For KAUST Students

KAUST Entrepreneurship Center courses bring KAUST students together to solve real-world problems in:

Food | Water | Sustainability | Energy

We run programs and courses that help students hone their skills, learn how to play to their strengths and discover what it means to be part of an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Students participate in workshops and discussion groups and learn from keynote speakers who have launched revolutionary products and solutions in their fields. All KAUST students are welcome to participate.

Entrepreneurship For All

Throughout this program, you will learn essential innovation and entrepreneurial skills, discover how to recognize meaningful opportunities in your career and how to develop your team. You’ll also gain deep insights into your strengths and start to build an entrepreneurial mindset.

You’ll have the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers, as well as participate in interactive virtual sessions, workshops and discussion groups. Upon completion of the course, you’ll understand entrepreneurship in a broader sense and how you can use it to benefit your career.

Next intake: January 2022
Open to: KAUST students
Course name
: Entrepreneurship For All
Credits: 0
Prerequisites: None
Course delivery: Remote/face-to-face
Dates: Sundays to Thursdays, to be confirmed
Time: To be confirmed
To register, email:

New Ventures and Product Innovation (IED 210/220)

The New Ventures and Product Innovation course is a hands-on learning experience run by the KAUST Entrepreneurship Center to teach KAUST students how to evaluate business ideas and pitch to investors. The course runs twice a year over eight weeks. As a participant, you will learn in an intensive, mentor-led experiential environment designed to develop your entrepreneurial skills and expand your knowledge of leadership, team development, conflict resolution, stakeholder and project management. You will learn the art of pitching by doing and hear from business leaders, guest speakers and startup founders.

Next intake: Spring 2022
KAUST course code: For Spring IED210/ for Summer: IED220
Credits: Spring 3 / Summer 6
Course delivery: Remote/face-to-face
Dates (Mondays and Wednesdays): To be confirmed
Time: To be confirmed
To register, visit: KAUST SAP portal

  • A greater understanding of the tools that every innovator needs to succeed and how to evaluate and analyze business ideas.
  • A broader set of innovation skills for your career and those needed to develop an investor pitch.
  • Insights into the best-case innovation and entrepreneurship case studies.
  • Feedback and advice from the KAUST Entrepreneurship Center team of mentors, guest speakers and subject matter experts.