KAUST, RPDC and KACST launch new state-of-the-art greenhouse for agri-tech startup Red Sea Farms

Media Release, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, November 2, 2020 AgriTech startup Red Sea Farms has found a new home at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to advance their saltwater greenhouse technology. The new state-of-the-art 2,000-square-meter  saltwater greenhouse pilot…

KAUST launches ACWA Power Center of Excellence for Desalination and Solar Power

On September 9, KAUST signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ACWA Power, one of the world’s leading independent developers, investors and operators of power generation and desalinated water plants, inaugurating the KAUST – ACWA Power Center of Excellence for Desalination…

STEAM Innovation Challenge Brings Saudi University Undergraduate Entrepreneurs to KAUST

Around 300 undergraduate students from 20 Saudi universities gathered at KAUST from May 2 to 4 to compete in the STEAM Innovation Challenge. STEAM (short for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) is an annual intensive ideation program where mixed interdisciplinary…

KAUST Startup Spinout Red Sea Farms Closes $1.9 Million Investment

Reposted from KAUST News on May 14, 2019 Red Sea Farms, an agriculture technology spinout company from KAUST specializing in saltwater greenhouse technology, secured $1.9 million of co-investment from the KAUST Innovation Fund and Research Products Development Company (RPDC). Red Sea Farms is uniquely…

Groundbreaking for first R&D vaccine center in the Middle East takes place at KAUST

The groundbreaking of the Saudi Vaccine and Biomanufacturing Center (SVBC), the first of its kind in the Middle East, took place at KAUST on December 15. The ceremony was held under the patronage of HE Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Minister of…

KAUST and Thermo Fisher Scientific collaborate to accelerate materials science research

KAUST signed a worldwide agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific, providing the company access to its two patents that have the potential to expand the range of applications for high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). The agreement further establishes KAUST as a premier…