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CITRIS Foundry innovation hub expands under new leadership

CITRIS Foundry innovation hub expands under new leadership

by Saemmool Lee

The CITRIS Foundry welcomes a new executive director, Maher Hakim, Ph.D., who comes aboard after the Foundry’s five-year-review and a renewed mission to support deep tech innovation in the public interest. He comes to the CITRIS incubator from positions as managing director of Qatar Science and Technology Park and professor of entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to his new Foundry role, Maher is the chief innovation advisor to the state of Qatar and a partner at, a venture capital firm based in Istanbul.

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