P.O. Box 3660, Riyadh 11481, Mail Code 1515 (KAIMRC)
+966 (11) 429-4444
+966 (11) 429-4440

Innovation and Technology Transfer Management Office (ITTMO)

  • Dr. Ali Al Muntashri

  • Department
  • About Head
  • Functions
  • Team

ITTMO was established in 2012 as a KAIMRC initiative to manage intellectual property produced by researchers at KAIMRC, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science (KSAU-HS), and NGHA. The section endeavors to register patents and trademarks at patent offices around the world, participate in patent licensing and commercialization, as well as promoting awareness of intellectual property potentials. Within the framework of technology transfer, ITTMO emphasizes maximizing research’s return on investment to establish a knowledge-based economy and contribute financially to the organization. It is positioned to strategically plan, guide, and partially fund ongoing research projects.


BSc. College of Engineering, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia (1999)

MSc. College of Engineering , The University of Strathyclyde, Scotland, UK (2004)

PhD. College of Engineering,  The University of Texas, USA (2011)


Director, Testing & Measurement Systems Dept., AlFaisaliah Group, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2012)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Dept, University of Texas, San Antonio (2011 – 2012)

Supervisor, Engineering & Planning, Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) (2005 – 2009)

Manager Engineering of Special Networks (Biomedical), Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) (2003-2005)

Systems & Signals Engineer, Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) (1999-2005)

Skills and Interest

Biomedcal Image and Signal Processing

Biomedical Pattern Recognition and Classification

Biomedical Systems Modeling

1.     Building adequate IP/patents portfolio

2.     Patents technology assessment

3.     Technology licensing/commercialization

4.     Building internal robust IP process and procedures

5.     Incubating students/Residents innovative ideas

6.     Assessment of issued and pending patent for potential commercialization

7.     Building and commissioning an engineering/prototyping lab

8.     Intellectual Property & Patent registration Awareness (Workshop & Media) Program

9.     Partnership agreements with local Saudi universities/research centers


Ahmed AlDraihem
Research Assistant


Anas Alhunaihin
Research Project Manager

Jhoanna May Abac

Jhoanna May Abac
Administrative Assistant