KAUST is a thriving innovation ecosystem that provides entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge they need to launch successful companies and make a lasting impact on the world.
Since its inception in 2019, the CDA has already generated several notable entrepreneurial spin-off companies by fostering technology transfer and strongly encouraging its members to take pioneering initiatives with the support of KAUST Innovation.
The scientific groundwork for these spinoffs was laid at the CDA.
Soil microbes for enhancing plant growth in marginal environments
Soil amendments to help grow crops and trees in arid environments
Other KAUST spinoffs in the agritech sector.
Drone-based improvement of crop inputs by monitoring pesticides, fertilizers, and irrigation water
Nano-irrigation system using artificial roots to increase plant production and reduce energy and water usage
Greenhouses with solar photovoltaic and infrared reflective polymers for transparent solar energy generation
Limit food spoilage with smart IoT devices that increase the lifetime of fresh food