TAQADAM Startup Accelerator graduate Firnas Aero is an innovative DaaS startup (drone-as-a-service) designed to spot delay-causing debris on airport runways. Today, they’re a thriving business based out of KAUST’s Research Technology Park — and their innovative use cases and global interest is booming.
Using Zapata’s quantum workflows platform, Orquestra, KAUST will explore how quantum computing can simulate and optimize the aerodynamic design process for vehicles.
Launching a startup can be tough and many aspiring entrepreneurs have questions about where to start. To shed some light on the startup journey, we’re sharing stories and insights from some of our TAQADAM Startup Accelerator founders.
For the fifth year in a row, we’re inviting entrepreneurs from Saudi Arabia and beyond to apply for the TAQADAM Startup Accelerator. One of MENA’s top accelerators, TAQADAM helps startups at all stages of growth define, launch, and promote their big ideas.
It started with nearly 561 startups, each vying for a spot in the 2020 TAQADAM Startup Accelerator. Now, one year — and a global pandemic — later, the final 37 startups hit the (virtual) stage as part of the fourth TAQADAM Startup Accelerator Showcase.
Since 2016, a global entrepreneurship hub and a future-focused bank have come together in support of game-changing progress. The secret to success? Find a good partner — one that believes in your vision and wants to make it happen as much you do.
Media Release, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, October 14, 2020 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and its partner Saudi British Bank (SABB), will award SR10m to entrepreneurs participating in the fourth TAQADAM Startup Accelerator program. The zero-equity grants, which…
For the second year in a row, KAUST has partnered with Misk Foundation to present the 2020 Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC), the world’s largest pitch competition
Globally, air travel is down over 55 percent compared to 2019 due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Flight bookings are currently on a slight upswing, however, as countries gradually reopen their borders. As flights return, the challenge of maintaining a virus-free…
As Saudi Arabia’s leading research university, KAUST is a place where big ideas are given the room to grow. Founded a little over ten years ago, the university has already made a significant impression on the international stage for the…