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SESSION 6: PANEL DISCUSSION – SUPPORT FOR INDUSTRIAL R&D: PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS AND NEW MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS

11:00 - 12:00
2016/03/10

  • R&D and innovation centers – understanding the prospects for technical cooperation
  • Support mechanisms such as research universities, innovation parks, finance, regulation and government support
  • Enabling new and innovative industry creation unique to the Kingdom
  • Progress in the development of focused technology incubation centres
  • Aligning R&D efforts with the future strategic needs of the Kingdom and transitioning public R&D results to production and service sectors

Speakers

  • Dr. Trevor J. Hutley Polymer Industry Consultant
  • Tristan Walker Deputy Vice President, Innovation and Economic Development - King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
  • Dr. Fahad Al-Sherehy Global Technology Centers General Manager - SABIC
  • Dr. Samir A. Al-Baiyat SupervisorTechnology Transfer, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (TTIE) Supervisor - King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)

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