A productive cross-sectoral innovation ecosystem underpins the world’s leading economies, enabling countries such as the US, China and Germany to respond effectively to existential challenges, economic inefficiencies and commercial opportunities – ultimately bolstering economic sustainability. In recognition of this, Saudi Arabia’s government is working to plug gaps in the...
Articles & Analysis | Saudi Arabia leverages disruptive technologies to solve pressing challenges from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2022
Economy-wide digitalisation and a steadily developing innovation ecosystem are aiding socioeconomic development in Saudi Arabia. When strategically implemented and harnessed, innovative and disruptive technologies not only positively impact commercial economic performance, but also equip nations to find cost-effective solutions to pressing challenges.
Interviews & Viewpoints | Munir El Desouki, President, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST): Interview from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2022
How can the Research, Development and Innovation Authority (RDIA) enhance the research, development and innovation (RDI) ecosystem?
Articles & Analysis | How artificial intelligence is fuelling growth in the private and public sectors from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2022
As part of ongoing efforts to diversify their economies and build a platform for sustainable future growth, MENA nations are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence (AI). A slew of recent investment and initiatives – primarily in academia and the government, but also in the private sector – has reinvigorated interest from industry leaders around the globe in the...
Articles & Analysis | How the rollout of 5G in the GCC is unlocking productivity from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2022
With connectivity widely recognised as a key driver of the post-Covid-19 economic recovery, GCC countries are poised to expand their 5G networks.
Articles & Analysis | How e-commerce is facilitating an expansion in the Saudi ICT sector from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2022
In the last two decades e-commerce has transformed the global retail sector. The adoption of e-commerce accelerated further at the beginning of 2020 due to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many customers switched to safer and more convenient digital shopping channels. “The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated e-commerce adoption in the region, and this carries profound...