Britain’s Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey, during his visit at the QSTP yesterday.
Doha: Ed Vaizey MP, the UK Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, visited the Williams Technology Centre (WTCQ) in Qatar’s Science and Technology Park (QSTP) yesterday as part of the recently announced Qatar-UK 2013 Year of Culture.
Ed Vaizey chose to visit the Qatari home of Williams Advanced Engineering to highlight the already strong ties between Qatar and British organisations such as Williams. Williams established the WTCQ in 2009 and has been engaged in a number of research and development projects that have the potential to make a significant difference to Qatar’s infrastructure and way of life. This includes the development of hybrid flywheel technology for public transport applications such as trams and metros, and road safety simulators to help tackle Qatar’s well known road safety issues. Both projects have seen Williams partner with Qatari companies to bring Formula One based technology to market..