Ag-Quest provides independent contract agriculture research services in the fields of efficacy, GLP-complaint residue trials, variety development and assessment, and confined field trials. Ag-Quest has been providing high quality independent contract agricultural research services since 1985.
Ag-West Bio is a leading catalyst for industry growth through the provision of seed capital, regulatory support, industry information, and aiding strategic alliances. Ag-West helps build the bio-economy in the province by aiding in the commercialization of new biotechnologies, helping existing companies grow, and attracting new companies to the province. We host workshops and other events to facilitate networking and to encourage collaboration. Ag-West Bio provides seed capital and helps secure matching funds for early stage companies in the agricultural biotechnology, bioproducts, bioprocesses, natural health products and functional foods sectors. Ag-West Bio is a membership-based organization.
The Saskatoon Research and Development Centre is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's network of 20 research centres. The Centre, located in the heart of the Prairies in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, conducts research on prairie crops to support the agri-food industry in Western Canada. It is located on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan. The centre manages three field sites: Melfort Research Farm, Scott Research Farm and Outlook Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre (CSIDC). Leading research focuses on the following five initiatives with a supporting role in agronomy and northern agriculture: Integrated crop management for sustainable cropping systems on the Canadian Prairies Sustainable management of clubroot on canola Integrated strategies for genetic improvement of oilseed, legume, and forage crops Genetic resource conservation, characterization and utilization Bioproducts and bioresources
ACS is a unique member-based organization representing Saskatchewan's agriculture, agri-food and agri-products sector, from primary production and value-added processing to research and market development. ACS is designed to position Saskatchewan's agriculture, agri-food and agri-products industry at the forefront of onnivatoin to provide solutions to industry issues and capture market opportunities. Our programs provide funding, training and guidance that bring broad benefits across Saskatchewan's agriculture and agri-food sector. ACS delivers Saskatchewan's share of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP). CAAP is a five year, $163 million national initiative. CAAP's goal is to support industry-led approaches and solutions that allow the sector to quickly adapt to changes, respond to emerging issues, and seize new opportunities. ACS administers other programs such as Food Service and Grocery Retail Value Chain Initiative, Levy Central, CATE and the Agriculture Mentorship Initiative.
Bioriginal Food & Science Corp. is a world leading provider of innovative essential fatty acid (EFA) solutions. Our innovative EFA products are used around the world in various market sectors including nutraceuticals and functional foods. With a distribution network spanning six continents, Bioriginal has facilities in Canada, the United States, Europe and China.
The Canadian Light Source (CLS) is Canada's national synchrotron reseach facility, where intense beams of light are generated to probe the nature and structure of matter. The CLS makes synchrotron-based analytical techniques available to researchers from academic, industrial and government instiutions around the world in a wide variety of areas including: earth and environmental sciences, agricultural research, life sciences and health research, proteomics and macromolecular crystallography, chemical and materials sciences, natural resources and energy, nanotechnology, manufacturing, and information and communications technology. Access to the CLS can be obtained through a competitive peer-review process or purchased through the CLS Industrial Science group. The CLS mandate includes active industrial participation with innovative commercial research access, clear intellectual property policies and scientists dedicated to promoting industry involvement.
CanMar Grain Products Ltd. is a Saskatchewan company that was incorporated in 1984 and whose senior management and shareholders bring together professionals with over 50 years of experience in Agri-Food and Commerce. CanMar has traditionally been involved in exporting agricultural products and its key management personnel were awarded an Export Canada Achievement Award in 1989. More recently CanMar has evolved to become a world leader in the production of golden roasted flax seed products for human consumption. We are proud of the fact that our Products make a real difference in people's lives. EFAs are "good fats" essential to health. Research indicates EFA supplementation can help address cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, skin conditions, diabetic neuropathy, PMS, menopause, weight management, stress, and many other conditions. EFAs, especially the omega-3s combined with the highest plant source of lignans and dietary fibre promises to place flax as the single most important natural grain for health conscious consumers. CanMar's core markets are health and nutrition markets in North America, Asia, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. CanMar is located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, where the pristine, cool climate provides ideal conditions for the production and processing of the highest quality flax seed grown anywhere. This location is also ideal for efficient transportation of our products throughout North America and around the world.
Canpressco is a food manufacturing company that specializes in the development of Camelina Oil products for grocery retail. Canpressco developed the brand Three Farmers and now have three culinary oils available under this brand. Three Farmers Camelina Oil is the first and only oil of its kind available within Canada. Camelina is an ancient oil that has been long known for its light flavour and highly nutritious characteristics. It is a cold-pressed oil, rich in Omega-3 and at the same time it is very stable (475 °F smoke point). This combination of characteristics is very unique in an oil product. It's uses in the kitchen range from salads and dips to sautÃ©ing, roasting, searing, etc.
The College of Agriculture and Bioresources is an interdisciplinary, applied-sciences college with expertise in â€“ and integrated across â€“ three primary scientific and social domains: Safe food supply and bioproducts â€“ safe, nutritious and affordable food, beverages and wellness products â€“ as well as bio-based industrial and pharmaceutical products derived from renewable resources â€“ required to meet the demands of a healthy and growing world population. Sustainable production systems â€“ safe and high-quality food and bio-based products produced by efficient and globally competitive agriculture and forestry sectors in alignment with other natural resource development. Environment, ecology, community â€“ responsible management of soil, water and biotic resources provides improved economic opportunity and quality of life, especially for people in rural areas.
Contango Strategies offers scientific research, development, and value-added services in cleantech and biotechnology for the natural resources and energy sectors. At Contango Strategies we believe that science should make financial sense, using scientific research and development to assist businesses in generating profits, increasing wealth, and reducing environmental impacts. We pride ourselves in developing intelligent cleantech strategies for our clients through integration of industrial and environmental microbiology, bioinformatics, environmental sciences, and applied financial analysis. Contango Strategies provides clients with a wide range of scientific services including: scientific laboratory based research and development, technology assessment and feasibility, independent peer review, and technical writing.
EcoLibra sells packaged-built wastewater treatment and water recovery plants.
Fast Genetics Inc. is a provider of swine genetics via live breeding stock, fresh or frozen semen or embryos. The company specializes in the provision of testing and genetic evaluation services for genetics customers, training in selection and ultrasound evaluation of animals.
Feeds Innovation Institute is a non-profit university organization that provides feed product development, nutritional research and information resources to companies, crop and livestock commodity groups.
Genome Prairie is the leading organization for support and management of large-scale genomics research projects in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. With its partners, Genome Prairie has supported more than $197 million of research activity in plant, animal and human genomics, bioinformatics, instrumentation development and bioethics since its establishment in 2000. Through network establishment and regional priority consultations, Genome Prairie works collaboratively with all levels of government, universities and industry as well as Genome Canada, a not-for-profit organization implementing a national strategy in genomics and related bioscience research to benefit all Canadians.
InfraReady's quest as an industrial food ingredient supplier is clear: We enable food manufacturers to profit from whole grain ingredients.
The Industry Liaison Office (ILO) manages the wide variety of intellectual property arising from the University of Saskatchewan's comprehensive research program. ILO adds value to University inventions through a program that facilitates the adoption and commercialization of technology through patenting, prototype development, licensing and start-up company support. Current licensing opportunities include technologies in neuroscience, cancer diagnostic and treatment, human and animal reproduction, plant and animal genetics, vaccine and infectious diseases and drug delivery, breeding of plants with improved traits, renewable energies, and bioproducts.
Innovation Place is one of North America's most successful university-related technology park systems with facilities in Saskatoon, Regina, and Prince Albert. Innovation Place enables innovation by providing clients with a unique working environment. The buildings have specialized technical capabilities, including laboratories, greenhouses, process utilities and a high speed data network. The high quality of the facilities supports clients recruitment and marketing efforts. Innovation Place makes business easy so clients can focus on the development of their business. Clients of Innovation Place have developed new health diagnostic products that will save lives, new crop varieties that will help feed a hungry world, environmental solutions that will make Saskatchewan a healthier province and new systems that will improve efficiencies in health, energy, the environment and the forest sector. Innovation Place itself is a leader in sustainable building design and operations, providing world class facilities while moderating the impact on the environment. There are over 185 clients in Innovation Place facilities that employ over 5,200 people, generating more than $900 million annually to the Saskatchewan economy.
Innovation Saskatchewan is the Government's key agency supporting innovation in the province. Innovation Saskatchewan works directly with industry and other stakeholder groups to encourage the commercialization of technology and increased productivity for economic benefit to the province.
Maxxam Analytics International Corporation, an OMERS Private Equity portfolio company, is Canada's largest independent analytical laboratory services company, with expertise in environmental laboratory services, petroleum services, food safety and sciences, and pharmaceutical, forensic and DNA services. The company has approximately 1,800 employees and now operates at 34 laboratory and service centre locations.
Long before biodiesel became a familiar word to most people, farmers in the community of Foam Lake Saskatchewan realized that the small amount of damaged seed that was produced every year could be used to make fuel for their equipment. With this realization, Milligan Biofuels was born. Investment from the local Producers and technical help from Agriculture Canada and the University of Saskatchewan started to move Milligan Biofuels down the path to becoming both a pioneer and a key player in Western Canada’s biofuels industry.Today there is a healthy demand for biodiesel world-wide and Western Canada is no exception. Milligan Biofuels’ Foam Lake plant underwent an aggressive growth program in 2011 in order to capture the opportunities of the expanding biodiesel demand. The plant is now capable of producing over 20 million liters of biodiesel per year that exceeds all of the quality requirements of its customers.
Ministry of the Economy is a bold, innovative approach to creating sustainable economic growth in Saskatchewan. This provincial government agency coordinates the province's growth agenda, led by key economic development and community stakeholders, with a goal to ensure Saskatchewan has a competitive environment that will attract investment. The agency has three main functions. First, it has external strategic economic advisors from industry and other stakeholder partners who work through sector teams and strategic issues councils. These advisors suggest actions and strategies, which the agency's board of directors then uses as a basis for recommendations made directly to the provincial Cabinet. Second, Ministry of the Economy gathers and analyzes data from independent economic analysts who monitor growth and report on benchmarks, targets and progress. Third, Ministry of the Economy oversees strategic marketing and investment attraction activities with other partners to help current and potential investors get the information they need to make business expansion and investment decisions
The National Research Council Canada (NRC) works with clients and partners to develop and deploy solutions to meet Canada's current and future industrial and societal needs. In Saskatchewan, NRC provides technical services, technology development support, strategic R&D collaborations, licensing opportunities, credible scientific advice and access to specialized facilities. Areas of specialty include applied genomics, cell technology and tissue culture services, and plant hormone profiling. NRC also provides access to various facilities and specialized equipment for DNA sequencing and gene synthesis, mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance, plant and cell growth and plant hormone profiling. NRC's partners include organizations and individuals from industry, academia, and domestic and foreign government agencies. Together with its partners, NRC helps strengthen Canada's innovations and grows global market share for Canadian industry.
The National Research Council Canada-Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) supports small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada grow stronger, grow faster and grow bigger through innovation and technology. Delivered by a network of over 240 professionals located in more than 100 communities across Canada, NRC-IRAP assists firms to develop technologies and successfully commercialize them in a global marketplace. The Program provides technical and business advisory services, networking and linkages, and non-repayable financial assistance to SMEs. These services are adapted to the SMEs industrial, socio-economic and geographic make-up in order to provide a customized response to their development needs. To engage with NRC-IRAP, and to reach one of our Industrial Technology Advisors located in your community, please call toll-free at 1-877-994-4727.
BioAg is a line of business within Novozymes â€“ the world leader in bioinnovation. Our vision is to use microbial-based solutions to help the world's farmers produce more and better food, feed, fuel, and fibre while minimizing the environmental footprint of production agriculture.
Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (OSF) is a small, dynamic agricultural biotechnology that specializes in developing tree fruit varieties with novel attributes that benefit fruit producers and consumers alike.
The Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise (PREVENT) is one of 11 new Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research established in February 2008 through the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence program. By partnering with Canadian stakeholders and shouldering the risk of early-stage vaccine development, the Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise strengthens Canada's vaccine industry, promoting growth, investment and improved global competitiveness. An incorporated non-profit organization, the centre conducts preclinical and proof-of-concept clinical trials for promising early-stage vaccine candidates. PREVENT accelerates the development of vaccines for both humans and animals.
POS Bio-Sciences is a confidential contract research, toll processing, and analytical services organization located in Saskatoon, Canada. The company specializes in extraction, fractionation, purification and modification of bio-based materials. The company's 54,000 sq. ft. facility is comprised of 5 pilot plant processing areas, 11 laboratories, warehousing and quarantine areas, library, client rooms and administrative areas.
PAMI is a research and development organization that operates on annual revenues of $11 - 12 million, consisting of base-grants (10 - 15%) from the owning provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and contract revenues (85 - 90%) from industry firms and funding agencies. PAMI's roots are in agriculture, but it has expanded to embrace opportunities in transportation, military, and other sectors in industry where its capabilities can add value. PAMI has staff of 75 including animal and crop scientists, engineers, agronomists, technologists, technicians, and administrative staff. PAMI operates out of 3 sites; two in Saskatchewan and one in Manitoba.
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. (PPS) is a biotechnology company with Canadian and US facilities dedicated to the principle of manufacturing pharmaceuticals derived from harvestable plants grown in biosecure GMP production facilities. This core business activity is organized under the operational title BioPharm Division. The Company also has two other divisions which include BioProducts, which manages the micropropagation for a wide range of plants and the Environment Division, responsible for phytoremediation, revegetation, and reclamation projects of disturbed industrial sites.
Prairie Swine Centre (PSC) is a non-profit research and technology corporation affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. The Centre's Mission: We provide solutions through knowledge that ensure a profitable and sustainable pork industry and in so doing secure a prosperous future for our stakeholders and staff. The Centre's unique relationship with the pork industry has spanned nearly two decades of financial support and research priority input from the pork industry. This industry focus is enhanced with collaborative projects in pig productivity, operating costs, animal wellbeing, human health, and the environment. This multi-disciplinary approach is supported with scientists in nutrition, ethology and engineering. Facilities include a 300 sow farrow to finish research herd, specialized animal production, laboratory and surgery, additionally large-scale trials are operated on commercial farms. The Centre fulfills the needs of researchers in many disciplines through the use of the pig as a model for human health and nutrition.
The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc. (Food Centre) is a not-for-profit organization and operates as a partnership with Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Food Processors Association. The Food Centre's expertise and resources assists entrepreneurs in bringing innovation to commercialization. Our expertise includes product development, interim processing, extrusion technology, food safety education and training, quality assurance, technology transfer and pathfinding. The Centre's processing facilities are Saskatchewan's only commercial incubation centre for food processing. The Food Centre's extrusion technology is also unique to Saskatchewan. This technology utilizes agricultural based products such as cereals, pulses and proteins to develop and test market consumer foods to ingredients and biodegradable biopolymers. By building on the province's renewable resources, sectors such as the bio-fuels and feed industries can explore opportunities in byproduct utilization and the development of bioplastics using extrusion technology.
The Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) funds the work of researchers, supports strategic efforts that grow the province's research enterprise, and promotes sharing knowledge borne of health research. Core funding programs include: New Investigator Establishment Grants New Investigator Establishment Equipment Grants Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Research Group Development Grants Research Connections Grants SHRF also works with partners to leverage more research funds for Saskatchewan. Partnership programs include: Saskatchewan Research Chairs (partner differs with each Chair) Sask-CIHR Regional Partnership Program (with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)) Partnerships for Health System Improvement (with CIHR) SHRF works as a catalyst, helping health researchers establish careers and build capacity in areas where our province has a pressing need or can play to a particular strength. This includes the health needs of Saskatchewan's Aboriginal people and seniors, innovative health care delivery models, mental health, infectious disease, and synchrotron-based health research.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is a leader in the education of laboratory technologists. Its nationally accredited BioScience Technology program trains highly qualified lab technologists to work in the agbiotech, biomedicine, environment and bioproduct industry clusters. Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 26,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs as well as apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic also engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.
Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) represents over 18,000 pulse crop producers in Saskatchewan. Accountable to growers and funded through a mandatory, non-refundable check-off, SPG has a producer-elected board of directors comprised of seven pulse growers. SPG has a legislated mandate to build a prosperous pulse industry in Saskatchewan and promote sustainable innovation, growth, and success through leadership, collaboration, and support.
The Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) is one of Canada’s leading providers of applied research, development and demonstration (RD&D), and technology commercialization. Our primary business focus is that of an innovation enabler, helping clients solve technology problems, make improvements, seize opportunities, maintain competitiveness and increase productivity. With more than 350 employees, $59 million in annual revenue and over 67 years of RD&D experience, SRC provides services and products to its 1,400 clients worldwide.
Research and development facility that has access to specialist in various fields ranging from microelectronics to drug delivery.
Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) exists to increase Saskatchewan's exports to existing markets while tapping into new markets by initiating sales, contracts and projects for Saskatchewan exporters. Operating as a government/industry partnership, the non-profit, membership based organization champions Saskatchewan's export industry and assists businesses realize global marketing opportunities. STEP provides world-class tailored services/programs that are of primary value to companies who are exporting outside the borders of Saskatchewan including Trade Development, Market Intelligence, International Finance & Logistics, and International Development Projects. The team of STEP professionals has the experience, knowledge, and international contacts crucial to enhancing awareness of Saskatchewan enterprise in key global markets.
Ideas Inc. is a non-profit business incubator designed to provide office space and advisory services for local entrepreneurs. It is the goal of Ideas Inc. to mentor businesses that have the capacity for economic development or employment development. Ideas Inc. aims to create a climate in which entrepreneurial endeavours can flourish and prosper. Ideas Inc. opened to the public in September 2007 and occupies the restored City Electrical building next door to the Saskatoon Farmers Market on River Landing Phase II. Incubated companies stay in the building for a maximum of three years, receiving advice on everything from employee management to fiscal responsibility. An exit strategy is also developed with the entrepreneurs so when their three years inside the incubator are up, theyll have sturdy legs to stand on. Clients are free to leave the building after one month's notice, so if an opportunity for an outside office comes up, for example, they wont have to pass it by. Providing office space at market value and access to office equipment, a boardroom and reception services is an important part of the program; but it's the mentorship and advisory services offered to the clients from a base of community leaders that makes the incubator work so well. The fostering of the market as micro-businesses is a way to redevelop the kind of market culture that used to characterize Riversdale. Diverse business in the area reflected the entrepreneurial spirit of earlier generations of immigrants to Saskatoon. Ideas Inc. has proved to be a successful model for accelerating business growth.
Stratex Consulting Services is a new company incorporated in 2014. We apply project and portfolio management expertise to assist organizations with strategy execution; helping them select the right projects and then ensuring projects are conducted efficiently and effectively. I can help you develop a project management approach that focuses on enabling business outcomes and stakeholder satisfaction as well as on the triple constraints; on time, on budget and on scope. I can help you establish or improve a portfolio management framework scaled to meet the needs of your organization: Portfolio definition: Understand, categorize, prioritize, balance, plan Portfolio delivery: Management control, benefits management, financial management, risk management, stakeholder engagement, organizational governance, resource management I am available to manage your organization's projects, programs or portfolios.
ViSens Inc was created with the efforts of recent and current graduate students from the University of Saskatchewan. At the core of our operation we strive towards Vitality (Vi) in green technology development and Sensibility (Sens) towards energy sustainability. ViSens has set forth a goal to directly involve the farmer in the ethanol production process through distributed low-capacity ethanol plants supported by local biorefineries throughout Saskatchewan. Ethanol will be produced in a facility on-location at the farm and shipped to a community distillery for upgrading to anhydrous ethanol. Our technology involves the use of straw for ethanol production. Through environmentally friendly and non-energy intensive preprocessing and pretreatment methods as well as enzymatic breakdown and ultimately fermentation, we are creating ethanol from an agricultural byproduct. We are currently locating suitable partners, collaborators, and investors to initiate a demonstration plant, allowing us to effectively display ethanol production feasibility using our model.
Western Canadian Feed Innovation Network (WCFIN) provides leadership and direction for the feed value chain in Western Canada. We encourage the free flow of information, technologies and research development to all members of the feed industry. These members include crop producers, livestock producers, feed manufacturers, private and public researchers, as well as agencies dedicated to funding high quality scientific development. By utilizing the unique and valuable resources in Western Canada, we hope to capture our competitive advantage through cooperative development between research, industry and communities. WCFIN is an initiave of the Feed Innovation Institute (FII) at the University of Saskatchewan, with funding provided by the Alberta Meat and Livestock Agency (ALMA).
The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is the premier centre of veterinary education, research and expertise in Western Canada and part of Canada's veterinary, public health and food safety networks. Our internationally-recognized veterinary college includes a veterinary medical centre, provincial diagnostic laboratory and large-scale research facilities The WCVM is a leader in bringing the concept of One Health â€??? one of the university's signature research areas â€??? to life across Canada. One Health's goal is to improve animal, human and environmental health through collaboration among all health sciences. By working together, health professionals can develop strategies for managing serious issues such as food- and water-borne diseases, environmental changes and emerging zoonotic diseases. In the past decades, WCVM faculty and students have built strong collaborations with both animal health and human medicine research teams on the U of S campus, across the country and around the world. While these research relationships have strengthened the WCVM's contributions to veterinary medicine, they have also helped to establish the veterinary college as a valuable partner in comparative medicine studies and translational research investigations. The veterinary college's exceptional mix of basic and clinical scientists, its newly upgraded facilities and technological resources, and its thriving graduate program all combine to make this institution an effective force in the research world with great potential to expand its efforts in bridging animal and human health.