Who are the Winners of Saudi Arabia’s KAUST Seed Funding Round?

26 Mar, 2012

Four innovative projects have been named winners in the latest Seed Fund round at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

The winners were announced at a Gala dinner at the Academic Campus, Thuwal on Wednesday March 14, 2012. They were on hand to discuss their individual products and innovations at the event.

Here are the projects:

Envirola: Rimantas Kodzius
A low-cost heavy metals detection instrument that provides an ease-of-use portable solution. The device has a wide range and a high degree of accuracy.

iDivers: Michael Berumen
The first solution to enable full functionality of touchpad devices underwater.

MuseTech: Steve Cutchin
A photo-real 3D immersive environment allowing museum visitors to feel as though they have been transported to a remote location.

NOMADD: Georg Eitelhuber
The NO Water Mechanical Automated Dusting Device cleans desert-based solar installations cost effectively and in an environmentally responsible manner.

Winners will receive up to $200,000 over 24 months Seed Fund may offer access to industry experts and mentors through KAUST Entrepreneurship Center, lab and office space, and other forms of entrepreneurial support

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