Joint Centers of Excellence Program

Mission, Vision and Goals


To provide a world-class venue for conducting research in different areas and technologies while enabling the Saudi researchers to become more and more technologically competitive as well as being a primary source for innovation and IP generation in the Kingdom, thus catalyzing start-ups and the commercialization of technologies.



Creating world-class research centers which encourage and promote research into a wide range of technologies that will contribute to steering the Kingdom’s economy towards a knowledge-based economy.



  1. Increase the amount of applied and scientific research conducted and the intellectual property (IP) owned by KACST and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  2. Establish mechanisms for new technology development-commercialization in Saudi Arabia and beyond

  3. Saudi human capital development through increasing the quality and number of Saudi researchers