DTV Ecosystem


DTVC is an integrated ecosystem established among a unique set of Stakeholders. DTVC Company is facilitating the DTV ecosystem, leading the activities of stakeholders and enabling intellectual collaboration. The DTVC ecosystem aims to meet the following objectives:

  1.  Set overall knowledge economy plans & set supporting government policies that encourage innovation
  2. Align higher education and economic policy to support technology transfer and innovation
  3. Promote innovation and provide funding for academic and industry-relevant research activities
  4. Conduct the full range of research needed to support innovation and the creation of a knowledge economy
  5. Provide financial capital required to support commercialization
  6. Act as the ‘engine rooms’ for industry-focused research and innovative businesses
  7. Complement innovation promotion activities, and support innovative businesses


DTV’s vision focuses on driving an innovative, collaborative, and integrated ecosystem for knowledge creation. DTV supports the development of this ecosystem among a unique set on in-kingdom stakeholders including King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Aramco; the national oil company of Saudi Arabia, and other national champions and local and international companies.







Advanced Materials “Corrosion, nanotechnology and polymer application”

Sector Areas:

  • High Temperature & Aqueous Corrosion “Area Desc: Research advances in the effects of temperature and the environment on degradation and structural change.”
  • Fuel Cell & Battery Systems “Identification of corrosion prevention and mitigation techniques in fuel cell systems through the use of unconventional technologies.”
  • Corrosion Control “Identification of corrosion control and preventive solutions through coatings, inhibitors, advanced designs and processes.”
  • Corrosion Forms “Pursue advances in the understanding, detection and consequences of the numerous corrosion forms.”
  • Nanotechnology & Polymer Catalysis “Development of nanotechnology in polymer catalysis processes and technological advances in material and systems.”
  • Polymer Design & Functionality “Development of nanotechnology applications on polymer surfaces, manufacturing processes, designs, matrices and functionality.”
  • Nano-Process & Nano-Material “Application of nanotechnology on industrial processes and materials through photonics and electronics advanced technologies.”



Refining and Petrochemical Processes “Catalysis and process analytics & devices”

Sector Areas:

  • Refining Technologies “Development of refining approaches, manufacturing processes and means for emission reduction.”
  • Fuel Formulation “Development of next generation technologies for clean fuel and biofuel production.”
  • High Value Chemicals “Formulation of high performance and advanced chemical products and technologies.”
  • New Energy Vectors “Pursue advances in available energy vector resources, transport, storage systems, conversion, usage, etc.”
  • Measurement Devices “Development of the measurement and data acquisition fields through innovations and current technology advancements.”
  • Automation “Development of automation technologies to enhance the control processes in various sectors of the O&G sectors.”
  • Sensors “Pursue advances in the fields of sensors and detection systems in addition to the implications on various business segments.”


Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering “Reservoir engineering & drilling technologies”

Sector Areas:

  • Geophysics & Geology “Study of data acquisition techniques, imaging, sequestration processes, forecast modelling and characterization.”
  • Drilling & Production “Development of drilling & production processes through advanced logging and exploratory technologies, components, etc.”
  • Reservoir Engineering “Pursue advances in reservoir technologies including enhanced recovery performances, real-time intervention, optimization techniques, etc.”

Water Management, Production and Treatment “Purification processes for treating drinking water, industrial wastewater and sewage”

Sector Areas:

  • Water Treatment “Development of water treatment processes through advanced filtration, disinfection and purification techniques, coagulation, etc.”
  • Wastewater Treatment “Identification of wastewater treatment solutions through the use of advanced membrane technologies, contaminant solutions, management systems, etc.”
  • Water Desalination “Identification of desalination technologies and processes (membrane, thermal, etc.) and the effects of such technologies on energy and the environment.”

Energy Efficiency and Renewables “Renewable energy, energy efficiency, and carbon management”

Sector Areas:

  • Renewable Energy  “Pursue advancements in the fields of renewable energy by enhancing production capacity, energy harnessing and conversion.”
  • Energy Storage & Efficiency “Pursue advancement in energy efficiency and storage systems through the application of advanced automation & control systems.”
  • Carbon Management “Pursue improvements in the carbon emission supply chain and means to enhance carbon management and mitigate environmental effects.”

Advanced Computing “IT security, oil & gas applications and advanced reservoir modelling”

Sector Areas:

  • Advanced Reservoir Modelling  “Development of advanced applications that foster the ability to forecast, simulate and capture geological and reservoir related data.”
  • Oil & Gas Applications  “Development of advanced O&G computing applications including data acquisition and simulation, intervention and tracking and risk analysis.”
  • IT Security “Development of applications that ensure information security, back-up and crisis control, digital and network privacy, and accountability.”