This website serves as a guide to the Saskatchewan bioscience cluster’s many resources and services, with information on key organizations, infrastructure, capabilities and opportunities.
Did you know that over one-third of Canada’s ag-biotech industry is located in Saskatchewan? This fact highlights the strong capacity and momentum found within the province’s bioscience cluster. This cluster is the location of choice for a range of companies with strengths in research and development extending across many different sectors.
Located in the heart of the Canadian prairies, the province of Saskatchewan has a longstanding reputation as a global leader in agricultural biotechnology. The region is home to world-class infrastructure and resources, with a highly integrated research community.
Much of the bioscience research community is clustered around the Innovation Place technology park and the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. The cluster is anchored by prominent research institutions such as the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, the National Research Council, the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) and more.
Saskatchewan is recognized for having a strong sense of community and cooperative spirit. This openness to cooperation and partnerships extends into scientific and business ventures through active regional and international collaborations. To achieve the benefits of innovation, researchers and business leaders are seeking opportunities to leverage funds, align resources and create synergies. With this mind-set, Saskatchewan is open to a world of opportunities in biosciences.