KAUST Launches Saudi Arabia’s First Self-Driving Vehicles

KAUST introduced self-driving shuttles on its campus to become the pioneer in adopting autonomous vehicles in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The pilot project incorporates vehicle technology from two global leaders in autonomous mobility and advanced manufacturing,Local Motors by LM Industries and EasyMile. The…

KAUST Industry Advisory Board Meeting Celebrates a Decade of Innovation

The University held the 10th KAUST Industry Advisory Board (KIAB) meeting from November 4 to 5. The annual signature meeting puts the University’s research, education and economic development activities at the center of a two-day discussion with industry partners on…

Scanning the Horizon with FalconViz

KAUST alumnus Luca Passone (Ph.D. ’18, M.S. ’11) is part traditional researcher and part horizon-scanning entrepreneur. As the chief technology officer and a co-founder of FalconViz, one of the University’s homegrown startups, Passone and his colleagues conduct 3D surveying and mapping using unmanned aerial systems…

KAUST Startup UnitX Closes $2 Million Investment

UnitX, a KAUST artificial intelligence (AI) and supercomputing startup spin-out company and a barrier-breaking cloud-based supercomputing provider that helps enterprises deploy AI at scale, has secured $2 million of co-investment from the KAUST Innovation Fund and Saudi Aramco’s Wa’ed Ventures Fund. The injection…