King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has recently wrapped up ‘Destination Deep Tech,’ a Saudi-first program that spins in leading-edge global startups to the Kingdom to develop deep tech innovations.
The international startups — CeEntek, Hopu, Insignes-Labs, Pasqal, and Proteinea — were chosen to experience the three-month program due to their highly advanced technology and have already started to expand in the MENA region’s thriving market.
KAUST’s ability to invest and support diverse startups is driven by a determination to attract best-in-class talent worldwide to energize the rich deep tech startup ecosystem in Saudi Arabia.
In particular, startups with the resolve to address pressing issues facing modern society like food scarcity, climate change, health and more enable the Kingdom’s national impact initiatives to align with Vision 2030.
Destination Deep Tech, launched this year in partnership with The Next Web (TNW), provides hand-picked deep tech startups with the tools they need to scale. This includes access to KAUST’s world-class R&D facilities, the opportunity to collaborate with academia and industry connections and office space at the KAUST Research and Technology Park.