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Transformation towards
innovation-based economy

To build a sustainable future and achieve the vision 2030 ambitions

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

Vice Minister for Universities , Research and Innovation


H.E.Dr.Esam Alwagait

Director of The National Information Center


H.E.Dr.Saad AlKasabi

Representative of Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority​

Mr. Abdulrahman Alsamari

Mr.Abdulrahman Alsamari

CEO of Local Content and Government Procurement Authority


Dr.Abdulrahman AlQurtas

Industrial Center CEO, Board Member

Private sector representative

Private sector representative

Private sector representative

A representative of the scientific research sector and scientific institutions

A representative of the scientific research sector and scientific institutions

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

Social Media

Contact Us


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


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