Saudi RDIA launches financial package to back research laboratories

Saudi RDIA launches financial package to back research laboratories

Saudi Arabia’s Research Development and Innovation Authority (RDIA) has launched its first financial package of $83 million (SR312 million) in order to support research laboratories across the Kingdom. The financial package intends to develop research centers and laboratories in the Kingdom. This move is in line with the national research priorities set by Crown Prince […]Saudi Arabia’s Research Development and Innovation Authority (RDIA) has launched its first financial package of $83 million (SR312 million) in order to support research laboratories across the Kingdom.

The financial package intends to develop research centers and laboratories in the Kingdom. This move is in line with the national research priorities set by Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman, who is also chairman of the Supreme Committee for Research, Development, and Innovation.

Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology and RDIA Board of Directors Chairman Eng. Abdullah Alswaha, Saudi Minister of Education Yousef Al-Benyan, and RDIA General Supervisor Dr. Mohammed bin Oweid Al-Otaibi were among those who attended the launching ceremony.

The event also marked the inauguration of a nationwide open-access portal showcasing the Kingdom’s funded research infrastructure.

The Open Access Portal is a platform that connects researchers and innovators with the research infrastructure available in universities