Impact and innovation
From lab to launch, We’re innovators by nature.
KAUST is here to transform the planet, not the academy. We understand that laboratory research is only one part of the equation—the other is ending disease, hunger, climate change, and more in the real world. That’s why promoting new discoveries beyond our gates, and improving the lives of people everywhere, is integrated into everything we do.
KAUST Bioengineering achieves this in several ways. One is TAQADAM, our unique startup incubator where students can leverage funding, training, and mentorships to build startups that soar. Another is our partnership with industry. From Saudi Aramco to the sustainability stars of the future, we have the contacts to get your work recognized.
Whatever your idea, don’t keep it to yourself. Come to KAUST and get the platform it deserves—then commercialize it to shape a better tomorrow.
KAUST aims to revolutionize life across six broad pillars: food, water, energy, health, the environment, and the digital world. Here are some examples of what that means in practice.
Entrepreneurship at KAUST
Empowering a deep tech entrepreneurial ecosystem by inspiring, training and developing the next generation of remarkable innovators and founders.
Entrepreneurship for all course
Helping KAUST students develop key innovation and entrepreneurial skills, design new products and create new ventures. Students gain deep insights into why entrepreneurship is important and build the fundamentals of an entrepreneurial mindset.
New Ventures and Product Innovation course
Enabling KAUST students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, strengthen their leadership abilities and learn how to commercialize technology.
Powered by the combined expertise, networks and support of KAUST and SABB, we back founders with big ideas, bold thinking and creativity as they build the next generation of Saudi startups.
KAUST Technology Consultancy Services
Providing a platform for companies and government to engage with KAUST’s expertise, technologies and resources.
Technology Transfer Office
Identifying, guiding and optimizing opportunities to transform deep tech research into market-ready products and services.
KAUST Innovation Ventures
Funding and expertly supporting KAUST’s deep-tech startups to make remarkable impact.