Dammam Valley launches a BioTech Startups Programme

Dammam Valley launches a BioTech Startups Programme

Dammam Valley has launched a BioTech Startups Programme in partnership with Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal University, Saudi Aramco, the Ministry of Investment, the Ministry of  Industry, Future Investment Initiative Institute (FII), and Sadara Petrochemical Company. 

The BioTech Startups Programme is designed to encourage the establishment of startups in biotechnology and aims to foster communication with existing startups from around the world, provide investment opportunities, and motivate distinguished talents as they tackle challenges in biotechnology. 

Furthermore, the programme aims to transfer and localise some of the latest global technologies while developing applications in line with national biotechnology strategies, in addition to providing quality instruction and consultancy in management to train national and international cadres to invest in biotechnology. 

The programme is divided into four stages, the registration of projects and startups, the selection of qualified projects, the development stage, and finally the final selection stage with grants amounting to $500,000, where qualifying candidates will have a chance to receive mentorship from seasoned leaders with extensive experience in business, investment, and decision-making.  The latter include His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, His Excellency  Eng. Khaled Al-Falih, His Excellency Eng. Bandar Al-Khorayef, Ms Lubna Al-Olayan, and several international experts. 

The programme targets startups in the biotechnology field that would like to access training, investment, and market. Interested applicants can directly register at the official registration site.

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