The research projects in KACST are conducted through the national institutes and centers as well as the Technology Leaders Program (TLP) in several strategic sectors such as energy, water, advanced materials, etc. In addition to helping in the preparation of technical leaders that are capable of supporting the development of the local content, TLP provides a world-class venue for conducting research in strategic sectors for the Kingdom while enabling young Saudi talents to become more technologically competitive as well as being a primary source for innovation and intellectual property generation in the Kingdom. Through TLP, KACST has established 14 centers, distributed throughout the world, in collaboration with big research institutions and universities in the field of scientific and applied research. These centers work on research in a set of selected strategic areas that are important for the development and prosperity of the national economy. Each center conducts high-quality research that can have a broad impact on the scientific community.