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Unleashing Essential Commercialization: Converting sustainability research into impact

06 Dec 2023
Climate Action Stage

Emerging technologies are pivotal to helping mitigate the risks of climate change and keep our planet within the 1.5C warming limit advised by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. To unlock the potential of these technologies, successful mechanisms and frameworks that bridge the gap between research and commercialization are imperative. Join us for a dynamic discussion as we explore targeted commercialization grant programs and research sponsorship mechanisms aimed to bring climate technologies out of the lab and into the market, creating economically viable businesses that support the advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sean Flanigan, Director, Technology Commercialization - KAUST
Kate Gibson, Global Director of Society - Diageo
Raquel S. Peixoto, Marine Science Professor - KAUST
Martin Popilka, CEO - P1 Fuels
Yousef Saleh Alhafedh, VP Research & Development, National Livestock and Fisheries Development program - Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture

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