We offer training and mentorship to entrepreneurs both on and off campus, from scientists and students looking to spin out their inventions into new companies, to Saudi business owners interested in adopting an entrepreneurial approach to business growth.
Starting a business requires more than just good ideas. It takes careful planning and foresight, market knowledge, funding and ongoing support. KAUST helps entrepreneurs at all stages of the process, from ideation to launch to funding and beyond. We also help inventors protect and commercialize their inventions. KAUST is particularly interested in supporting new ventures that are aligned with the university’s research activities and that will have local or regional impacts and create jobs.
Intilaaqah is a member of Shell LiveWIRE international Social Investment Programme (https://www.shell-livewire.com) in KSA, that focuses on developing SMEs, supporting entrepreneurships, empowering women and developing Saudi youth leadership and skills.
Dulani Business Center has been functioning since May 2016 as a noble and empowering initiative under the aegis of the Saudi Development Bank. Dulani is the first integrated business services center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as the Middle East.
We provide non-financial support to small and mid-sized businesses which includes training, counselling, consulting, and networking. Our valuable support programs focus on enhancing the capabilities of the organization as a whole.