Innovation Place Research Park


Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation (doing business as Innovation Place)
TypeCrown corporation
IndustryProperty Management
HeadquartersSaskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Number of locations
3 (2011)
Number of employees
142 [1][full citation needed]

Innovation Place is the registered business name of the Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation (SOCO), a crown corporation in Saskatchewan.[2] SOCO operates two research parks: one located near the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and the second near the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan. In 2018, approximately 140 companies were based at Innovation Place. Research parks such as Innovation Place are sometimes referred to as science parks or technology parks.


The Saskatoon park was established in 1980.[3]

Galleria Building
SED Systems building

Innovation Place in Saskatoon consists of the following buildings:


The Terrace building

The 78-acre (320,000 m2) site is located near the University of Regina and was established in 2000.[4] 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).
  • 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.

Prince Albert

The Forest Centre in Prince Albert opened on September 27, 2005 and was originally managed by Innovation Place. On March 15, the University of Saskatchewan purchased the property to bring together the university's educational programming taking place across Prince Albert. [5]


  1. ^ Contribution to Economy
  2. ^ "Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation". Retrieved 2011-09-29.
  3. ^ "Innovation Place - Saskatoon". SOCO. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-09-29.
  4. ^ "Innovation Place - Regina". SOCO. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-09-29.
  5. ^ "New Home for Saskatchewan Forest Centre Officially Opens". Government of Saskatchewan. September 27, 2005. Retrieved 2011-09-29.

External links

  • Official website
  • Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation

Coordinates: 52°08′28″N 106°37′41″W / 52.1410°N 106.6281°W / 52.1410; -106.6281