Innovation Enterprise is managing many new and exciting USask research innovations and inventions. We aim to match these inventions with students who possess an entrepreneurial passion to help us bring USask innovations to the world.

The Summer Entrepreneurs program (SE) is designed to incubate entrepreneurs, providing teams of three students each with a current USask technology to work with over the summer (full time and with pay). The program started May 1 and runs to the end of August. 

With the support of the technology inventor, business mentors, and advisors from Innovation Enterprise, teams will be asked to assess the market potential of their technology and build a commercialization plan for it. At the end of the summer, teams showing substantial and tangible market traction and strong desire will receive an option to the exclusive right (pending agreement on standard terms) to build their own (start-up) business based on the technology.

The students might “only” be entrepreneurs at heart in the beginning of the summer, but they will be full-fledged ones by the end of it!

Funding partners:

Natural Products Canada       Miller Thomson       SRC   

         

USask College of Engineering        Edwards School of Business          USask College of Medicine    

USask Graduate Studies       USask college of Arts and Science      VIDO-InterVac     USask College of Agriculture

Other supporters:

Co.Labs         

Questions? Please contact Chief Program Manager Amit Shukla.