Established by KACST as part of the national environment of innovation, the pioneering program supports technology-based concepts and promotes technological initiatives. The first incubator was launched at end of 2008 as the Badir CIT Incubator and was followed in 2010 by the Badir Advanced Manufacturing Incubator and the Biotechnology Incubator.
Two new incubators are currently undergoing a feasibility study, the Badir Nano Technology Incubator and the Badir Power Incubator. In 2011, KACST set up a validation system to ensure the quality of all Badir incubators.
During the next couple of years, KACST will support a further 11 technology incubators under the Badir Program. These incubators will be managed by other universities and institutions in the Kingdom, in order to establish a national network to be known as the Saudi Business Incubator Network. Based on the Kingdom's national incubator policy, some 80 technology incubators are expected by 2025.
Last Modified Date: 01/03/2021 - 1:43 PM Saudi Arabia Time