Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation

Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation (SOCO) is a Saskatchewan Crown corporation with a direct reporting relationship to the provincial government through the Crown Investments Corporation.

SOCO operates under the registered business name of Innovation Place.

Innovation Place encourages and facilitates business opportunities in the technology sector through the development and operation of technology parks adjacent to the province's universities in Saskatoon and Regina.

Innovation Place helps grow Saskatchewan's tech sector and provides a supportive environment for startups and early-stage technology companies.

Annual Reports


Minister of Crown Investments Corporation

Honourable Joe Hargrave

SOCO Board of Directors*

Mark Regier Board Chair
Victor Thomas Vice Chair
Stephanie Yong Audit and Finance Committee Chair
John Schmeiser Human Resources and Governance Committee Chair
Ayten Archer
Cherise Arnesen
Neal Krawchuk
Rachel Martinuik
Julie Ann Wriston

Corporate Officers*

Van Isman President and Chief Executive Officer
Ken Loeppky Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Trevor Cross Vice President, Corporate Services and Initiatives
Brent Sukenik Chief Financial Officer


Corporate Governance
Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation (SOCO) Act
Crown Corporations Act

* biographies available on the Innovation Place website

Contact Us

Innovation Place Corporate Office
114 - 15 Innovation Boulevard
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 2X8

Tel 306.933.6295