Dr. Laurier Schramm is SRC's President and CEO. He has led SRC to become one of Canada’s premier innovation-enabling organizations with exponential revenue growth, and a solid track-record of over six billion dollars-worth of demonstrable economic impacts in Saskatchewan alone. Dr. Schramm has over 35 years of R&D experience spanning each of the industry, not-for-profit, university, and government sectors. He has also been a prolific contributor to the scientific and engineering literature with 17 patents, 11 books, and over 350 other publications and proprietary reports. Many of his inventions have been adopted into commercial practice. Laurie is currently focused on helping SRC to become Canada’s leading technological innovation enabler.
Dr. Laurie Schramm
President and CEO
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November 30, 2017
Since the early 20th century, Canada's research and technology organizations have been interested in learning how to measure the economic impacts of their work. Find out how SRC's R&D impact assessment tool works.
September 19, 2017
In 2001, SRC set out to become more entrepreneurial, grow in breadth and depth, and include more work for communities (particularly northern and Aboriginal communities) and for government.
June 16, 2017
SRC's Maturing Years were marked by growth in staff, facilities and equipment and a focus on applied R&D projects for industry and community needs. This led to the next phase of SRC's evolution, the Commercial Years, which were dominated by contracts with a mostly market-driven outlook, increasing SRC's revenue and importance as an innovation enabler for industry.
March 07, 2017
Nineteen forty-seven was SRC’s first full operating year. The initial strategic direction for the company was to undertake applied research targeted at developing “the resources and economy of Saskatchewan.”
December 13, 2016
At the beginning of the 20th century, organized research, development and technological innovation were quite rare, but this changed with the advent of industrial research organizations. Read more about the evolution of SRC.
October 11, 2016
Key Enabling Technologies are expected to be the most important building blocks for future technological innovation across all industrial sectors. Find out how these technologies are expected to play critical roles in the evolution and sustainability of leading-edge economies.
April 20, 2016
If you think that creative thinking is just for “naturally creative people,” then you may want to reconsider. The good news is that everyone’s natural creative talents can be developed and enhanced.
February 10, 2016
On average, a huge amount of work and several thousand failures almost always mark the landscape between a bright new idea and a commercial success. Let’s take a look at the prior history of the average successful new product.
October 06, 2015
Terms like “Fail Fast,” “Fail Cheap,” and “Fail Early” are often used in discussions about innovation, especially with regard to product development, entrepreneurs, and start-up companies. A popular one is “Failing Forward,” but what does it mean?
July 21, 2015
The term technology readiness is arising more frequently in discussions about innovation. When this occurs, one has to be a bit careful because there are two very different kinds of readiness and both are important to the success of technology development.