AI and Robotics in MENA

The AI market in the Middle East is expected to reach values of $114 million by 2021, but in the race to adapt, clear winners are already emerging. Here are three sectors currently being transformed by robotics and AI If they haven’t already, it’s safe to say everybody will come into contact with such tech…

The digital bodyguards

Jan Wendenburg, CEO of Certgate explains why smart isn’t the same as AI and consumer device security is no match for professional protection. What made you leap into the mobile security industry? Tell us more about your background. After various sales and marketing management positions at IBM, I co-founded a Venture Capital company specialising in IT startups…

Nicola Bettio

Nicola manages the KAUST Innovation Fund, the venture fund supporting the University’s pipeline of technology-based startup projects and investing in high-profile international technology companies willing to establish their operations in Saudi Arabia and to benefit from synergies with KAUST research activities. The Innovation Fund is one of the few players in Saudi Arabia making venture…

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Abdullah Altamami

With more than 10 years of experience in technology investments, Abdullah serves as Managing Director of Investments for Integrated Networks (iNet), a leading technology firm in Saudi Arabia with more than $30m assets under management in venture capital across the world. He sits on the Board of Directors for Loyyal Corporation (San Francisco, USA –…

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Billon Group

Billon’s distributed ledger engine powers solutions that reimagine the flow of regulated money and data. Built using a revolutionary new decentralized, light-weight architecture that shifts control to the user, the distributed ledger engine provides the scalability and technical capability to encrypt and process any real currency, deliver instant payments at ultra-low costs and power new…

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EDIA

EDIA was founded in 2004 and is a leading international development and support organization for best-of-breed educational applications. We specialize in the development and implementation of educational software. Within the field of educational software, we focus on adaptive learning content based on student models, virtual learning environments and the integration of these technologies. Our products…

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Eurocine Vaccines

Eurocine Vaccines is a publicly listed, clinical-stage company developing nasal vaccines that meet important medical needs. The vaccines are developed up to proof of concept (clinical phase I/II) and licensed to partners for further development and commercialization.

Mything

mything. Making everyone benefit from 3D printing. mything.com is the first online marketplace for end consumers with an international 3D design for local 3D printing. Long delivery routes and overproduction of goods is soon history, because with mything production only takes place on demand and close to the customer. This leads to much lower cost,…

Shadecraft

ShadeCraft is a robotics and technology platform based in Los Angeles, founded in 2013 by award-winning designer and entrepreneur Armen Gharabegian. The company’s mission is to improve human life outdoors through robotic technology. ShadeCraft’s unique design paradigm is to combine industrial design and engineering in a seamless way to produce products that have an emotional…