(MENAFN - Arab News) Badir Program for Technology Incubators at King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has been awarded the international certificate for comprehensive quality ISO9001.
The accolade is due to the result of a long-range plan to improve and upgrade the methods of presenting the services of the program, extending high-quality services to the incubating customers, creating a work environment that is conductive to creation and innovation, encouraging the culture of free business, and encouraging Saudi businessmen to develop their technological ideas and turn them into successful investment projects.
Getting this award is seen as an evidence of the success of the program to realize the terms and standards of the ISO in quality management.
CEO of the program Abdul Aziz bin Ibrahim Al-Harqan said the winning of the coveted prize would give a great push to the team of the program to exert more efforts to keep up the high standard which are in keeping with the objectives and policies of the KACST, and its continued attempts to spread the culture of high-quality work.
He said a team from the ISO visited the program several times to check the performance standards and parameters, which were according to the strict measures of the international organization.
Al-Harqan said receiving the certificate was an evidence of the success of the program in strictly applying the quality standards.
"The stern application of quality standards has qualified the program to obtain this high international recognition," he added.
He said: "The classification of the ISO was an international concept for the achievement of quality through the continued improvement of the service being offered to our clients."
The program was established in 2008. It was aimed at boosting knowledge economy and diversifying the sources of income, further augmenting national economy and creating more jobs for Saudis.
According to the CEO, the program has so far incubated 56 projects in three different incubators - IT and communications, vital technology and advanced industrialization.