Posted on July 22, 2013

The Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Qatar Meteorological Department of the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) before yesterday.

The agreement ensures exclusive ownership of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for the engineering and design concept of an outdoor air conditioning system for use in football stadiums and other open spaces. Under the agreement the QCAA is to provide the AZF with two decades worth of meteorological studies on Qatar.

The MOU was signed by Abdulaziz Al Mahmoud, Director General of Aspire Logistics - a subsidiary of AZF - and Ahmed Abdullah, Head of the Qatar Meteorological Department, who signed on behalf of the QCAA Chairman. Both parties agreed to action the MOU as efficiently and effectively as possible in order to compile the required study, for which a team from each party will be allocated.

“Signing this memorandum further supports AZF’s aim to foster research initiatives that strengthen the Foundation’s standing on the global platform as a source of technological innovation in sports. The international recognition of our existing IPR ownership for several internally developed innovations is additional proof of this,” said Abdulaziz Al Mahmoud, Director General of Aspire Logistics.

In 2009 the Aspire Zone Foundation became the exclusive owner of IPR, relating to an engineering and design concept of an outdoor air conditioning system for use in football stadiums and other open spaces. In 2011, AZF was awarded by the Intellectual Property Rights Protection Centre in Qatar, in recognition of its IPR ownership of the unique outdoor system. 

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