Posted on March 02, 2019

The Cultural Village Foundation – Katara has organised the annual forum (Katara-tech) at building 15 which discussed the latest technologies in the field of 3D printing and its uses in different industries.

Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara opened the forum and honoured the participants as well as the Qatari inventors who won 14 medals in the 11th international inventions exhibition in the Middle East which was held in Kuwait last month. Several specialists and technicians in the field of tech development from Hamad Medical Corporation, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Ibtikar for tech solutions and Q 3D Print company who introduced the best uses of this technology for the benefit of education, research and development.

Dr Younis Ait Moo, researcher at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Hamad Bin Khalifa University and a program consultant at the European Innovation Academy, presented a research titled ‘research aspects of 3D printing technology and design strategies’, where he explained how they are using this technology to find better methods of learning through simulations. Dr Guillame Lanier from HMC discussed the challenges and benefits of 3D printing in prehospital care and how HMC is introducing this technology especially in the ambulance department to be effective and practical for the benefit of patients.

The Katara-tech Forum aims to spread awareness on digital technologies on a large scale and make it available to all as a key factor in the development of creative and knowledge capabilities, in addition to learning about the latest developments in the world of information and communication technology and reviewing and presenting best practices and international standards in Qatar and the world.