Seventeen projects in Saskatoon and central Saskatchewan receive federal funding

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July 24, 2019 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada promotes the development and diversification of Western Canada's economy and advances the interests of the West in national economic policy, programs and projects.

The projects announced today include:
Organization Project Description Location Funding
7shifts Employee Scheduling Software Inc. Develop a predictive employee scheduling platform for enterprise restaurant operators Saskatoon, SK  $3,000,000
Biktrix Enterprises Inc. Commercialize novel multipurpose hybrid electric bike Saskatoon, SK  $250,000
Bitstrata Systems Inc. Commercialize weighing and data management products for the precision agriculture market Saskatoon, SK  $1,130,865
Coconut Software Corporation Commercialize on-demand appointment scheduling software Saskatoon, SK $3,500,000
Genome Prairie Expand mobile genomics capacity into Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK $745,846
Keewatin Community Development Association Develop the non-timber forest sector in northern Saskatchewan Air Ronge, SK $975,000
Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation Provide construction skills training to youth at the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation Loon Lake, SK  $211,109
Morris Industries Ltd. Commercialize an advanced bale hauling product for the biomass and European markets Saskatoon, SK  $1,550,250
Prairie Diagnostic Services Install specialized equipment for diagnostic tests for food producing animals Saskatoon, SK $1,334,786
Saskatchewan Collaborates Inc.
(Co.Labs)
Increase youth participation in tech entrepreneurship Saskatoon, SK  $250,000
The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc.
(Food Centre)
Support entrepreneurs to develop, modify, and manufacture plant based ingredients Saskatoon, SK $3,500,000
Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association Inc. Market SIMSA member capabilities to engineering firms and out-of-province resource companies Saskatoon, SK  $294,438
Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership Promote western Canadian advanced manufacturing opportunities at international events Saskatoon, SK $1,690,000
University of Saskatchewan
(Innovation Enterprise)
Create entrepreneurs by commercializing shelf ready technologies developed at the University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK  $650,880
University of Saskatchewan
(Centre for Biologic Imaging Research and Development)
Commercialize and establish production of new imaging agents in Saskatoon Saskatoon, SK $987,000
Viamo Inc. Develop a multi-channel communication platform for international markets Saskatoon, SK  $875,000
Western Canada Testing Inc. Expand digital prototyping capabilities to serve industry clients Humboldt, SK  $95,990

TOTAL WD FUNDING

$21,041,174

 

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Rhonda Laing
Director, Policy, Planning and External Relations
Western Economic Diversification Canada
306-975-5944
rhonda.laing@canada.ca

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