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We’re fortunate that many women in STEM careers have chosen to work here – scientists, engineers, researchers, technologists. Learn how five women at SRC came to be in a STEM career and what and who inspired them - and continues to inspire them - to stick with it.
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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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Uranium mining companies face a significant processing challenge unique to their industry: the core samples they drill and extract are radioactive. When radioactive material is cut, the dust becomes an issue. Learn how this problem was solved with a custom saw box.
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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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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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Research programs that foster collaboration between industry and academia are an effective way to support industrial and social innovation. Learn about a recent mentorship that led to a ground-breaking discovery for the oil and gas industry.
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As a result of the energy crisis in the 1970s, Saskatchewan residents were looking for ways to reduce energy costs for their homes. Learn about the development of an energy conservation demonstration home, the Saskatchewan Conservation House, which applied cost-effective methods for reducing energy use for homeowners.
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Making predictions about the future is difficult but, if the past is any indicator, some future technological innovations will arise out of things that have already been imagined by science-fiction and fantasy-fiction writers.
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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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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.
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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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