Innovation & Partnerships

The Centre for Innovation

Indigenous peoples across Canada have always embodied innovation and tradition.

Today, a new generation of Indigenous changemakers continue to adapt and respond to new challenges – combining local traditional knowledge with innovative ideas and technologies – creating a new path for their peoples and communities. This new reality presents many opportunities for Indigenous communities across the country to contribute to the innovation landscape in Canada.

During the spring of 2021, SIIT received funding from Sustainable Development and Technology Canada (SDTC), for the creation of the very first Indigenous Innovation Accelerator of its kind in Saskatchewan.

Building on existing networks and capacity, the Indigenous Innovation Accelerator aims to provide skills-building, experiential and land-based learning, and mentorship opportunities for innovators of all ages – all while having their dreams supported, in a space that emphasizes culture, language, and kinship by providing access to traditional knowledge keepers and Elders.

Through a variety of initiatives – including the MakerLodge, the Miyoskamin Innovation and Entrepreneurship Applied Certificate program, microgrants, Indigenous Innovator-in-Residence program, as well as several community outreach and youth-focused programs – the Indigenous Innovation Accelerator works to empower, mentor, and support the next generation of Indigenous innovators and entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan.

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Learn more about the Miyoskamin: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Applied Certificate program here

Fall 2022 - Miyoskamin: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

Program Length: 22 Weeks
Start Date: 09/12/2022
Division: Business & Information Technology
Campus: Saskatoon
Location: Saskatoon - Miyoskamin: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

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