The Saudi Arabia Advanced Research Alliance (SAARA)

RPDC was established as an effective technology development and commercialization engine by the Saudi Arabia Advanced Research Alliance (SAARA). SAARA is the first-of-its-kind alliance between premier organizations from both the public and private sectors. The founding strategic partners are:

Saudi Aramco

The Kingdom’s fully integrated global petroleum and chemicals enterprise, and the world’s largest energy producer

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology

Saudi Arabia’s premier national science agency and its national R&D labs

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

An institution known for its globally competitive graduates and leadership in science and engineering

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

A world-class, graduate-level science and technology university, inspiring a new age of scientific achievement


The technology arm of the Saudi Public Investments Fund, and a knowledge-based industries accelerator