Innovation Place Research Park
|Headquarters||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Number of locations||3 (2011)|
|Employees||142 [broken citation]|
Innovation Place is the registered business name of the Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation (SOCO), a crown corporation in Saskatchewan. SOCO operates a network of three research parks: one located near the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the second near the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, and the third being the Forestry Centre in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. By 2004, over 127 companies were based at Innovation Place. Research parks such as Innovation Place are some times referred to as science parks or technology parks.
The Saskatoon park was established in 1980.
Innovation Place in Saskatoon consists of the following buildings:
- The Atrium
- Bio Processing Centre
- Canadian Space Agency building's large ground station
- The Concourse
- Dr. Burton Craig Building
- 411 Downey Road
- Galleria Building
- L.F. Kristjanson Biotechnology Complex (410 Downey Road)
- Maintenance/Energy Centre
- National Hydrology Research Centre - Hydrology research and environmental monitoring facility run by Environment Canada
- 108 Research Drive
- 110 Research Drive
- 112 Research Drive
- 121 Research Drive
- SaskTel Remote Switching Station
- SED Systems
The 78-acre (320,000 m2) site is located near the University of Regina and was established in 2000. This research park emphasizes collaborative university and industry research in the areas of information technology, petroleum, and environmental science. Currently, over 850 people work for the various tenants of the research park.
- ISM Building (1 Research Drive) is a two-storey building built in 1990 with 80,000 sq ft (7,400 m2). The building houses ISM Information Systems Management Canada Corporation (subsidiary of IBM Canada), and the Government of Saskatchewan Information Technology Office (ITO) Operations division.
- IT Building (2 Research Drive) was built in 1995 with 11,000 sq ft (1,000 m2). The building houses McNair Business Development Inc, TRLabs, SpringBoard West Innovations Inc., GB Internet Solutions, SRnet and the University of Regina.
- Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) (6 Research Drive) is a three-storey building built in 2000 with 70,000 sq ft (6,500 m2). This houses the Saskatchewan Research Council, University of Regina. PTRC offices.
- Titanium Pilot Plant houses a pilot plant of Titanium Corporation Inc.
- The Terrace (10 Research Drive) opened in 2001 with 120,000 sq ft (11,000 m2) and houses various tenants.
- Greenhouse Gas Technology Centre is near Innovation Place and operated by the University of Regina. This 25,000 sq ft (2,300 m2) building houses the International Centre for CO2 Capture and includes a pilot plant.
- Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory (5 Research Drive) opened in 2010.
The Forest Centre in Prince Albert was opened on September 27, 2005.
- Contribution to Economy
- "Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation". Retrieved 2011-09-29.
- "Innovation Place - Saskatoon". SOCO. Retrieved 2011-09-29.
- "Innovation Place - Regina". SOCO. Retrieved 2011-09-29.
- "New Home for Saskatchewan Forest Centre Officially Opens". Government of Saskatchewan. September 27, 2005. Retrieved 2011-09-29.