KAUST and FII Institute sign research MoU

KAUST and the Future Investment Initiative Institute signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on January 27 to cooperate on research projects as well as events aiming at facilitating access to scientific knowledge to Humankind.

KAUST President Tony Chan and Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute CEO Richard Attias signed the agreement at the Fourth Edition of the FII in Riyadh, an international platform for expert-led debate between global leaders, investors and innovators.

"The partnership emphasizes the KAUST commitment to actionable technological progress that contributes to international development and welfare,'' Chan said.

The Fourth Edition of FII is a multi-hub conference, with the theme of "The Neo-Renaissance," that links leaders, investors, and policymakers on site and in telepresence as they reimagine the global economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. KAUST is a global center for scientific and technological education and research. The FII Institute is an international not-for-profit organization, mandated to transform innovative research/projects into actionable solutions that tackle major societal issues.

"The agreement reflects both parties' eagerness to advance scientific research and make knowledge accessible to the ones that need it most,'' Attias said.


The main program was livestreamed from Riyadh, with speakers filmed and broadcast across all satellite FII cities and on live-streaming platforms. Keynote addresses, plenary sessions and breakout discussions were also held at all of the venues.

About the FII Institute

The Future Investment Initiative Institute is a new generation of global not-for-profit foundation that ensures that the world's brightest ideas find their way to materialize, scale and create positive sustainable Impact on Humanity.

With an ambitious vision to empower the brightest minds to shape a better future for ALL and with ALL, the FII Institute brings together global leaders and experts to collectively curate and enable concrete ideas that can solve today's most pressing societal issues while creating long-term platforms to reshape the future of humanity.

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