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To achieve national priorities in research development and innovation

submit your research proposal with us and be a contributor to the development of the RDI sector through scientific research.

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About Rdia

The Research, Development and Innovation Authority was established by the Cabinet Resolution No. (612) dated 10/20/1442 AH. The Authority has a juridical personality, linked institutionally to the Prime Minister and is independent financially and administratively.

The authority assumes responsibilities for encouraging and supporting the RDI sector, coordinating the activities of institutions and scientific research centers, proposing policies, legislation, and regulations, and providing sector funding.

Board Members of RDIA


H.E Eng.Abdullah A.Alswaha

Chairman of the Board of Directors of RDIA

H.E.Dr.Mohammed ALsudairy

Representative of Ministry of Education


H.E.Dr.Esam Alwagait

Representative of The Saudi Data & AI Authority


H.E.Dr.Saad AlKasabi

Representative of Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority​

Mr. Abdulrahman Alsamari

Mr.Abdulrahman Alsamari

Representative of Local Content & Government Procurement Authority


H.E. Eng. Khalil Ibnsalamah

Representative of Industrial Center

Mr.Ahmad Al-Khowaiter

Private sector representative

Prof.Jackie Yeng

Private sector representative

Dr.Mehmood Khan

Private sector representative

Prof.Omar Yaghi

Scientific Research Sector and University Institutions Representative

Prof.Saeed Al-Zahrani

Scientific Research Sector and University Institutions Representative

Strategic Workshops


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#1 Meeting:RDI Governance and Regulatory Framework. Spaces Media
#2 Meeting:''Startup Studio'' as a Promising for Commercialization of Technology Innovations in KSA. Spaces Media
#3 Meeting:Key Enablers and Future Trends in RDI. ScienceTalk Play Video

Policies and regulations


Saudi Arabia’s Leap in Research and Development Excellence

Leading Research and Development Transformation in the Kingdom’s National Priorities

Contact Us


Innovation Tower - Research, Development and Innovation Development Authority
King Abdullah Road
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


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