Qatar Business Incubation Centre (QBIC) has launched the second wave of the Lean Manufacturing Programme (LMP), featuring a dynamic group of ambitious local entrepreneurs looking to learn about the best practices in manufacturing and start their own production facility.

The launch follows the success of the first wave of the LMP, which is a first-of-its-kind in the country, QBIC said in a statement.

Over the course of six intensive weeks, industrial entrepreneurs will embark on a journey that covers all aspects of setting up and operating a manufacturing facility. The programme, which is based on the ‘lean methodology’, kicks-off with an introduction to legal compliance and regulations in Qatar, and concludes with the fundamentals of end-to-end supply chain management.

The LMP modules, which also include customer validation, product prototyping, marketing and sales strategy, factory design, and machinery mapping, will be delivered virtually through weekly interactive workshops and training sessions.

QBIC general manager Hamad al-Qahtani said, “At QBIC, we are committed to our responsibility towards developing and supporting entrepreneurs within the local manufacturing sector. By empowering this new wave of industrial innovators, we enable them to transform their ideas into cutting-edge manufacturing facilities and quality products.

“Through the programme, QBIC is able to contribute to the advancement of the manufacturing sector in Qatar, which has witnessed tremendous growth over the past two years.”

The LMP is designed to build the capacity of companies and startups that are currently manufacturing or aiming to manufacture products and goods in Qatar. LMP entrepreneurs are trained to develop their ideas alongside invaluable insights provided by local and international experts and partners, as QBIC continues to deliver world-class content that is relevant to the local market.

Within the programme, entrepreneurs and business owners gain a thorough, hands-on understanding of the complete manufacturing process. At the end of the programme, the top-performing entrepreneurs will present their businesses to a specialised committee for a chance to earn an industrial facility, continuous training, and office space.

It is worth mentioning that the programme is only the starting point for these businesses. Once the entrepreneurs develop a comprehensive idea of what they want to produce, QBIC provides training, guidance, knowledge transfer, development opportunities, and support.

It then provides the best-performing businesses with an industrial facility an 80-200sq m workshop for them to set up their production operation and validate their market. The ultimate goal for participating entrepreneurs is to grow and scale from an industrial facility into one of the Jahiz factories, which will propel their business to even greater heights. To learn more about QBIC and its latest programmes, visit