Prince Turki Bin Saud Mohammed Al Saud, President of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)

Encouraging innovation in science and technology

31 May 2017

In an interview with Global Platform, Prince Turki Bin Saud Mohammed Al Saud,

President of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Riyadh, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, speaks on the development of science, technology and innovation in the kingdom. Established in 1975 in collaboration with the US, KACST has played a large part in fostering patented technologies and cutting-edge science in the region. Furthermore, the Kingdom Vision 2030 and National Transformation Programme contains clear paths and targets that are certain to boost progress in this area.


Saudi Arabia can be a hub for innovation for the region, and also for international innovation. We have partnerships with the leading universities and companies in the world – MIT, Stanford, Berkley. The country is now concentrating on the real wealth of the country, and that is its people, other than the natural resources, like oil. And that requires education, and research and development.

Prince Turki Bin Saud Mohammed Al Saud, President of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)

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