To be a leading vice presidency that invests in capabilities and talents to create distinguished and sustainable solutions for society's challenges and its priorities.


Discover, develop and invest in talents and capabilities via building an educational system that stimulates innovation and entrepreneurship and developing qualitative initiatives in order to enhance the university’s role in the transformation of the Saudi Arabia’s knowledge economy in the line with Saudi 2030 Vision.


  • To spread a culture of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship within the university and the local community.
  • To develop an educational environment that motivates innovation to enhance IAU’s leadership role in the knowledge economy.
  • To develop and encourage capabilities and talents of the university and local community by promoting talent, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship to turn them into a value in the economy.
  • To develop initiatives that nurtures gifted members and to establish incubators that invests in their potential.
  • To promote the principle of active partnership with the work system in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship, to contribute in transferring knowledge into projects with the labor market.
  • To conduct studies and scientific research that support university's strategy in talent, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • To protect intellectual rights and to trade patents.
Published on: 14 April 2014
Last update on: 12 August 2020