Who is Badir?
BADIR is a Technology Incubator Program launched by King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in 2007. The word ‘Badir’ means ‘to initiate’. Badir is a national program aimed at accelerating the growth of emerging technology based businesses in Saudi Arabia.
What we do?
BADIR vigorously strives to advance, promote and support technology innovation and entrepreneurship across Saudi Arabia through comprehensive national programs and strategic policy initiatives supporting entrepreneurship in cooperation with governmental entities, private sector, and universities.
Where is Badir located?
Badir Program for Technology Incubators operates from two distinct locations in Riyadh. The first is located at the Nakheel District, Exit 2 on the intersection of the northern ring road and Prince Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Street. The second site is located at the King Fahad Medical City on Khurais road. Likewise, Badir program has several other incubators located across the Kingdom in Jeddah, Dammam, Kharj, and Onaiza.
How do incubators work?
Incubators provide a mix of services both at the incubator and through its networks of contacts. These services include various business consultancy services, office/laboratory space provision, secretarial / administrative support, as well as many other services aimed at transforming technology ideas into promising projects.
Who can apply?
BADIR program is open to all technology entrepreneurs from Saudi Arabia that have an early-stage technology based project or a prototype or even an initial concept for a product that meet the specific conditions and requirements for incubation.