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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...
OrbitCrops: Delivering Precision Agriculture by Subscription
KAUST startup helps maximize crop yield while optimizing resource efficiency. ChallengesSolutionBenefits · 90% of the country’s limited water resources from non-renewable aquifers used for irrigation each year· Soil salinity buildup...
Hadiya Registry: The One-Stop-Shop for Special Occasions
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...
KAUST Startups to Watch in 2018
Each year, KAUST Innovation & Economic Development works with over 100 startups – some homegrown through our Innovation Fund, others funneled in from all over Saudi Arabia via our STEAM Innovation Challenges and...
Saudi University Startups Pitch at TAQADAM Showcase in KAUST
A Selection from Cohort of 26 Startups Representing 13 Saudi Universities An audience of two hundred and fifty guests were on hand to witness thirteen Saudi university startup teams pitch...
TAQADAM University Accelerator Energizes Saudi University Startups
Twenty-eight student and faculty-led startup teams have been chosen to join the first Taqadam University Entrepreneur Accelerator program, which is based at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)...
KAUST and SABB Launch Fourth TAQADAM Accelerator Program for Young Entrepreneurs
KAUST and the Saudi British Bank (SABB) have teamed up for the fourth year in a row to launch the TAQADAM Startup Accelerator. Young entrepreneurs can apply from March 1 to 21 to...
TAQADAM Startup Accelerator Winners 2019
On September 26, 2019, 28 startups pitched their ideas to a panel of judges and investors to compete for over 2 million SAR in prize money at the finals of...