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.

Canadian Innovation Week Roundup

Saskatchewan Innovations Take Centre Stage

Happy Canadian Innovation Week! This week celebrates, recognizes and supports the incredible innovations happening across the country and this year is all about asking “How do you innovate?” and sharing stories about innovators and innovations.

For us, we don’t need to look any further than our own backyard to find groundbreaking ideas that are changing the world. Read more about the incredible things happening in our park community and the province.

Immigrate and Luxsonic Technologies #InnovateToEngage

When companies #InnovateToEngage, they prioritize community, inclusion and action. We’re proud to have two such incredible companies in our park community: Immigrate and Luxsonic Technologies.

Immigrate aims to make Canadian immigration more accessible and affordable to individuals, employers and partnerships through its easy-to-navigate process.They’re helping Canadian companies fill labour demands and making Canadian immigration dreams come true.Learn how to Solve Tech Talent Gaps with Immigrate. Register now!

Luxsonic Technologies is increasing access to healthcare for underserved communities and healthcare education for professionals. Their innovative immersive technologies remove barriers and enhance access to healthcare training, education and delivery, democratizing access to care.

Co.Labs and Cultivator #InnovateToInspire

We know accelerators, incubators and startups are filled with all sorts of ages and life experiences, but what’s special about Co.Labs and Cultivator, Saskatchewan’s foundational accelerator programs, is the community they foster to inspire young and future innovators to #InnovateToInspire.

Co.Labs’ Co.Learn program encourages future founders and tech workers to learn the fundamentals, build up their ideas and find their future in tech. And sure, startups aren’t just a young person’s game anymore but we’d be lying if we said there weren't some pretty cool ones from young innovators coming out of these accelerators like Prairie Robotics, Cubbi, Cadence and more!

TinyEYE Therapy Services and the Smartflower initiative #InnovateToLearn

Innovation happens at every level, including (and especially!) in the classroom. Resources that #InnovateToLearn create opportunities for teachers to inspire and students to engage and this is exactly what TinyEYE Therapy Services and the Smartflower initiative are doing.

TinyEYE Therapy Services is ensuring students and teachers thrive with online therapy services, including speech therapy, occupational therapy and mental health services. During the pandemic and as remote learning continues to be used, TinyEYE’s platform allows teachers and students to stay connected and ensures their education plans and goals progress, regardless of physical setting.

What’s the Smartflower initiative, you ask? Just wait and see on Wednesday, May 18!

Fedoruk Centre and Canadian Isotope Innovations #InnovateToExcel

Some of the greatest innovations are those that positively impact the lives of others and make a difference. When innovators #InnovateToExcel, they put the greater good at the centre of their mission, just like the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation.

The Fedoruk Centre is placing Saskatchewan as a global leader in nuclear research with its cutting-edge programs, research facilities and projects. Working with partners, including Canadian Isotope Innovations, the first producer of medical isotopes produced by a linear accelerator, their nuclear research is aiding international cancer researchers in developing new cancer therapies.

Red Leaf Pulp and DEEP Earth Energy Corporation #InnovateToCompete

How do we keep expanding the innovation ecosystem and growing our ideas? Red Leaf Pulp and DEEP Earth Energy Corporation #InnovateToCompete by reimagining new pathways for old practices.

Red Leaf Pulp is Canada’s first non-wood pulp facility. Its environmentally conscious pulping method reduces waste by turning agricultural residue into high quality, low-carbon pulp that can be reused as packaging, molded products (e.g., to-go boxes) and tissue. They’re set to open their first facility in Regina and ready to revolutionize an industry.

DEEP Earth Energy Corporation is doing incredible things harnessing geothermal power, including building Canada’s first geothermal power facility and redeploying workers into the clean energy industry. DEEP’s work with geothermal energy will provide a clean, renewable energy with enumerable environmental, economic and supply benefits.

If you’d like to learn more about incredible innovations in the Saskatchewan tech ecosystem, read Our Community Features and the Innovation Saskatchewan blog!

- May 16, 2022