Riyadh: 27 January 2019 - Badir Program for Technology Incubators and Accelerators, one of the leading initiatives of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, was awarded the “Best Start-up Technology Incubator & Accelerator in Saudi Arabia– 2018” by the UK-based Global Brands Magazine (GBM) for making a significant difference and adding value, and achieving the highest standards of innovation and performance.=
The jury lauded the program’s achievements, including growth performance indicators, creativity and innovation, social responsibility, organizational excellence and active contributions to support small- and medium-sized enterprises and technology startups.
The award was received by Nawaf Al-Sahhaf, CEO of Badir Program, during an event was held at the Banyan Ballroom in Macau on January 25, 2019.
Badir Program won the awards for promoting and supporting technology innovation and entrepreneurship across Saudi Arabia through comprehensive national programs as well as strategic policy initiatives in cooperation with governmental entities, the private sector, and universities, that are alignment with Saudi Vision 2030 and National Transformation Program 2020.
Nawaf Al-Sahhaf, CEO of Badir Program, said: "The awards come in recognition of performance and the program’s plan to develop and support tech entrepreneurship and incubators throughout the Kingdom. We are happy to win these awards and to continue playing an active role in providing the right environment for the growth of technology start-ups. I thank all members of the Badir Program across the Kingdom who have contributed to our outstanding success.”
Badir Program was established in 2007 to improve and support technical entrepreneurship throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by helping the strategic policy applied in entrepreneurship and incubators in collaboration with government agencies, universities and the private sector.
GBM is one of the world's most admired brand publications, devoted to news and opinions on brands that are shaping the future of their industry. The magazine provides its readers with the latest news and information on 'best-in-class' brands across the globe. Each year, GBM develops a series of awards for companies that have stood out among their industry leaders, demonstrating exceptional service and unique vision.