Innovation Saskatchewan is responsible for implementing the province’s innovation priorities and helping grow Saskatchewan’s tech sector. Effective April 2022, this includes operation of the Innovation Place technology parks in Saskatoon and Regina.

Innovation Place Tenants Help Fight the COVID-19 Crisis

Information and connection have never been more vital than right now during the coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic as we all practice proper social distancing and work together to help flatten the curve and protect each other.

Our amazing tenants in Saskatoon and Regina are doing incredible work to reach out and help their communities locally and across the globe.

We've assembled an evolving list below of resources from our tenants that you or your companies can utilize to help mitigate the effects of the pandemic or just get you through the work day. Watch this space as we continue to update it!

  • Ag-West Bio (Saskatoon)
    If you're a small business and feel overwhelmed by all the information and resources available to you check out Ag-West Bio's resources page. They have gathered everything you need to know in one tidy little spot.

  • Coconut (Saskatoon)
    Coconut offers an appointment scheduling and lobby management platform and has prioritized the release of their new remote meeting capabilities in response to COVID-19. The platform allows companies to book remote meetings and navigate the newly imposed structures of the digital world.

  • Deloitte (Saskatoon)
    If you're a senior manager looking for guidance during this chaotic time, take a look at Deloitte's guide to resilient leadership in responding to COVID-19. Deloitte is one of the leading professional services firms in Canada with over 150 years of experience.

  • Innovation Saskatchewan (Saskatoon)
    Innovation Saskatchewan is looking out for small businesses and tech employees and founders with its COVID-19 Business Support Cheat Sheet and webinar on resources and support available during the pandemic.

  • Katrina German (Saskatoon)
    If you're (still) struggling with working remotely, check out these tips for how to make working from home feel more face-to-face and suggestions of valuable software tools from expert digital strategist and remote worker Katrina German.
    Join Katrina on Friday April 10 for a special webinar presented by Epifany on how to pivot your existing services and products to the digital world. Katrina will be taking questions live!

  • Lumeca (Regina)
    Lumeca is a virtual health consultation tool that connects Saskatchewan patients to physicians and is currently free for Saskatchewan residents with a valid health card. Get access to COVID-19 consultations, talk to a doctor by text, audio, or video, refill prescriptions and more.

  • Mentor (Saskatoon)
    On Tuesday April 7 Jeff Dyck, Director of Engineering at Mentor, A Siemens Business, is hosting a webinar on Building a High Performance Virtual Office as part of Raj Manek Mentorship Program's series of webinars on helping businesses challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. He will share his tips and tricks, including creating new work habits, new communications protocols and platforms, and maintaining momentum and vision.
    Siemens, Mentor's parent company, also announced it is opening access to its additive manufacturing network to hospitals, doctors, and anyone needing medical equipment or parts designed or 3D-printed to fight COVID-19.

  • SafetyTek (Saskatoon)
    SafetyTek provides a workplace safety engagement platform and has developed a new COVID-19 workforce health analysis solution to help essential service providers, like construction, grocers, and pharmacies, protect workers' health and it's completely free.

  • SalonScale (Saskatoon)
    SalonScale is a hair colour services app and is looking out for its community in two big ways: deferring all payments from customers until July 1 and offering archived webinars such as Together We Talk.

  • Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (Saskatoon)
    Do you have an idea, backed by existing research evidence or knowledge, that could help people in Saskatchewan and improve overall health and wellness during the coronavirus pandemic? The Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) is offering a special Research Connections call dedicated to ideas that can help.

  • Saskatoon Internet Exchange (Saskatoon)
    Saskatoon Internet Exchange (YXEIX) offers network interconnection services for the betterment of Canadians and is offering free one-year memberships and hookups to public sector organizations to help offload increased network traffic and provide an alternate path between Crown, government, municipal, commercial enterprise, local internet service provider and content networks.

  • Townfolio (Saskatoon)
    Townfolio has created a data visualization chart to track confirmed COVID-19 cases across Canada. The chart tracks confirmed cases from January 31, 2020 to the present and is updated daily.

  • Road Coffee (Saskatoon)
    Times are tough, so that means we need coffee. Road Coffee is waiving shipping fees and offering free delivery on orders of two or more products so you can stay at home and stay caffeinated.

  • Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (Regina)
    Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (RRPL) is heading up provincial COVID-19 testing in Saskatchewan and processing around 456 COVID-19 tests per day. Tests were previously sent to Winnipeg and this new streamlined system speeds up turn around time for results.

  • Viamo (Saskatoon)
    Viamo is a digital technology company that is no stranger to working remotely. They lent their expertise to the #WirVersusVirus Hackathon to help fight the spread of the coronavirus and assembled a newsletter full of tips to help you work from home. We took notes.

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Please visit our Coronavirus / COVID-19 Updates & Resources page for more park-specific updates.

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- March 30, 2020