Ep 91 - Iain Wallace w/ Proxima Research and Development
Startupville
by Innovation Place
5M ago
Happy Global Biotech Week! Global Biotech Week (GBW) is an annual week-long celebration of all things biotechnology and is an excellence tool for increasing awareness of the industry's global and economic significance. GBW is particularly special for Saskatchewan because our province hosts over 30% of Canada's agricultural biotechnology activity and continues to develop in areas like genomics, plant-made pharmaceuticals and diagnostics.Saskatchewan has already made a huge impact in biotechnology and future big ideas are on the horizon! We spoke with one of biotech's rising stars Iain Wallac ..read more
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Ep 90 - Mark Cooper w/ Prairie Clean Energy
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by Innovation Place
6M ago
Prairie Clean Energy is one of Saskatchewan's most exciting new cleantech startups because of its game-changing approach to providing an environmentally sustainable solution to agricultural waste. Prairie Clean Energy recently received $180,000 from the Agtech Growth Fund to support the development of a technically viable pathway in Saskatchewan for producing and using flax straw pellets as industrial biomass fuel. This solution addresses the global biomass shortage and provides farmers with an economical and environmentally conscious way to use flax waste. President & CEO Mark C ..read more
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Ep 89- Erin Pisko w/ Innovation Asset Collective
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by Innovation Place
8M ago
We spoke with Erin Pisko, Vice President of Intellectual Property Strategy with Innovation Asset Collective (IAC), a not-for-profit organization that helps Canadian companies leverage IP strategy to compete and scale. IAC's educational programming, funding opportunities and access to a patent pool with up to $10M to acquire patents and market intelligence makes it easy for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to secure ownership of their innovation and protect their edge and  control their data. With this access and Innovation Saskatchewan's recent partnership with IAC, Saskatchewan start ..read more
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Ep 88 – Uniting the Prairies 2023
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by Innovation Place
9M ago
Prairie tech is going UP! ? Uniting the Prairies showed yet again why it has become the Prairies' premier startup-focused tech conference for A-tier founders, active investors and tech leaders from across Canada and beyond. We spoke with startup founders, tech leaders and global investors from across Canada to discover why Prairie tech is the next big thing! Settle in for incredible insights and stories from our guests: ➡️ Yuri Navarro, Kanata Ventures ➡️ Kimberly Bennett, Co-Founder of Fidu ➡️ Grant Lahring, Co-Founder of Goodlawyer ➡️ Erin Pisko, Vice President of Strategy with Innovati ..read more
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Ep 87 – Canadian Innovation Week 2023
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by Innovation Place
10M ago
Happy Canadian Innovation Week! Yearlong Innovation Saskatchewan supports the incredible ingenuity of Saskatchewan's innovation ecosystem, and Canadian Innovation Week gives us a special opportunity to ensure the inspiring stories and phenomenal successes of the Saskatchewan tech sector and research community are shared beyond our provincial borders. Today we're celebrating #InnovateForHealth by exploring the groundbreaking contributions of Saskatchewan-based research institutes and their significant impact on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. Dr. Volker Gerdts, Director and ..read more
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Ep 86 - Jeff Dyck w/ Siemens EDA
Startupville
by Innovation Place
11M ago
Siemens EDA, a segment of Siemens Digital Industries Software, is a technology leader in electronic design automation (EDA) software and hardware and their tools and industry-leading tech enable customers to embrace digital transformation to accelerate the pace of innovation. In 2017, Siemens acquired Solido Design Automation, a Saskatoon-based company that was the world leader in machine learning-based EDA software for variation-aware design and characterization. On this episode, we talk with Siemens EDA Senior Director of Engineering, former Solido Vice President and local legend ..read more
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Ep 85 - Breeding Success
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by Innovation Place
11M ago
Dark Horse Ag Ventures believes that agriculture is a community built upon innovation and dedication to the craft of feeding the world. Their mission is to simplify precision agriculture and make advanced agronomy applicable, easy to learn, and accessible. Through their platform, they address the struggles that farmers and agronomy businesses have collecting and processing data with the backing of acclaimed experts in digital agriculture and crop science to keep things simple.   On this episode of Startupville, we talk with Co-Founder and CEO, Tyler Lefley, about their experience going th ..read more
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Ep 84 - Live at Cultivator's 24 Hour Startup
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by Innovation Place
11M ago
Join us in the Startupville Thunderdome recording live at the 24 Hour Startup event at Cultivator HQ. 24 Hour Startup is hosted at Cultivator HQ in Regina, Saskatchewan, and brings together the best and brightest entrepreneurs, developers, lead designers, and makers, to pitch ideas, form teams, and build a minimum viable product (MVP) in 24 hours. Participants experience what its like in day-to-day startup life while building their company, but with access to some of the world’s top mentors, entrepreneurs and supporters who are ready to help them launch in their pitch to celebrity guest judge ..read more
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Ep 83 - Tech for Tanks w/ Curtis Kolibab
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by Innovation Place
11M ago
Selling seeds, chemicals and fertilizers to farms on the prairies was the primary goal of North Star Systems, and one of the biggest challenges was keeping clients’ product properly stocked. In 2018, North Star Systems set out to create a solution for the distribution of product from manufacturer to retailer to farmer in the field. Now, their Saskatoon-based team of engineers manufactures Tattle Systems devices, a complete and closed system that connects the device to the user through any smartphone, app or tablet, creating an innovative, real-time remote monitoring and data solution that inc ..read more
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82 - I spy with my LoRa eye...
Startupville
by Innovation Place
11M ago
On this episode, we feature Jeff Shirley of Rivercity Innovations and Mike Stefaniuk with Sasktel's Collaboration and Innovation Team. It began with the Rural Crime Challenge at Innovation Saskatchewan where Jeff Shirley created a solution to prevent the theft of beehives at their family farm. Later, shifting from GPS trackers to LoRa technology, Rivercity Innovations expanded into designing, building, and delivering sensors and data monitoring solutions to support their world-wide clientele. Scaling this type of business in Saskatchewan could seem infinitely impossible without the help of ex ..read more
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