May 17, 2021

Saskatchewan Recognizes May 17-21 as Innovation Week

Today, the Government of Saskatchewan recognized May 17-21 as Innovation Week.

Innovation Week provides an opportunity to recognize the achievements of innovation in Saskatchewan and the importance it plays in our everyday lives.  It also provides a celebration of people, organizations, and companies across the province that will inspire the next generation of innovators.

"Innovation and technology are vital to building a strong province in the post-pandemic world," Minister Responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan Jeremy Harrison said.  "Our goal is to triple the technology sector by 2030 and I believe we are in a strong position to do that through technological advances in those core areas where Saskatchewan has natural economic advantages."

Through significant investment in research and technology over the last few years, world-class researchers and technology companies have been attracted to the province.  From cutting-edge research at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) into Covid-19 vaccines, to NRGene, an advanced biotechnology company who recently relocated to Saskatchewan from Israel, to the success of companies supported by tech incubators Co.Labs and Cultivator, Saskatchewan innovation continues to accelerate the growth of the economy.

Canadian Innovation Week 2021 is looking to celebrate Canada's culture of innovation as the cornerstone to growth and success with this year's theme of "From Problems to Possibilities".  Join the virtual celebration, and recognize the remarkable ingenuity of Canadian and Saskatchewan Innovators by using #CanadianInnovationWeek and #SKInnovationWeek and by visiting the stories shared all week long at