KAUST first-ever Middle Eastern university to join world-class university-industry partnership program

International university-industry partnerships set to strengthen as KAUST connects to leading innovation companies and research universities. KAUST has officially announced its membership as the first entity in the Middle East to join the prestigious University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP). This places…

KAUST launches ACWA Power Center of Excellence for Desalination and Solar Power

On September 9, KAUST signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ACWA Power, one of the world’s leading independent developers, investors and operators of power generation and desalinated water plants, inaugurating the KAUST – ACWA Power Center of Excellence for Desalination…

KAUST Startup Spinout Red Sea Farms Closes $1.9 Million Investment

Reposted from KAUST News on May 14, 2019 Red Sea Farms, an agriculture technology spinout company from KAUST specializing in saltwater greenhouse technology, secured $1.9 million of co-investment from the KAUST Innovation Fund and Research Products Development Company (RPDC). Red Sea Farms is uniquely…

Groundbreaking for first R&D vaccine center in the Middle East takes place at KAUST

The groundbreaking of the Saudi Vaccine and Biomanufacturing Center (SVBC), the first of its kind in the Middle East, took place at KAUST on December 15. The ceremony was held under the patronage of HE Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Minister of…

KAUST and Thermo Fisher Scientific collaborate to accelerate materials science research

KAUST signed a worldwide agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific, providing the company access to its two patents that have the potential to expand the range of applications for high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). The agreement further establishes KAUST as a premier…

Air Products joins KAUST Industry Collaboration Program

Air Products signed an agreement to become a strategic partner of the KAUST Industry Collaboration Program (KICP) with the University. A world-leading global industrial gases company, Air Products is the latest influential international company to join the KICP network. The network encourages relationships…