Digital Innovation Award

Building Digital MVPs

Commercializing Digital Innovations

Building Digital Capabilities

The award aims to enrich the culture of digital innovation and R&D by motivating researchers and patent holders to develop new innovation and entrepreneurship capabilities, as well as commercializing and launching promising ideas into the market and providing them with needed technical and business support.

Who can participate?

  • Digital Research
  • 01The research team should consist of at least two members out of which one should be a Saudi citizen.
  • 02The research must be in the field of Telecommunication & Information Technology.
  • 03The research has to be from one of the university levels (BSc, MSc, PhD) or ‏accredited research institutes.
  • 04The research date shouldn’t be older than 2017.
  • 05The research solves an existing problem in the market and can be prototyped.
Submit Your Research
  • Digital Patent
  • 01The patent must be in the field of Telecommunication & Information Technology.
  • 02 The patent has to be originated from university or accredited research institutes.
  • 03The patent has to be registered with SAIP.
  • 04The patent solves an existing problem in the market and can be prototyped.
  • 05The patent should not have been previously commercialized.
Submit Your Patent

Upcoming Events

Two events will be held as part of the Digital Innovation Award:

Award Timeline

  • Feb 22

    Registration Opens

  • Mar 18

    Registration Closes

  • Mar 25

    Applicants Selection

  • Apr 1

    Digital Research

  • Apr 8

    Digital Patent

  • Apr 25

    Award Ceremony

Award Bundles

Digital Research
80,000 SAR

First place

60,000 SAR

Second place

50,000 SAR

Third place

40,000 SAR

Fourth place

20,000 SAR

Fifth place

Digital Patent
80,000 SAR

First place

60,000 SAR

Second place

50,000 SAR

Third place

40,000 SAR

Fourth place

20,000 SAR

Fifth place

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