Facing change through innovation at the 8th annual KIAB meeting

The KAUST Industry Advisory Board (KIAB) meeting, an annual signature meeting that puts the University’s research, education and economic development activities in front of the eyes of industry, took place on March 1 and 2 on the University’s campus. Over the last eight years, KIAB has served as a major platform for identifying avenues of collaboration with and between members of the KAUST Industry Collaboration Program (KICP).


KIAB, which is chaired by KAUST President Jean-Lou Chameau, consists of a board of executive-level industry representatives that convenes to discuss the latest research activities at KAUST. The meeting provides an opportunity for KICP members to provide guidance and recommendations on research topics relevant to industry needs. Members include Saudi and international organizations and corporations with a focus on advancing research and development in the Kingdom.