KAUST AI startup UnitX joins NVIDIA Inception program

AI Startup UnitX Joins NVIDIA Inception

KAUST startup, UnitX Technologies has joined NVIDIA Inception, a program designed to nurture startups revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI and data sciences.

UnitX is focused on enhancing the safety and security at enterprises and government organizations by providing real-time actionable insights from drone & CCTV data through its AI-powered & edge-based video analytics platform called Vizard. Vizard is currently being used by smart cities & private compounds, construction & manufacturing sites, oil & gas facilities, and event management companies.

NVIDIA Inception will allow UnitX to accelerate the creation of a global ecosystem of partners, vendors and customers through their go-to-market support. In addition, it will boost Vizard’s technical development in key technology areas such as Deep Learning & Edge Computing by supporting UnitX engineers with the latest NVIDIA SDKs and tools.

“Team UnitX is excited to collaborate with NVIDIA and gain from the experiences of industry-leading experts and other players in the AI and Edge Computing ecosystem. UnitX’s vision is to deliver real economic impact in terms of cost and risk reduction, via Vizard’s secure and easy-to-use intuitive interface. We look forward to our engagement with the NVIDIA Inception team and their support to help us push the boundaries in terms of latency, accuracy, energy consumption and privacy of video analytics at the edge,” said UnitX CEO, Kiran Narayanan.

KAUST PhD Graduate and UnitX CEO and Founder, Kiran Narayanan


NVIDIA Inception is a program that helps startups during critical stages of product development, prototyping and deployment. Every Inception member gets a custom set of ongoing benefits, such as NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute credits, marketing support, and technology assistance, which provides startups with the fundamental tools to help them grow.

UnitX was born out of a passion for accelerating the industry adoption of cutting-edge technology in artificial intelligence and high-performance computing. Vizard by UnitX is a platform for edge-based computer vision that can process multi-modal data from drones in real-time to deliver insights within seconds. Vizard works seamlessly with multiple off the shelf drone, CCTV and VMS products. It has applications in health & safety, and security & surveillance. Vizard’s use cases in HSE include assessment of PPE compliance, worker falls and behavior assessment. Use cases in surveillance include foreign object detection, perimeter surveillance and face recognition. UnitX is a fast-growing and award-winning company covered by Arabnet, Misk Global Forum, Saudi Gazette, Arabnews and more.

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