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BADIR-ICT Technology Incubator

برنامج بادر لحاضنات التقنية

BADIR-ICT is the first ICT technology incubator in Saudi Arabia. It is part of the national BADIR technology incubator initiative of Saudi Arabia's national research institute, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST).
The BADIR initiative was launched in January 2008 and BADIR-ICT was the first incubator of the program to become operational. It accepted its first tenants and affiliates (virtual tenants) in November 2008 BADIR -ICT focuses on ICT and ICT related enterprises, supporting both technology and service companies, with flexible services suited to each segment. BADIR-ICT currently operates within the BADIR Program for Technology Incubators under a Supervisory Committee chaired by the KACST Vice President (Research Institutes) Prince Dr Turki Al Saud. Other committee members are representatives of major stakeholders in the public and private sector.

The other incubators of the BADIR are: BADIR ICT Incubator, BADIR Technology Incubator, BADIR for Advanced Manufacturing,  BADIR Biotechnology Incubator, and BADIR Incubator Taif

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Name and Mailing address
Name: BADIR-ICT Technology Incubator Web-site: BADIR-ICT Technology Incubator
Street: 2191 Abdul-Wahed Bin Ahmed St Al Nakheel Send mail:
City: 12385-7351, Riyadh Phone/Fax: +966(11)2052018 / +966(11)2054063
Country: Saudi Arabia Networks:
Communication & Contact

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The Technology Incubator is member of:
Science Park and Innovation Center ExpertsInternational Business Innovation Association
Technology Incubator Services

Business Support
General business advisory
Business information
Finance Advice
Referrals to Business Professionals
Legal advice

Office rooms for rent
Conference hall
Internet Access (high speed) / ICT services
Workshop / production space for rent

Incubation Program
Pre-incubation program
Incubation program (on-site)
Incubation program (off site / virtual)
Mentoring / coaching

Facilitation of contacts to financiers
Facilitation of contacts with long-term investing business partners
Seed Capital

Networks & Synergy
General networking events
Network with other Program Clients

Technology Transfer
Support with Intellectual Property Rights
Patent Advice

Financial management training
Training on selected business topics
The goals of the Technology Incubator: Specific Target Groups:
Develop profitable companies
Commercialize research
Create jobs
Raise awareness of entrepreneurship
Raise awareness of innovation
Create companies that generate export revenue
All (no specific target group focus)
Type of IncubatorType of OrganizationFinancial Model
Technology Business Incubator
ICT Information and Communication Technologies
Public sector
Technology Incubator Data              Year incubator opened: 2008Year (statistic): 2013
Rental SpaceClient FirmsOn-site clients that at the same time are tenants of your incubator / parkOff-site clients that use your services without being tenants of your incubator or park
total sq.m. available in incubatorTotal number of clients servedTotal number of cleints served since beginning of incubator operation. Only clients that have been advised regarding business start-up (not, for example, counting participnats of trainings, seminars, etc).
sq.m used for incubator services/administrationNumber of client firmsNumber of client firms at this time in on-site or off-site incubation program repsectively.
sq.m. rented by client firmsNumber of employees in client firms
Incubator Staff
number of staff working in management / services
We are in regular contact with (most of) the graduated firms
Business areas of client companies
- ICT Information and Communication Technologies
- Internet related technologies (e-commerce, e-marketing, e-learning, content provision & management, publishing, website development, VOIP)
- Software development (CAD/CAM , IT Business Solutions)
- Telecommunications
- Wireless technologies
- SMS information services
- Video games development and production
- Software development (e-learning, library systems)
- Commununications equipment development (fibre optic chanelling)
- Electronic educational games
- Video cartoon design and development
- Website development
- Technology TV Channel
Last Updated
January 05, 2014