A fruitful meeting was conducted with His Excellency Dr. Munir M. Eldesouki, head of KACST, and his executive team in September. KACST was established in 1977 to promote science and technology in Saudi Arabia, and now includes multiple research institutes and centers. The role of science and R&D in innovation and entrepreneurship was discussed during this meeting, as well as potential collaboration opportunities to build new bridges between research institutions, technology commercialization, and new industries. It's clear that close relationships between academia, government, and business lead to innovative solutions. Excited to continue the dialogue!