Fast Company Middle East’s The Most Innovative Companies in the Kingdom will examine the nation’s innovation ecosystem and the rapid strides it is making. Through extensive survey and research, the report will examine factors such as investment in research and development by private and public sector companies and government policies and initiatives. 

Produced in partnership with the Research, Development, and Innovation Authority (RDIA), the report will track innovation activity and collaboration between academia, industry, and government.

Additionally, case studies of successful innovation initiatives, interviews with key stakeholders, and benchmarking will offer valuable perspectives for policymakers, businesses, and other stakeholders seeking to foster a culture of innovation and drive economic diversification in the kingdom.


Support the nation’s vision 

Support and be part of the country’s vision and aim to pursue innovation as a key driver of its economic diversification and growth

Recognition and Visibility

The state of Innovation in Saudi Arabia will recognize top-performing companies. Participation in the survey will raise your company’s visibility in the industry and enhance its reputation as an innovative leader

Insight into Innovation Practices

Be the first to gain valuable insights into innovation practices, processes, and strategies. Identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement in your innovation efforts.

Stimulating Innovation Culture

Participating in the survey will stimulate a culture of innovation within your organization. It will encourage employees to reflect and foster a sense of pride 



Open only for organizations based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Participate under 13 industry categories and contribute to making this the most authoritative and insightful survey on the state of innovation in Saudi Arabia,  

Only companies based or having a presence in Saudi Arabia can participate. For full details, see the FAQs.


Energy and Industrial Leadership


Energy, Oil & Gas: Energy sector, including oil and gas exploration, production, refining, and retail

Manufacturing and Industry: including production and factories, materials, supply chains, automation technologies, and smart manufacturing. 


Sustainable Environment and Supply of Essential Needs

Agriculture and Agribusiness: Precision farming, agri-biotech, sustainable agriculture, and food security.

Renewable Energy and Clean

Technologies: sectors such as solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, and biomass, including energy storage, smart grids, carbon capture and utilization


Health and Wellness


Healthcare: Sector including medical services, pharmaceuticals, digital health solutions, telemedicine platforms, healthcare, patient care technologies, and analytics

Educational Institutions: Academic institutions, universities, colleges, vocational training centers, and online learning platforms. 

Economies of the Future


Banking and Financial Services: Banking services, digital banking, blockchain technologies, financial services and fintech

E-commerce and Digital Retail: online marketplaces, omnichannel retail, last-mile delivery, supply chain, and retail technology solutions 

IT Services: Information technology (IT) services, software development, IT consulting, cybersecurity solutions, cloud computing services, managed IT services, and digital transformation 

Telecommunications and IT: Telecommunications infrastructure, mobile technologies, 5G networks, satellite communications, IT solutions, and digital infrastructure 


Business and Commerce


Listed Companies: All publicly traded companies across various industries

Startups: companies that have been launched or registered in 2021-22 may apply under all industry categories


By submitting the survey form, the participating company represents and warrants that the person identified as the Primary Contact has the authority to submit the entry and furnish all information supporting the survey.

The company acknowledges that by filling out the form, it is granting Fast Company Middle East the right to use the survey data to analyze, publish, and promote in any and all media 

The company acknowledges the information provided for the survey is publicly available and does not contain any copyrighted or proprietary information.