Entrepreneurship at KAUST

Make your business idea a reality

Our mission is to plant the seeds of a deep tech entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Kingdom—a network of startups, entrepreneurs, investors and others, all committed to helping great entrepreneurial ideas succeed.

We offer training and mentorship to entrepreneurs both on and off campus, from scientists and students looking to spin out their inventions into new companies, to Saudi business owners interested in adopting an entrepreneurial approach to business growth.

Starting a business requires more than just good ideas. It takes careful planning and foresight, market knowledge, funding and ongoing support. KAUST helps entrepreneurs at all stages of the process, from ideation to launch to funding and beyond.

We also help KAUST inventors protect and commercialize their inventions. KAUST is particularly interested in supporting new ventures that are aligned with the university’s research activities and that will have local or regional impacts and create jobs.

For KAUST Students

Discover innovation and entrepreneurship courses

For All Learners

Discover our open programs, online classes and bootcamps

For Startups

Apply for investment from our venture fund

For Investors

Browse our portfolio of startups