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Firnas Aero Continues to Accelerate its Growth — and Success
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...
These TAQADAM Startups are Changing the Way We Shop, Study, and Stay Well
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...
Calling All Entrepreneurs! Apply Now for the 2021 TAQADAM Startup Accelerator
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...
This year’s TAQADAM Startup Showcase Winners
Posted on March 10, 2021 by KAUST Innovation It started with nearly 561 startups, each vying for a spot in the 2020 TAQADAM Startup Accelerator. Now, one year — and a global pandemic —...
Together, KAUST and SABB are Powering the Saudi Startup Scene
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...
These 37 TAQADAM Startups are Ready to Disrupt
Register now for the TAQADAM Showcase on March 10 and preview these innovators first hand. No matter how hard 2020 pushed, these founders pushed right back. Now, on March 10, the...
The Future of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is at the TAQADAM Startup Accelerator Showcase
Register now and be one of the first to preview the 37 dynamic TAQADAM startups on March 21 It’s an unveiling a year in the making — and what a year...
KAUST Startups to Watch in 2021
2020 was undoubtedly a disruptive year for startups around the world. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, some startups continued to grow and thrive. In Saudi Arabia, in particular, there...
KAUST Entrepreneurship’s 2020 Year in Review
2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges that required us to shift and grow collectively. KAUST’s response to the pandemic was swift: ensuring our people and the wider community were...
KAUST Startups Set to Take World Stage at EWC Finals
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, over 170,000 startups applied from around the world,...
KAUST & SABB double funding for entrepreneurs in TAQADAM Startup Accelerator Program
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 have doubled...
Reducing Waste and Improving Soil
Following the success of their composting pilot facility, Edama has received seed investment of $780,000 USD from the KAUST Innovation Fund. The University has also signed a contract to build a commercial-scale composting facility...
Startup Story: Edama Organic Solutions
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...
KAUST startup Wayakit partners with Swissport International AG to provide disinfectant solution at Saudi Airports in fight against COVID-19
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...
KAUST Partners with MITEF Saudi Arabia Startup Competition
On March 3, 2020, 45 startups from around Saudi Arabia participated in a 3-day bootcamp training at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in preparation for the MITEF Saudi Startup...