Wa’ed takes as a guide the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, which aim to “end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.” Our start-ups support one or more of the 17 SDGs.
One example is Hazen.ai, based in Makkah. Every year, more than 1.35 million people die from traffic accidents globally – one every 24 seconds. Twenty to 50 million people suffer non-fatal road injuries, making traffic accidents a major concern. Hazen has developed an artificial intelligence and computer vision-based traffic analytics system that improves road safety – making traffic enforcement quicker, less expensive and more effective.
Another example is Sadeem, which provides smart city solutions for monitoring floods, traffic and air quality. Sadeem was established by researchers at KAUST who developed a multi-patented technology that combines solar-powered sensor networks, mobile applications and a visualization platform. Their advanced analytics in real-time emergency response and disaster management situations help save lives and money.