KAUST was conceived to create an impact
KAUST advances science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research integrated with graduate education. We are a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world.
Read more about KAUST’s vision and mission here.
The mission of the Innovation & Economic Development department is to help maximize KAUST’s contribution to the economic diversification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its transformation to a knowledge-based economy.
We fulfill our mission and create public benefit by:
- Commercializing and protecting KAUST’s intellectual property, leading to new products and companies in the Kingdom
- Building a strong culture of entrepreneurship and creating new knowledge-based businesses
- Attracting industry to KAUST to collaborate on research, employ KAUST graduates and participate in bringing new technology to the Kingdom
- Creating a hub of innovation, research and technology development at our on-campus research park