The BADIR program for technology incubation focuses on supporting technology based business opportunities and the development of technology entrepreneurship.
KACST launched the BADIR program in 2008 with the establishment of its first incubator, BADIR-ICT (information and communications technologies). This was followed in 2010 by the establishment of BADIR-BIO (bio-technologies) and BADIR-AMI (advanced manufacturing and materials technologies).
Two further BADIR incubators covering NANO-technology and energy sectors are in the feasibility and concept development stage.
BADIR is also provided feasibility studies and development support to 11 proposed incubators within universities and other institutions around the Kingdom through the leadership role in the Saudi Arabian incubation industry by initiating the establishment of a national network.