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Regina and Saskatoon partnership – Civic innovation challenge “Smart” technology solutions for urban transportation

For immediate release: April 24, 2019 - 9:00am
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Regina and Saskatoon are collaborating to find technology solutions that will improve mobility around their cities. The Civic Innovation Challenge, made possible through the support of Innovation Saskatchewan, seeks new approaches or innovative technology solutions that will reduce reliance on personal vehicles and enable better movement around the two cities.

“Saskatoon is home to so many innovative tech start-ups and companies and we have one of the fasting growing tech sectors in the country,” said Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark. “This partnership with the City of Regina and Innovation Saskatchewan can help to leverage this talent and expertise that our community and province has to address the challenges we are facing in creating a connected, accessible community for all.”

Saskatchewan and Canada’s best and brightest innovators and technology start-ups are invited to propose solutions that could help address the urban transportation challenge.

“This is a unique opportunity to work with Saskatoon to explore and pursue innovative solutions to transportation challenges facing both cities,” said Regina Mayor Michael Fougere. “We are interested in hearing diverse solutions and perspectives, while pursuing and incorporating modern, innovative technology.”

Participants offering solutions are invited to submit their proposals for consideration by May 13.  A winner will be selected through a competitive process and announced in the summer of 2019.

Companies interested in participating the challenge can become involved by visiting Communitech.ca/collisiondays.