Congratulations to the winners of the province’s first annual SPARK night!

For the full news release, read more here.




Innovation Saskatchewan is hosting the first annual SPARK Night on November 14, 2017!

The focus for this year’s SPARK Night will be on health research.

The night will consist of:

  • Matchmaking & networking opportunities;
  • Research poster showcase; and
  • Keynote presentation.

This is a free event for university, polytechnic and institute researchers to attend. Complimentary food and drinks will be provided for all the attendees.

IS will be providing seed funding for 5 collaborative research proposals ($5,000 each) resulting from SPARK Night. Proposals put forth by groups of two or more researchers from different organizations (institutes or academic centres) will be eligible to compete for the 5 awards. Proponents must have been in attendance of the event to apply for the award


  • 5:30pm – Doors open: Networking, drinks and snacks
  • 6:00pm – Opening speech
  • 6:10pm – Keynote speaker: The value of collaborative research
  • 6:30pm – Matchmaking event (Researcher Speed Dating)
  • 7:30pm – Networking
  • 8:45pm – Closing speech
  • 9:00pm – Doors close

The event will be held at Louis Loft (93 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK).

To register, visit: