2018 STIC Awards in Review

Innovation Place was proud to be a presenting partner on the 3rd annual STIC Awards on November 22nd at Capitol Music Club with SREDA (Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority). 

STIC stands for Science, Technology, Innovation and Collaboration, all of which are crucial parts to Innovation Place’s mission to help grow the Saskatchewan tech sector. From life-saving cattle vaccines to some of Saskatoon’s most promising up and coming startups, the winners and nominees covered the full gamut of Saskatoon’s vibrant tech community that we’re glad to be a part of.

The upbeat and lighthearted awards show was hosted by SREDA’s President & CEO Alex Fallon, and featured the return of special guest and esteemed German scientist, Dr. Otto Zauberer and his European delegation, who took to the stage to make their last-minute submissions in each award category.

For those who were at the 2017 STIC Awards you will know Dr. Otto Zauberer as the charismatic alter-ego of Regina comedian Kenn McLeod, who was joined this year by Amanda Trapp as Dr. Genevieve Lacroix from France and Mackenzie Dawson as Dr. Vasily Sokolov from Russia.

The event was capped off with the Ambassador Award, recognizing an inspiring individual that has made extensive contributions to the Saskatoon Region, by promoting science, technology, and innovation. This year’s Ambassador Award was presented to Colleen Christensen of NRC-IRAP, who has been instrumental in contributing to and supporting Saskatoon’s tech sector for over two decades.

We would like to congratulate this year’s award winners and nominees listed below:


Project Award: this award recognizes a project that has the potential to contribute significantly to its sector.

Sponsored by: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

2018 STIC PROJECT AWARD WINNER: A Vaccine to protect African Cattle from “Lung Plague”,
VIDO — University of Saskatchewan

FINALISTS:

  • Using Temperature Stress as a Pesticide Against the Blood-Sucking Bug that Transmit Chagas Disease — University of Saskatchewan
  • Low-Power Wireless Access for Internet of Things — University of Saskatchewan
  • SuperDARN — University of Saskatchewan
  • Settler Colonial History and Indigenous People in Saskatchewan: A Gladue Rights Research Database — University of Saskatchewan


Product Award: this award recognizes an innovative product or service that has significantly impacted its sector.

Sponsored by: Ernst & Young LLP

2018 STIC PRODUCT AWARD WINNER: Draganfly Innovations

FINALISTS:

  • Brillist Better Projects
  • SafetyTek
  • Sherpa
  • Viking Innovations Ltd.
  • SkillShark


Team Award: this award recognizes a passionate, knowledgeable and collaborative team that has made unique contributions to their sector.
Sponsored by: Canadian Light Source

2018 STIC TEAM AWARD WINNER: SaskTech

FINALISTS:

  • MRI for the International Space Station — University of Saskatchewan
  • Business Information Systems Program — Saskatchewan Polytechnic


U30 Award: this award recognizes a passionate, knowledgeable and collaborative individual, under the age of 30, that has made unique contributions to their sector.

Sponsored by: Innovation Place

2018 STIC U30 AWARD WINNER: Courtney Koroluk — Saskatchewan Polytechnic

FINALIST:

  • Carlos Ochoa — University of Saskatchewan

Ambassador Award: this award recognizes an inspiring individual that has made extensive contributions to the Saskatoon Region, by promoting science, technology and/or innovation.
Sponsored by: University of Saskatchewan

2018 STIC AMBASSADOR AWARD WINNER: Colleen Christensen

 

For more information on the awards, visit the STIC website.
- November 26, 2018