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Connecting Research & Industry

Economic & Technology Development's mission is to contribute to the transformation of Saudi Arabia to a knowledge-based economy. Economic & Technology Development's core roles are to act as the medium that translates the outcomes of KAUST's research into accessible and commercially attractive propositions; to attract new industry based R&D to the Kingdom; and to help improve the competitiveness of the Kingdom's industry by strengthening its innovative capacity.


Economic & Technology Development at KAUST consists of the following 4 units.


Facilitating Industry Partnerships

KAUST Industry & Corporate Engagement (ICE)

KAUST Industry & Corporate Engagement (ICE) is the industry's gateway to KAUST. It provides the resources to ensure breadth of access to and awareness of all KAUST Research, latest technologies, talent pool, seminars, symposia and other scientific events. ICE is a membership-based program with the aim of fostering strong and productive partnerships with industry, generating value for both KAUST and ICE partners.

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Facilitating

Industry Partnerships

Locating Partners on Campus

Research & Technology Park

Destined to be a premier Research Park in the Middle East, the KAUST Research & Technology Park is located next to the KAUST Campus. Its key role is to promote KAUST's mission of economic development, technology transfer and the creation of entrepreneurial opportunities within Saudi Arabia. The Research & Technology Park is part of a comprehensive innovation network linked to technology creation, business formation and development assistance with established technology firms and the marketplace.

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Locating

Partners on Campus

About Economic & Technology Development

Economic & Technology Development

KAUST's research centers and main research themes were selected because of their relevance to the economic development needs of the Kingdom. Economic & Technology Development's core roles are to act as the medium that translates the outcomes of KAUST's research into accessible and commercially attractive propositions; to attract new industry based R&D to the Kingdom, and to help improve the competitiveness of the Kingdom's industry by strengthening its innovative capacity.

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& Technology Development

Commercializing Technologies

Technology Transfer Office

The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) manages, protects and commercializes KAUST's intellectual property, leading to licenses, new products and companies in the Kingdom and beyond.

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Commercializing

Technologies

Nurturing Entrepreneurs

New Ventures

Through the New Ventures program, KAUST facilitates the flow of research-based technological innovation from idea and discovery to market.

Innovation needs more than a good idea to flourish; it requires a supportive environment and infrastructure to thrive. Access to capital, entrepreneurial coaching, and advisory services are just part of what sets KAUST New Ventures & Entrepreneurship apart.

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Nurturing

Entrepreneurs

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Our goal is to help contribute to the transformation of Saudi Arabia to a knowledge-based economy. Email us to learn more about our programs.

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