Frequently Asked Questions

Is the program totally free?

Program is free of charge to all participants.

What is the duration of the program?

The program will run till January 31st, 2017.

Why should I register to this program? What are the benefits for me or my idea?

Great learning, through self service online training to guide you in submitting your idea. Webinars and workshops will also be held for you to enhance your learning further.

Who will be delivering the webinar sessions?

A combination of experts from the various community which you can interact with on the webinars through chat and voice.

What are the requirements / criteria needed for my application to be considered?

To be considered, submissions must involve technologies, innovations, solutions and/or business models that address challenges in aerospace and aviation, including, but not limited to applications in: STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), drones, air traffic management, robotics, big data, artificial intelligence, communications, electronics, energy, clean tech, etc.

Who can participate?

Participating individuals or team members must be over 18 and currently residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a Saudi National leading the team. All submissions must be ideas or business models in the start-up phase or early stage businesses. Businesses over 2 years of age, and/or businesses who have generated over SAR 500,000 in revenue or investment are not eligible to participate.

I’ve never joined a webinar session before. How shall I start?

Joining a webinar session is very easy. You will be sent a mail prior to every session with a detailed explanation about what to do. You simply need to follow the steps mentioned in the mail and you are in.

Any special features that I need to have on my computer to be able to join the webinar sessions ?

You only need to have an internet connection (256K or higher), a headset and a microphone.

What if I missed a webinar or workshop session?

All sessions are recorded, so if you miss a session, you will always be able to watch it at a later time by opening the link sent to you and accessing the related content section.

Do you provide certificates at the end of the program?

Yes we will provide you with a certificate once you complete your application by filling up the 10 modules.

I’m a Saudi national but not located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, can I join?

Yes we welcome all Saudi Nationals from around the world.

I’m not fluent in English; do you provide the program material in any other language?

We provide the program in 2 languages Arabic and English.

How can I know when the webinars and workshops are happening?

Check the timeline page on the Entaliq competition. As long as you are registered with the program, you will also be receiving reminders and updates for all program activities.

Where can I find more info about the program?

You may access Entaliq website on or send an email to and we will send you information about the program.

How do I know that my application has been submitted?

You need to complete the 10 question (one question per module) in order to submit your application.

How are the top 10 Selected ?

A judging panel will review the application and select the top teams.

How will the top 10 be announced?

We will announce the top 10 participants on the 30th of November 2017 via mailers and on Entaliq social media accounts.

What is Entaliq about?

The Entaliq challenge was launched in September 2016 in Saudi Arabia in partnership with Airbus, TAQNIA Aeronautics and Saudi Arabian Airlines. It provides a platform to support the development of innovators and entrepreneurs across various science and aviation technology disciplines, highlighting their achievements across the globe. In mid-July 2017, the second edition of Entaliq challenge was launched.

Can I participate alone or should I have a team ?

Submissions may be entered by individuals or teams under a single entry. The team leader should be a Saudi national.

Do we need to attend all the webinars ?

It isn’t necessary, but we recommend that you attend the webinars.

When is the deadline for the challenge?

The deadline for the challenge is on the 15th of November 2017.

If I submitted my business model, can I go back and edit my answers ?

You can go back any time to any section in order to continue/edit your application.