Intel puts energy into new Saudi research centre

Signs agreement with KACST to help develop energy efficient solutions at the Middle East Energy Efficiency Research Center

Tags: Energy efficiencyIntel CorporationKing Abdulaziz City for Science and TechnologySaudi Arabia
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Intel puts energy into new Saudi research centre Intel’s director of Future Technologies Research Andrew A. Chien and KACST president Dr. Mohammed Ibn Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel sign the agreement.
By  Vineetha Menon Published  November 10, 2009

Intel Corp. and Riyadh-based King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) will together launch a new research centre in the Kingdom that will help develop energy efficient solutions and focus on tapping into local talent.

The Middle East Energy Efficiency Research Center will share research with other educational institutions in the region in efforts to promote better ways of using energy in technology.

The centre will leverage Intel's global research know-how and KACST's capabilities to identify skilled talent in the country and conduct relevant research into the field.

"KACST has played a significant role in promoting technology research not just in Saudi Arabia but across the wider Middle East region," explained Abdulaziz Al-Noghaither, Intel GM for Saudi Arabia. "We share their vision for a digital future for the region, and we are committed to ensuring that KACST and other educational establishments have access to Intel's global knowledge and expertise."

The research centre follows similar joint initiatives between Intel and KACST in the past including projects on wireless mobile services and nano-manufacturing applications.

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