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Eng. Sami I. Sarhan, Head, Industry Innovation Engagement, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), joined the GPCA TV and Podcast at the Annual GPCA Forum in Dubai where he shared his perspective on

  • The role of industry-academia collaboration in helping to support innovation in the GCC region and advance socio-economic development
  • The KAUST Industry Collaboration Program (KICP), some of its key objectives and the benefits of being part of the program
  • Key enablers to help drive Saudi Vision 2030
  • Gaps in the SME ecosystems related to R&D, innovation, and technology adaption
  • The role of SMEs in supporting the industrial ecosystem in the region and economic growth
  • The importance of SME training to build a robust SME ecosystem in Saudi Arabia

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