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26 May, 2022

Yu Li among 30 under 30 list of Forbes Asia

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26 May, 2022

Spring Graduation Recognition Lunch 2022

Alumni Affairs recently hosted its largest ever Spring Graduation Recognition Lunch for KAUST’s students graduating in Spring 2022.

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Asrar Damdam

While efforts are being made to use tech in agriculture to achieve food security for the Middle East, scientist and entrepreneur Asrar Damdam recognized how preventing food waste is equally important. After pursuing her PhD at KAUST, she founded the clean-tech startup Uvera, which uses UV rays to keep food fresh for longer. Damdam did all this before turning 30 and represents young women entrepreneurs from the Middle East on a global stage. The Saudi entrepreneur has also been honored with the L’oreal- UNESCO Women in Science Award.

Fast Company Middle East

 

 

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Luisa Javier and Sandra Medina

Luisa Javier and Sandra Medina are co-founders of Wayakit, a biotechnology startup incubated by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Avid travelers, they have created a product that can keep clothes clean without a wash, removing stains and odor after being sprayed twice. Medina first came to KAUST as a student from Colombia, while Javier came from Mexico. Their biotechnology-based formula that excluded the usage of oxidizers and focused on more organic compounds found tech support and funding from KAUST.

Fast Company Middle East

 

 

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Saudi technology start-up Lucidya raises $6m to fund expansion

Saudi technology start-up Lucidya (Abdullah Asiri, Founder & CEO, MS '19) has raised $6 million in its latest funding round that will help it to expand its operations across the Mena region. The funding round, which was led by Riyadh-based early-to-growth-stage venture capital fund Rua Growth Fund, will help Lucidya to “strengthen its consumer insights and expand the product offering”, the company said on Monday. Other investors in the funding round include MAL Ventures, AlRashed Group and Venture Souq.

The National News

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