IdeaCamp is a program from the Digital Incubation Center (DIC) for entrepreneurs, developers and designers who have a great idea for a technology solution.

Technology Areas


The Internet of Things is the concept of connecting any device, physical object, or even living being to the internet.

One popular use for IoT is within transport networks and smart cities but in reality the applications for this technology are virtually endless.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is the advanced computer learning software with extensive behavioral algorithms that adapt themselves to imitate intelligent human behavior. A.I. is frequently applied to the project of developing systems that stimulate with traditional responses from humans. It can be found in smart phones, drones and smart cars.

Advanced Analytics

Advanced analytics are the analytics that give business owners a comprehensive understanding of their customers’ data. These analytics include machine learning, data mining, predictive analytics, location analytics, big data analytics and location intelligence.

IdeaCamp Priority Sectors

IdeaCamp accepts applications for emerging technologies. Priority is given to entrepreneurs who submit ideas that serve the following sectors:

  • Fintech
  • Smart Cities
  • Logistics

Application Process

  • 28th September

    Opening online applications

  • Screening

  • 27th October

    Start of IdeaCamp

  • 27th November

    Final Pitch

  • 30th November

    Closing Ceremony Announcement

  • Start 1st year Incubation


To apply for IdeaCamp you must be able to attend all of the following sessions.

Week 1


Value Proposition Design and Business Modelling

Week 2


Market Analysis and Customer Identification / Marketing and Customer Acquisition

Week 3


Product Development and Minimum Viable Product (MVP) / Prototyping


Product Development and Minimum Viable Product (MVP) / Prototyping

Week 4


Foundation of Fundraising

Week 5


Pitching Skills

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Frequently asked questions

What if my idea isn’t one of the preferred technologies (Blockchain, 3D Printing, IoT)?

Please apply anyway. We welcome ideas from all technology areas.

Do I have to attend all of the workshops?

Yes. This is a short and intense program and you are required to participate in every session.

When are the workshops?

All the workshops will take place on Fridays and Saturdays usually from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Will I need to take time off work/university?

No, all sessions will take place on the weekend or evenings.

When does the DIC Startup track begin?

The Startup track will begin from 1st December 2020.

Does my idea have to involve technology?

Yes. Digital Incubation Center only accepts applications from entrepreneurs with technology ideas.

Contact us

+974 44733423
Al-Nasser Tower B, 5th Floor
Post Office Signal
Al Corniche Street
Doha, Qatar