Middle East Innovation Center
Dow launched its Middle East Innovation Center (MEIC) in June, 2012 in Thuwal at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST). A new dedicated MEIC building opened at the end of 2018.
The MEIC is a key part of Dow’s commitment to promote localized research, provide advanced digital solutions and support the Kingdom’s vision to become a knowledge-based economy. Combined with the Sadara joint venture, the MEIC serves as a catalyst for long-term sustainable growth for both Dow and the Kingdom.
Through collaborations with KAUST, Dow is also committed to accelerating technology and innovation transfer from an academic setting to the marketplace and to developing Saudi technical talent.
Key initial areas of innovation and technology focus are:
- Upstream and downstream oil and gas technologies.
- Materials for energy efficient infrastructure (coatings and construction).
- Materials for efficient energy delivery (fluids for renewable energy sources and elastomers for cable encapsulation).