From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog

November 27, 2013
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
Discussions of how innovation actually gets done inevitably lead to discussions about the “Valley of Death.” So what is the Valley of Death?
November 13, 2013
written by SRC Communications
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The Canadian Lung Association says that radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in Canada. So, what is radon and how do you know if you are being exposed to it?
November 04, 2013
written by SRC Communications
The boreal forest is home to Canadian industry, from mining, oil sand production and forestry to oil and gas production and agriculture, as well as many communities. A new toxicity test will help reduce the impacts of industrial activity and protect the boreal forest.
October 17, 2013
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
The path to any particular innovation can start almost anywhere - a new idea, trial and error or a solution to a specific problem or opportunity.
October 11, 2013
written by SRC Communications
If you are part of a small company, you know that often your best analyst is you. Understanding how well your initiatives are doing in the market is not always clear, and knowing how far you’ve come is hard to reflect on. So what are some ways we can fill this knowledge gap?
October 01, 2013
written by Nathan Peter
The Factor 9 Home was a demonstration project by SRC of a single family residence located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The home features very high levels of energy efficiency and environmental per...
September 25, 2013
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
This may sound like heresy, but research and technology organizations (RTOs), universities, colleges, and even private-sector research and engineering companies seldom literally “do” innovation.
September 11, 2013
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
Of the many ways to grow a business, one of them is to convert ideas and knowledge into new and commercially successful products and services: that’s called innovation. But why should we care about it?
September 05, 2013
written by Dr. Ryan Spelay
Every mining and mineral processing industry requires the transport of slurries somewhere in their process. However, slurry transport theory and design are topics not adequately covered by undergraduate engineering fluid mechanics courses.
August 28, 2013
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
Everyone seems to be talking about innovation these days. It’s on the news, it’s on board meeting agendas, it’s driving 236,000,000 Google search results — so what is innovation anyway?