The Yanbu Research Center (YRC) under Royal Commission for Yanbu-Colleges and Institutes (RCYCI) is a growing research initiative with expertise in design, computation, experimentation, fabrication and technology transfer in different fields of science and technology. The center is designed to be a catalyst between industry and academia in RCYCI for enabling R&D, technology transfer and manufacturing and, given its strategic position and expertise, to facilitate constructive cooperation between the two.
- Advanced Materials and core facility
- Renewable Energy Unit
- Advanced Manufacturing Unit
- Advanced Computational Lab
- Technology Transfer Unit
- National Center of Excellence for Supply Chain and Logistics
- Yanbu Journal of Engineering and Science
YRC also acts as a research management unit for RCYCI by which the internal and external funds such as NSTIP and KACST are administered. Through rigorous initiatives to promote scientific research and innovation, RCYCI has been awarded 3 NSTIP projects with a total funding of almost SR 4 million. A significant number of research proposals are under review. These projects are applied research and product oriented and are aligned with the strategic planning of the Royal Commission, Yanbu, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.