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Residents To Benefit From Made In Saskatchewan Technology

Released on February 26, 2020

Virtual reality is being tested as a way to improve both medical diagnostics and patient care, in a collaborative project led by Innovation Saskatchewan.  The software is among four new tools being evaluated through the agency’s Made in Saskatchewan Technology Program (MIST), an initiative which aims to improve government services with privately-developed technology.

“MIST connects Saskatchewan tech companies with provincial government partners who can use their innovation, provide feedback on the experience and help grow the technology,” Minister Responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan Tina Beaudry-Mellor said.

An advisory panel of industry experts recommended four companies from the inaugural round of MIST applicants, which have been approved by Innovation Saskatchewan for real-world testing of their tech solutions in government departments and agencies:

  • Luxsonic Technologies’ all-in-one virtual reality radiology suite SieVRt (pronounced see-vert) is designed to increase collaboration among physicians and is being assessed by the Saskatchewan Health Authority as an opportunity to improve patient care.
  • SkillShark is working with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure (MHI) and the Public Service Commission to determine the ability of its software to help streamline the government’s Management and Executive Talent Inventory process.
  • RiverCity Innovations’ asset tracking device BeeSecure is being used by MHI to help prevent thefts and recover stolen goods.
  • Todai (pronounced two-day) uses artificial intelligence to determine the tone of digital communications and its software is being tested by MHI to improve interactions with the public.

Launched in January, 2019, MIST provides Saskatchewan tech companies $10,000 in development funding and the opportunity to have their innovation piloted by a provincial ministry or government agency for up to six months.


Find out more about MIST at https://innovationsask.ca/initiatives/mist.

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For more information, contact:

Glen Kirby
Innovation Saskatchewan
Regina
Phone: 306-787-6041
Email: glen.kirby@gov.sk.ca

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