Prof. Anis Koubaa, Director of the Research and Initiatives Center, was invited to present a workshop at the Sustainable Partnerships Conference organized by the Ministry of Education. The conference was held at the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh from November 23 to 24, 2022, under the patronage of the Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad bin Muhammad Al-Sheikh. The conference featured activities such as dialogue sessions, keynote lectures, and innovation clusters. Visitors also witnessed the launching of research platforms and initiatives and the exhibition of promising technologies and innovations. Prof. Anis, who is the Executive Director of the Innovation Center and also the leader of the RIOTU Lab, delivered the workshop titled Prince Sultan University Experience in Boosting Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. During his speech, he shared his experience in transforming research and innovation at Prince Sultan University. Prof. Anis described the outstanding achievements he and his team achieved from their efforts including the changes he made to nurture a positive and productive research environment at the university when he assumed the role of Director at the Research and Initiatives Center. He further described how these changes resulted in a threefold increase in the number of active researchers in just three years, the establishment of a unique research infrastructure with 20 research labs and groups addressing cutting-edge challenges in different areas for socio-economic development, and boosted research productivity among faculty members and researchers.

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