Innovation Saskatchewan is inviting idea-generators across the province to share their concepts on workplace safety in their latest challenge.
The Innovation Challenge is a reoccurring initiative that has developed plans to address rural crime or the mental health of agriculture workers in the past. This incarnation of the contest is being put on with the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association.
The project is looking for asking technology startups, entrepreneurs, researchers or students to find technology solutions that could cut down the rate of workplace injuries and hazards.
Projects can be submitted until July 14th, after which a shortlist of concepts will be invited to offer an idea pitch. The selected project will be given $10,000 and a 16-week residency to develop their solution in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association. A demonstration day will follow.
Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association President Collin Pullar says that the results of this contest could create productivity gains throughout the province’s construction industry, and that will require innovative investments in computer technology, new materials, techniques and management processes.
People interested can attend a virtual webinar on July 6th, or find more details on the Innovation Saskatchewan website.