Mission and Mandate

Mission Statement

Supporting Saskatchewan’s research community and technology sector to create economic growth and diversity.


As the Government of Saskatchewan’s innovation agency, the Innovation Saskatchewan Amendment Act 2022, tasks the agency with the following mandate:

  • To facilitate the coordination and strategic direction of the Government of Saskatchewan’s support for research and development (R&D), science, and technology with the objective of fostering the development of new ideas, products, and processes to ensure the long-term sustainable growth of Saskatchewan’s economy.
  • To provide advice and guidance to the Government of Saskatchewan in respect to science and technology policy; and to establish, measure, monitor, and report on the Government of Saskatchewan’s strategies and goals for advancing innovation in the province.
  • To coordinate and support the establishment and maintenance of R&D and science infrastructure in Saskatchewan.
  • To provide recommendations to the Government of Saskatchewan respecting research, development, demonstration, and the commercialization of new technologies and innovative processes in Saskatchewan; as well as to advise on policies that may better coordinate, support, foster, promote, and facilitate R&D and the commercialization of technologies.
  • To create, encourage and facilitate business opportunities in the Saskatchewan technology sector, through the development and operation of research and technology parks.
  • To undertake any program or activity for the purposes of achieving the objectives described above, on the request of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
  • To undertake any other prescribed programs and activities.