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Green Tech on the Red Sea: Inside Saudi Arabia’s Innovation Machine

How do we innovate our way out of the climate crisis? It will take boundless innovators around the world to solve humanity’s greatest challenges. And with all that innovation comes nearly limitless potential for new products, services, business models, companies and entire industries.

For more than 11 years, research conducted at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), located on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia, has focused on addressing challenges related to the environment, energy, water and food. Today, KAUST, the first and fully co-educational research institute in the Kingdom, is working to leverage science and technology to find solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

In this one-hour conversation, three KAUST professors will discuss some of the most promising innovations, as well as how it is partnering with companies around the world to accelerate these innovations’ development and deployment.

Among the topics we’ll cover:

  • Taking a holistic view of climate change and innovative solutions
  • How using saltwater can grow produce at a commercial scale
  • How new technology can foster a more equitable and healthy world

Moderator:

  • Joel Makower, Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

Speakers:

  • Mark Tester, Professor of Plant Science & Associate Director of Center for Desert Agriculture, KAUST
  • Mohamed-Slim Alouini, Professor of Electrical Engineering & Associate Dean of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering, KAUST 
  • Mani Sarathy, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering & Associate Director of the Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST 

If you can't tune in live, please register and we will email you a link to access the archived webcast footage and resources, available to you on-demand after the webcast.

Speakers

Mohamed-Slim Alouini

Professor of Electrical Engineering & Associate Dean of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering
KAUST

Mani Sarathy

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering & Associate Director of the Clean Combustion Research Center
KAUST

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