Research, Development and Innovation Unit

Committee members

Research priorities

Published Research


The duties of the unit are as follows:

  • Supervising and following up on all initiatives and programs presented by the Authority, and implementing the regulations’ articles and regulations approved by the Authority.
  • Verify that research proposals comply, in form and content, with the rules regulating the program and the instructions contained in the Commission.
  • Ensure that the research proposal is new and that all or part of it has not been previously submitted to another party or funded previously.
  • Adherence to the scientific secretariat regulations issued by the Authority and ensuring that the citation rate in the research proposal is consistent with the regulations of each program.
  • Verify that there is no penalty imposed on a member of the research team as a result of violating scientific integrity.
  • Verifying the total contributions of researchers and the rewards they receive from the research projects in which they participate.
  • Verify that the participation of researchers from outside Saudi Arabia (if any) is consistent with the approved controls for the participation of researchers from outside the Kingdom.
  • Verifying the implementation of all conditions of initiatives and programs, receiving and arbitrating various reports, and successfully closing research.
  • Spending on the unit’s and arbitration requirements from the budget allocated in the grant contract.
  • Providing the Authority with the reports and statistics required for research, development and innovation work related to the entity.
  • Submitting periodic reports on the unit’s performance to the Authority.

Committee members

Dr. May Alashwal

Dr. Abdelrazek Wahba

Dr. Abdul Nasser Ashour

Dr. Hossam Sharawi

Dr.Nadin Almadni

Ms.Sharifa Theeban

Prof. Nadia Maher

Prof. Khaled ElBahnasy

Research priorities

Field of Basic Science:

  • Nano Technology
  • Material Sciences & Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Quantum Information
  • Curricula and Teaching Methods

Field of CS & IT:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Networking and IoT
  • High performance computing
  • System and architecture
  • Smart cities
  • Cloud computing

Field of Design:

  • Visual art
  • Graphic design and Interior design
  • Sustainability and design
  • VR and augmented reality in design
  • Urban design and human interaction
  • Social media and design
  • Green design

Field of Business:

  • Risk management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Sustainability
  • CSR
  • Importance of foreign investments to the economy
  • Cybersecurity and new business adventures
  • Advanced manufacturing agendas to boost GDP
  • Business and environmental changes
  • The ideal utilization of the oil industry as per the 2030 vision
  • Focus on vision 2030 business sectors
  • Focus on the utilization of IT in business applications

Published Research


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How Does Capital Structure Moderate the Relationship Between Dividend Policy and Firm Performance in Egypt?

This study examines how dividend policy and capital structure affect non-financial firms’ performance (operational, financial, and market) listed on the EGX.