Congratuations to KSC's Derya Baran, Joel Troughton, Nicola Gasparini and Daniel Bryant whose start-up, Iyris, won the TAQADAM Startup Accelerator Final Showcase.
TAQADAM is the only multi-university startup accelerator program in
the Middle East. It is designed to help participants execute their
business models, deliver valuable products or services, and create local
jobs. It is delivered by KAUST to the kingdom with sponsorship from
The program equips entrepreneurs with the tools and support required
to successfully launch a technology-based company through mentoring,
marketing, ideation, fundraising and product design.
The winning start up, Iyris, is developing transparent photovoltaic glass for buildings and greenhouses. The
patented solar window technology generates up to 50 Watts per square
meter, all while remaining visibly transparent. The windows also filter
heat from the sun, reducing HVAC costs in glass-clad buildings.
Watch the Iyris pitch at the TAQADAM Startup Accelerator Final Showcase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3LZWxIQFCo