From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog

November 01, 2017
written by Suzanne Johnston
I’ve changed career ideas more times than Taylor Swift has changed personas. I’ve wanted to be a bus driver, an advertising executive, a mermaid, a race car driver, a psychiatrist, a singer... Ask any...
September 19, 2017
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
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.
July 18, 2017
written by Erin Taman Athmer
Summer break is in full swing in Saskatchewan. School may be over but the learning doesn’t need to stop! Science is all around us – from the thundering storm clouds on a hot summer day to the vibrant...
June 16, 2017
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
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
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
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
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
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
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
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
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
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
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
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
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
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
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
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.