynamic and collaborative environment throughout the duration of your Lab experiment, free of charge.
Receive assistance in obtaining conditional registration and a license to accelerate your progression into the Pioneer programme or full licensing upon the subsequent launch in early 2024.
Learn who can join the Digital Assets Lab community
Collaborate and pioneer new solutions
From start-ups to established players
Embrace digital assets to thrive in the digital era
Bring bold ideas and concepts to the table
The eligibility to participate in the Lab will be assessed based on how closely the candidate's products and services align with the QFC objectives. The eligibility criteria are summarised below:
• Innovative Use Case
• Business Plan / White Paper
• Regulatory Compliance
• Technical, architectural & infrastructure standards
• Eligibility Verification
Start by expressing your interest.
Our team will assess your proposed products and services, and you may explore provisional company registration.
Upon approval, access the Lab's resources and conduct experiments in Qatar.
Submit a Lab report. We'll assess your readiness for commercialization and licensing.