Presentation on theme: "Science, Technology and Innovation"— Presentation transcript:
1 Science, Technology and Innovation In Saudi ArabiaSAGIAJanuary 26th, 2015M. I. Al-Suwaiyel, PresidentKing Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology(KACST)
2 Agenda The National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan: An important initiativeSaudi Arabia R&D Indicators:Growth in Science PublicationsResearch Citations and PatentsInternational Collaboration:KACST Joint Centers of ExcellenceTechnology Incubation:Success IndicatorsResearch Products to the Market
3 Saudi Arabia Experience: The National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan, NSTIP: An Important InitiativeEstablish a robust national infrastructure for science, technology and innovationCompleted!Did we deliver?Become a leading country in science, technology and innovation in the regionBecome a leading country in science technology and innovation in Asia2025 – 20291st Phase2nd Phase4th PhaseTransform to a knowledge-based economy3rd PhaseSaudi ArabiaQatarLebanonIsraelMiddle EastAsiaGlobalNSTIP is coordinated by KACST
4 Saudi Arabia R&D Indicators: Growth in Science PublicationsPublications in Scopus Data baseSCImago. (2007). SJR — SCImago Journal & Country Ran. Retrieved January 19, 2015, from ttp://www.scimagojr.comFrom 1,474 Web of Science papers in 2003, KSA achieved 373% growth in output, which is the highest rate of growth during the last decade among the G20 members.KSA papers in 2012, constituted 0.6% world share, up from 0.2% in 2003.Much of this growth has been recent, specifically since 2009.
5 Saudi Arabia R&D Indicators: Growth in Science Publications China, Brazil, Ireland, Kenya, Saudi ArabiaSource: Five countries to watch, Nature asia/publishing-index-global, 20th June 2013,pSource: Nature Index 2014, Global
6 Saudi Arabia R&D Indicators: Research Citations and Patents Reference: SCImago. (2007). SJR — SCImago, Journal & Country Rank. RetrievedOctober 29, 2014, from“It is remarkable that KSA also tallied a strong increase in citation impact, from about only half the world average to 6% above world average by 2012.Normalized citation rate for Saudi Research Publications increased to (0.94),very close to the World average (1.0). A significant accomplishment over a short period of time. Saudi Arabia’s normalized citation rate was at 0.54 prior to 2009.”Patent activity in Saudi Arabia has been growing sharply since 2007Research Performance Indicators Report – December 2014, Thomson Reuters
7 International Collaboration: KACST Joint Centers of Excellence Program (JCEP)Established in in 3 Continents, 5 Countries, 14 CentersJoint Centers of ExcellencePartnersGreen NanotechnologyTelecom ApplicationsSpace and AeronauticsNano medicineBio NanotechnologyComplex Engineering SystemsAdvanced MaterialsPetrochemicalsNanomaterials for Clean EnergyLunar and Near-Earth ObjectsGenomicsNanotechnologyDecision SupportMaterials & Building SystemsObjectivesProductsHuman Resources Development: Students accepted in Top Tier Universities for MS and PhD, including: MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Oxford..CommercializationIncrease commercialization of research outputResearch & IPIncrease research quality andintellectual propertySkilled ResearchersIncrease the human capital and the researchers workforceResearch:> 200 Papers published> 60 Patents filedStartups Include:12PanaceaNano3
8 Technology Incubation Success Indicators: The BADIR Incubators at KACST90 Clients by January 20th 2015345 direct jobs created by end of 2014Incubated clients generated more than 11 million SR in the 1st half of 20148 clients graduated and established their companiesThe market value of those companies is estimated at 150 million SROne of the companies, S-me, ranks as 4th among 50 emerging companies by the World Bank.Another company, enwani, was acquired by Careem a ground transportation company.DSI has developed a patented highly effective novel wound dressing for diabetic wounds, using chitosan extracted from the shells of prawns – an industrial waste productS-me is a social sms network, chosen by the world bank as 4th best among 50 emerging technical projects in the Middle East.Yatooq is the Arabic coffee machine maker that provides an intuitive way to make Arabic coffee.Jwain is using two patented processes to convert palm trees waste into firewood and coal.Harakat is an online production company that produces, online shows and offers production servicesenwani is a mobile app that links your address with your cell phone number that can be used with delivery providers
9 (Saudisat-4) Scientific mission satellite Research Products to the MarketKACST Technologies licensed or being licensed to TAQNIASolar Desalination station in Khafji. Capacity up to 60 cubic m / dayThe Arabic content has increased from 0.3% (2007) to > 3% (2014)Radar TechnologyUAV (Saker-4)SANAM:Green 500 Rank: 11th (2nd in Nov 2012)Top 500 Rank: 93rd (52nd in Nov 2012)Robotics: Fire Fighter – Explosive Detection - RehabilitationUH-CPV Development12 MW PV Assembly Line(Saudisat-4) Scientific mission satelliteUAV (Saker-2)
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