The Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques has a great importance to the field of technology transfer and entrepreneurship, which has an impact on its knowledge economy. This is reflected in the vision of 2030 starting with the national transformation 2020, by establishing the Small and Medium Enterprises Authority (SMEs) and the Saudi Intellectual Property Authority. From this point, the educational institutions have a major role to prepare society to cope with this future direction, which will drive the fulfillment of vision and contribute to economic diversity. King Saud University (KSU) is one of the prestigious universities in Saudi Arabia in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship based on its patents and innovations in many fields, enabling KSU to compete with international universities in the fields of innovation, intellectual property, technology licensing, technology developments, prototyping and entrepreneurship. Based on the successes achieved by the first forum of entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Institute at King Saud University aims to prepare society to cope with future directions by holding the second forum for entrepreneurship to exchange the expertise of research, experiences, knowledge, ideas and concepts in order to face the challenges in the field of supporting and developing the ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship.
The second forum of entrepreneurship will be entitled "Catalyzing Technology Transfer and entrepreneurship Toward Economic Diversity" to connect the public sector (ministries and agencies), local and international universities with the private sector (companies, organizations and factories), and the financial sector (banks and venture capital funds) with each other. This annual platform will bring together stakeholders from all sectors to cooperate and present their experiences, challenges and success stories at the local and international levels. The forum will include: keynote, panel discussion, workshops and exhibition that will target all kinds of community who are interested in developing the ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship. It is expected that the outcomes of the forum will include recommendations and solutions, furthermore, it will provide sustainable real joint initiatives and programs, some of which are adopted by the Entrepreneurship Institute at King Saud University to support the economic diversity, which is one of the pillars of the ambitious 2030 vision.
The forum aims to contribute towards the achievement of the vision 2030 through the development of technology transfer, innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. The forum seeks to achieve many objectives, the most prominent of which are as follows:
1. Provide a multi-disciplinary platform for innovators, entrepreneurs and investors to present the latest innovations and trends in entrepreneurship within the vision 2030.2. Develop the ecosystem of technology transfer, innovation and entrepreneurship in terms of policies, legislation and regulations. 3. Enhance the applied method of education and encourage its programs to prepare a distinguished generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. 4. Exchange of scientific and research production and practical experience within the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. 5. Encourage investors and financiers to create appropriate channels to support innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Keynote sessions, panel discussion and workshops will be held on selected topics of creativity, innovation, intellectual property, technology licensing, technology development, prototyping and entrepreneurship provided by decision-making officials and selected leading global experts. Information on these sessions, topics and dates will be provided before the forum.
The forum will be accompanied by an exhibition of governmental and privet companies and institutions. The exhibition also provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs and innovators to present their innovations, support their projects and meet investors and financiers.
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