Saskatchewan Polytechnic Digital Integration Centre of Excellence (DICE) open house

The Digital Integration Centre of Excellence (DICE) focuses on data-driven digital applied research in new space at Innovation Place

October 12, 2021 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Digital Integration Centre of Excellence (DICE) is Saskatchewan’s first Technology Access Centre (TAC) funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Innovation Saskatchewan. Today, DICE celebrated the opening of their new office at Innovation Place.

“We are excited for DICE to join the Innovation Place community,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, Sask Polytech president and CEO. “DICE has an important role to play in advancing Saskatchewan’s growing tech sector and continues to position Saskatchewan Polytechnic at the forefront of data and digital applied research in Canada.”

DICE operates under Sask Polytech’s Office of Applied Research and Innovation and is staffed with highly qualified specialists and technologists experienced in providing digital solutions focused on data. This includes asset management and monitoring; cybersecurity; internet of things; time-sensitive networking and mesh communications and control.

“Business, industry and non-profits work with the DICE to provide innovative solutions for solving data and digital challenges in Saskatchewan and across the country,” says Dr. Terry Peckham, Sask Polytech DICE TAC director. “It can be as basic as to how to identify usable business statistics or as complex as using machine learning and artificial intelligence to ensure constant process optimization on a production line. Our student researchers, faculty and staff work on exceptional applied research projects. If you have a digital business challenge you need assistance with, DICE is ready to help.”

DICE works in all sectors across Canada, from agriculture to mining, fashion to construction, video games to health sciences. And DICE is here to support large mining and manufacturing businesses, to small entrepreneurial tech start-ups, and small and medium-sized enterprises.

By partnering with DICE, organizations have access to outstanding computational facilities, faculty expertise, and talented student researchers, along with research and development funding and a vast network of connections. The DICE team of specialists and technologists are all experienced in providing digital solutions focused on data across a spectrum of industries.

Intellectual property for applied research projects at Sask Polytech is always retained by the industry partner, creating more incentive for future creative engagement and ongoing collaboration.

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