Locate at KAUST’s Research & Technology Park

Establish office or lab space at the heart of the innovation hub

If you are interested in expanding your business in the Middle East, establishing an office or R&D center at Saudi Arabia’s leading research university is a good place to start.

KAUST’s Research & Technology Park provides an environment for technology-based businesses to access KAUST’s laboratories, faculty and student talent and network of public spaces and facilities designed for creative collision and knowledge-sharing.

The park fosters links between KAUST and industry—as well as among the network of tenants, startups and service providers located here.

Why locate at KAUST’s research park?

  • Access to major, emerging markets in the Middle East
  • Competitive pricing
  • Comprehensive services
  • Attractive IP terms
  • Flexible space
  • Access to KAUST’s uniquely-equipped Core Labs
  • Technology development capabilities
  • Space for field testing and piloting
  • Fully integrated with KAUST community

Research facilities and support services

We help companies establish business office space, laboratory space, multi-purpose incubator space or their own R&D, technical service or demonstration facilities.

Key facilities and amenities include:

  • Incubators for technology startups
  • Dedicated research facilities and services
  • Outdoor testing facilities & field stations
  • Access to efficient lab and equipment maintenance
  • Access to world-class procurement and supply chain management services
  • Access to KAUST’s state-of-the-art Core Labs
  • Chemical warehouse
  • Hazardous materials storage & disposal
  • Business and marketing consultation services

A unique location

Saudi Arabia has a rapidly growing economy and has been ranked one of the easiest places to do business in the Middle East. KAUST is poised to become one of the Kingdom’s economic and innovation hubs. Located 80 kilometers north of Jeddah on the Red Sea, only minutes south of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), and along a future high-speed rail line connecting to the Jeddah International Airport, among other stops, KAUST is a research center, a university town and an important source of regional growth.

The park currently covers roughly 2.7 million square meters of space near the heart of KAUST’s campus. All buildings within the park have a minimum of LEED Silver certification as defined by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Buildings conserve water through the use of a local desalination plant and have been designed to optimize energy performance.

A “work-live-play” environment

KAUST’s award-winning campus has everything tenants needs to live, work and play. You can enjoy state-of-art fitness facilities, a golf course, numerous fine dining and casual fare restaurants, elementary and secondary schools and, of course, the Red Sea just steps away.

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