Made in Saskatchewan Technology Program (MIST)

Connecting Government and Startup Technology Companies 

The Made-in-Saskatchewan Technology (MIST) program supports technology pilot projects between the Government of Saskatchewan and local technology startups, fostering the development of innovative solutions to public sector challenges and growth of the technology sector.

Through the MIST program, Innovation Saskatchewan (IS) provides non-repayable grants to technology startups whose innovations may improve citizen service delivery by provincial Ministries, Agencies, and/or Crown corporations. Applications are accepted year-round.


Program Objectives

  1. Support the Government of Saskatchewan in practicing excellence and innovation by piloting innovative technologies that could improve public sector services.
  2. Solve public sector challenges through the development and deployment of innovative solutions.
  3. Foster the growth of Saskatchewan’s technology sector by partnering with local technology startups.


Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for participation in the program:

  1. Be based in Saskatchewan, as defined by meeting the following criteria:
    • Has a Saskatchewan head office address;
    • Registered to carry business in the province; and,
    • At least 50% of its employees reside in the province.
  2. Has fewer than 50 employees, including full-time, part-time, and contract workers.
  3. Reported annual revenue of under $500,000 in the latest year-end financial statements.
  4. Has a novel technology that is ready to be implemented or is reasonably close to commercialization — at least Technology Readiness Level 6 (see Technology Readiness Levels as defined by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada).
  5. Has reasonable capacity to work with an enterprise-level customer (i.e., government).


How to Apply

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