Boost Lab

Well designed objects contribute to our everyday lives.

Everyone loves a distinctive, thoughtfully-designed product: a unique souvenir; a quirky gadget; a clever hack; a possession that adds a moment of joy to everyday life. Designed objects surround us and contribute to the way we see and portray ourselves. Personal belongings and personal identity are inherently intertwined. In the words of Henry Ford, “Every object tells a story, if you know how to read it.”


Designers and artists can produce compelling artifacts.

Designers and artists are uniquely qualified to produce artifacts that tell compelling stories, objects that harness the spirit and ambition of a particular time and place. The ability to know when and how to monetize creative insight, however, requires a separate skillset and sensibility.


Business is often intimidating to art and design students.

The language of business sounds foreign—or straight up intimidating—to most art and design students. Incubators and accelerators seek profit potential; they work by narrowing and reducing options to arrive at focused, accessible solutions described in sound bites. Artists and designers are trained to do the opposite— to expand and reframe, to resist easy labels and embrace ambiguity. The two approaches are not mutually exclusive, but to get from one to the other requires translation.


Boost Lab bridges the gap between creativity and commercialization.

Boost Lab exists to bridge the gap between creative conception and commercial activation. We’re a research- fueled launchpad for innovative, culturally-informed products, developed in Qatar. We’re interested in developing different types of products, from quirky, locally inspired collectibles—the kinds of things that might not get made elsewhere—to scalable proposals with commercial potential—products that respond to marketplace demand and generate broad appeal.

Connect with our research communities.


We collaborate with researchers, government entities, profit and non-profit organizations, and educational institutions that share that vision. We actively seek partnerships and value synergetic contributions to our creative community.