Digital Innovation Award

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Digital Innovation Award

To boost innovation, research and development culture.

Virtual

February, 25th 2021 - April, 22nd 2021

Building Digital MVPs
Building Digital MVPs
Commercializing Digital Innovations
Commercializing Digital Innovations
Building Digital Capabilities
Building Digital Capabilities
The award
The Award

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

Feb 22

Registration Opens

Registration Opens

02

Mar 18

Registration Closes

Registration Closes

03

Mar 25

Applicants Selection

Applicants Selection

04

Apr 1

Digital Research

Digital Research

05

Apr 8

Digital Patent

Digital Patent

06

Apr 25

Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony

Digital Research
Prize
80,000 SAR

FIRST PLACE

Prize
60,000 SAR

SECOND PLACE

Prize
50,000 SAR

THIRD PLACE

Prize
40,000 SAR

FOURTH PLACE

Prize
20,000 SAR

FIFTH PLACE

Digital Patent
Prize
80,000 SAR

FIRST PLACE

Prize
60,000 SAR

SECOND PLACE

Prize
50,000 SAR

THIRD PLACE

Prize
40,000 SAR

FOURTH PLACE

Prize
20,000 SAR

FIFTH PLACE

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