Innovation


King Fahd University Ranked 4th among top 100 universities in granted patents at USPTO for 2019

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals achieved the fourth position in the annual classification of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association for the universities worldwide
June 11, 2020

Earned 4 Patents: Distinguished Research at KFUPM is Being Commercialized to Reduce Maintenance Costs in Plants

A research team at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, in cooperation with Yokogawa, has innovated a new technology that reduces the maintenance costs in plants and improves residual life-cycle of equipments used in control systems (control loops).
June 7, 2020

A student team wins first place in the international "Hope" Hackathon competition

A student team, Electrical Engineering department, won first place in the international “Hope” Hackathon competition that was organized by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in cooperation with more than 15 entities in the public and private sectors and global partnerships. More than 15 thousand competitors participated representing 450 teams from more than 70 countries around the world.
May 15, 2020

Aims to empower promising leaders in Saudi Arabia: KFUPM Students Participate in the Qemam Program

Two students from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) participated in the “Qemam” program, which was held recently in Riyadh. Two students joined the program, namely, Sultan Al-Aboudi (Industrial Engineering) and Muhammad Al-Saeed (Financial Management).
July 10, 2019

The Expansion of "S-Oil" Refinery in South Korea Reflects KFUPM Success in Commercializing Patents

The expansion of “S-Oil” refinery in South Korea, launched by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, on Wednesday (June 26, 2019) relies on several technologies. It includes an innovative technology high-severity fluid catalytic cracking (HS-FCC) developed at KFUPM and the licensing of its patent to the Korean company.
June 27, 2019

KFUPM to the Fourth Place in the World in the Number of Patents

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) rose to the fourth place worldwide in 2018 according to the annual ranking of the American National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners for universities in terms of the number of patents registered in the United States. This is the second appearance of KFUPM within the list of the top ten universities in the world. KFUPM achieved the sixth place in 2017.
June 11, 2019

A Newly Commercialized Chemical for Treating Unwanted Residues in Oil Industry

KFUPM has developed a new chemical product that allows oil companies to process different residues produced during oil and gas drilling and production operations. This product is unique in its operation and provides a solution that significantly improves the environmental health and safety. KFUPM has licensed the technology to SAS Environmental Services company that is renowned for oilfield waste processing products. The company is working to integrate its precision technologies with University technology to provide greater benefits to the sector and set new standards for industrial performance.
March 3, 2019

KFUPM Signs Cooperation Agreement with Industrial Company to Commercialize Research Products

On Monday 18 February 2019, KFUPM signed a cooperation agreement with Al Saidi Chemical Industries Co. to evaluate one of KFUPM’s newly developed inventions. The aim is to study the possibility of converting this into a commercial product as well as licensing its intellectual property for the University.
Feb. 20, 2019

Eastern Province Governor Inaugurates the 6th Forum for Entrepreneurship at KFUPM

On Monday 18 February 2019, His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province, inaugurated) the 6th forum for entrepreneurship organized by KFUPM entitled "The Importance of Entrepreneurship in Supporting Local Content in the Light of Saudi Vision 2030".
Feb. 18, 2019

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