September 15th, 2022
November 10th, 2022
November 27th, 2022
November 28th, 2022 – December 22nd, 2022
1 month duration
December 29th, 2022
Digital Innovation Award winning teams will receive digital enabling incentives with a total value of 500,000 Saudi Riyals which will be employed according to the projects needs and the winning place for both tracks.
The award consists of two tracks: the digital research track and the digital patent track.
The Digital Research track is a track for holders of research in the field of communications and information technology that solves a current problem in the market and can be prototyped. Research should be attributed to one of the university levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD) or accredited research institutions.
The Digital Patent track is a track for patent holders in the field of communications and information technology whom carry a registered certification from the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property. The patent holder solves an existing problem in the market that can be prototyped.
Yes, you can participate with more than one digital research or patent, however, a separate application must be submitted for each research or patent.
You can participate in Arabic or English.
The bootcamp starts on November 28th – December 22nd, 2022 and is held virtually for a month for both tracks.
The Digital Innovation Award is distinguished for innovators and technology pioneers, as participants will be trained and mentored by elite international & local field experts. In addition, the winning teams will be granted as digital enabling incentives with a total value of 500,000 Saudi Riyals, which will be employed according to the projects needs and winning place from both tracks.
The bootcamp is held fully virtually for both tracks except for the Kickoff Day and Demo Day as they will be hybrid events.
The kickoff day is the launch of the bootcamp, which will be held physically for qualified projects from both tracks for one day only. Attendance is optional for participants from outside the city of Riyadh, as it will be held virtually for participants who are not in the city of Riyadh.
On the Demo Day, participants present their projects professionally to the judges’ panel, either in-person or virtually. Accordingly, the projects are evaluated based on specific criteria, and the finalists are selected to proceed to the last stage.
The registration starts on September 15th and ends on November 10th, 2022.
The registration form is filled by one of the team members and it must include the names of all team members.
No, the winning teams in the Digital Innovation Award will receive digital empowerment prizes worth 500,000 Saudi riyals, which will be used as digital incentives for the winners according to the positions and project needs of both tracks.
Research and patents must be solely owned by the participants and not looted or owned by another party and should not be previously commercialized.
Yes, however you must provide an approval letter from your legal guardian if you are under 18.
Digital researches and patents should be well detailed, specialized in the field of communication & information technology, and relevant to the nature of the award.
After your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive a message of either rejection or acceptance.