Priority Sectors

Promote a vibrant culture of applied research and development in STEM fields Go to Priority Sectors

Research and development is integral to the health of any economy; The direct contribution of innovation to labour productivity growth in the world’s major economies was estimated at 53%. As such, Sandooq Al Watan looks to support national aspirations to become among the top 20 innovative countries in the world by supporting researchers across the country, especially in priority fields such as water management and health. This is done through a number of grants and events that bring together academia, industry and government because it is our belief that true innovation requires collaboration between all parties involved.