KAUST Innovation Ventures supports founders and funds early-stage deep tech startups that are working to find solutions to our most pressing scientific and technological challenges. We manage a portfolio of homegrown KAUST spinouts and also international deep tech startup spin-ins.
The Fund aims to grow an innovation and technology investment community and attract international investors and VCs to the emerging Saudi technology ecosystem. We become a long-term strategic partner of these ventures through seed to early-stage investments.
KAUST Innovation Ventures is the last stage in the innovation to commercialization continuum at KAUST. Research moves out of the lab, through our Technology Transfer Office, into the Entrepreneurship Center and finally is assessed to receive investment by KAUST Innovation Ventures.
KAUST makes venture capital investments in deep tech startups from seed (less than $200,000) to early-stage (up to $2 million).
Impact in Saudi Arabia
- Job creation
- Economy diversification
- Ecosystem development
This is where the Innovation Fund steps in. Fill out the funding application to get started.