In an effort to achieve Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, KACST was keen on preparing its initiatives within the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020, to align the National Policy for Science and Technology with the objectives of Vision 2030. Since then, KACST has adopted its initiatives in the NTP as an alternative to the programs of the National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation.
KACST believes that the implementation of its initiatives will contribute to strengthening the building of a functioning national science, technology and innovation system that will leverage the outputs of scientific research and technical development in the industry; thereby increasing the added value of products and services and enhancing their competitiveness in support of the national economy.
Finally, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for their support and care to the research and development sector in the Kingdom in general, and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in specific.
Dr. Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed Al-Saud
President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology