An innovation ecosystem
Top-quality education and world-leading research define us, but they are only part of our vision. We are also an institution of enterprise and a gateway for industry looking to establish a foothold in Saudi Arabia.
KAUST is pioneering deep tech R&D in Saudi Arabia and is one of the Kingdom’s leading innovation hubs. Our deep tech ecosystem is a destination where research comes to life, and it’s our mission to foster even greater industry innovation through deeper connection and collaboration.
Through sponsored research agreements or utilizing our laboratories, office spaces, or pilot testing and scale-up facilities, KAUST can help businesses problem solve and accomplish their goals for growth in the region.
Partnerships are powerful. We believe when the right minds get together to lower the barriers of innovation, remarkable things can happen. We can connect you with the departments and contacts that interest you, either within KAUST or elsewhere in the Kingdom. These collaborations will help contribute to the economic diversification of Saudi Arabia and its transformation to a knowledge-based economy.