Plug and Play Saudi Arabia is the ultimate innovation partner for Saudi-based organizations. Plug and Play acts as a catalyst for the innovation and technology scene through the establishment of a unique local ecosystem that connects leading Saudi organizations with the brightest startups, keeping all sides at the forefront of industry trends.
We are totally aligned with the Kingdom’s ambitious Vision 2030 national transformation goals, Plug and Play bridges the gap between Silicon Valley and KSA and promotes bold projects and ideas that make a bigger impact with actual economic value.
Plug and Play Saudi Arabia
- 450+Jobs created
- 180+Local Events
- $90M+Raised Funding (USD)
Our Saudi-based Partners
Misk Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization Devoted to Cultivate and Encourage Learning And Leadership In The Youth For A Better Future In Saudi Arabia. It invests In Empowering The Youth Of Saudi Arabia In Two Main Tracks; Education And Entrepreneurship, And Culture And The Creative Arts, With Science And Technology As A Supporting Field.
Saudi Data and AI Authority (SDAIA)
The Saudi Data and AI Authority is a government agency in Saudi Arabia. SDAIA’s core mandate is to drive and own the national data and AI agenda to help achieve Vision 2030’s goals and our Kingdom’s highest potential. To fulfill this mandate, SDAIA – and its sub-entities NDMO, NIC, and NCAI – will deliver on the promise to create a data-driven and AI-supported government and economy.
Ministry of Communication and Information (MCIT)
MCIT is a Saudi government ministry responsible for the communications and information technology sector in the kingdom. MCIT’s ambitious action plan based on attracting leading international companies mainly specialized in emerging technologies, increasing the local content share in the information technology sector, improving the technical skills of the local workforce working in the field, in addition to promoting research and development in the work system of startups in the Kingdom.
Council of Health Insurance (CHI)
CHI is a Saudi governmental entity that improves the health of beneficiaries through a regulatory environment focused on prevention and enables stakeholders to promote equity, transparency and value-based health care.
National CyberSecurity Authority (NCA)
NCA is a Saudi government entity in charge of cybersecurity in the country, and it serves as the national authority on its affairs. NCA has both regulatory and operational functions related to cybersecurity and it works closely with public and private entities to improve the cybersecurity posture of the country.
Saudi Information Technology Company (SITE)
SITE a PIF project which contributes through its national capabilities and international partnerships to the development of secure-by-design, innovative products, services and solutions in cybersecurity, cloud computing, enterprise optimization, and human capital development.
Support to get funded
Business development opportunities
Plug and Play funding opportunities
“Plug and Play is committed to supporting and enabling the growth of local startups
and talent, here in the Kingdom and beyond. We are confident about 2023 and eager to launch exciting new initiatives that will touch on even more aspects of Saudi Arabia aspiring Vision 2030.”
Henrik Peter Bærentsen, Director at Plug and Play Saudi Arabia
Misk Accelerator Program Powered by Plug and Play
Misk Accelerator powered by Plug and Play is an industry-agnostic program. It’s rapidly established itself as one of the Middle East’s leading and most renowned accelerators.
The program targets seed-stage tech startups operating in or expanding into the Saudi market, with the goal of placing them on a rapid growth trajectory through an intensive training program that offers a hybrid experience (in-person and virtual) and several training modules.
iHub accelerator Powered By Plug and Play
The iHub Accelerator powered by Plug and Play is an Insurtech accelerator for the entire health insurance sector. Its objective is to be an open innovation platform that connects entrepreneurs, government entities, HICs,HCPs and investors together to solve industry specific challenges.
NCA Program Powered By Plug and Play
The Cybersecurity Accelerator Program is an intensive 12-week program in partnership with the Saudi Information Technology Company (SITE) and the global Plug and Play company that aims to support the growth of startups seeking to expand in the field of cybersecurity within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by providing mentorship, coaching, training programs and all the necessary resources in addition to linking startups with local and international investors in order to achieve their maximum potential and provide all the necessary enablers and incentives that allow startups to create innovative and effective solutions that protect cyberspace.
“At Plug and Play, we strive to build an ecosystem of change-makers who will push the Kingdom’s economy faster and more resiliently toward our leadership’s Vision 2030 goals.”
Abdulla Alakeel, Director at Plug and Play Saudi Arabia
Our Focus Areas
- Smart Cities
Check out the videos from our demo days
Misk Accelerator Demo Day
SDAIA Demo Day
iHub Accelerator Program Demo Day
Why you should join our ecosystem
Tap into Plug and Play’s corporate network. We organize private pitch sessions with top institutions in the region for startups to negotiate potential pilots and PoCs
POCs & Pilots
If a startup has a PoC or commercialization opportunity with an institution, the Plug and Play team works alongside both the institution’s business units and startups to ensure the progress of the PoC/pilot stage.
Fundraising & Mentorship
Startup experts, serial entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists are here to scale your business in the region. Whether you are raising funds or tapping into the Middle Eastern market, we have a network of regional investors and mentors to help you.
Explore our innovation platforms
Brand & Retail
Crypto & Digital Assets
Food & Beverage
Internet of Things
Media & Ad
New Materials & Packaging
Real Estate & Construction
Supply Chain & Logistics
Travel & Hospitality
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