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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.
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SRC has developed an economic and socio-environmental impact audit process that enables an RTO to use solid data to provide a realistic indication of the impacts of its innovation-enabling work.
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CHOPs produces thousands of barrels of heavy oil per day for Saskatchewan, but also leaves 90 per cent of the oil in the reservoir untouched. Maturing wells represent an opportunity to deploy new technology into the reservoirs to recover the remaining oil.
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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.
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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?
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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.”
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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...
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Much has been written on employee engagement and how to encourage and foster innovation within an organization. Our Innovation Forum is designed to encourage conversations and networking across the company, to create an awareness about the capabilities and projects at SRC.
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Canada has an opportunity to become a business innovation leader by supporting and better connecting its existing innovation ecosystem.
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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.
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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.
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The Innovation School™ focuses not only on building an understanding of innovation, but on promoting and sharing ideas, business models and best practices related to enabling innovation by RTOs.
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“Do you happen to have a gently used biodigester?” Our biodigester project with the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology started with an unusual question. Isn't that where innovation usually starts?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Discovery and invention strategies are important aspects of research and development. Once something has been invented, questions related to feasibility, value and demand come into play, as well as whether or how the invention should be protected.
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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...
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In 1925, Nikolai Kondratieff proposed economies go through cycles of depression, expansion and recession, called Kondratieff Waves. These waves carry technological, social/political, economic and environmental change, planting seeds for future innovations.
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When it comes to how to get innovation done, and how to get through the Valley of Death, such discussions usually lead to questions about Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs).
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