Innovation Challenge

Innovation Challenge

 

 

*There are currently no Innovation Challenge. Please watch this page for upcoming challenges.

 

Calling all tech start-ups, researchers, entrepreneurs and students! We are looking for your innovative solutions to solve Saskatchewan challenges.

The Innovation Challenge is a program that harnesses the ideas and expertise of start-up technology companies to rapidly solve public sector challenges and create enhanced citizen experiences.

Saskatchewan is building partnerships with technology companies based on their skills and ideas, not their size or past experience selling to government. 

How does it work?

We want the province’s best and brightest to propose their innovative solutions to the following challenge:

Innovation Challenge

 

Background:

 

How can I participate?

If you are based in Saskatchewan and have an idea for solving this challenge using existing or new technology, you are invited to submit an expression of interest. Submissions will be evaluated by an internal committee who will select a shortlist of candidates. These shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a more detailed proposal and to pitch their solution in front of a group of key stakeholders. The committee will select a challenge winner who will begin working with government partners in late spring 2020.

What does the winner receive?

The winner will be awarded a 16-week residency period to develop and launch their solution in the summer of 2020. You will benefit through:

  • A $10,000 grant;
  • The full rights to commercialize the solution and sell into the growing technology market;
  • The potential for customer validation and the ability to reference the Government of Saskatchewan as a customer;
  • The potential to contract with the Province to support, license, or maintain the solution created; and,
  • A greater understanding of working with and selling to independent associations and government entities.

 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Andrew Wahba

306-533-9692

andrew.wahba@innovationsask.ca