Prairie Robotics – receives SDTC funding – a Saskatchewan first

Cultivator GROW company, Prairie Robotics, has made history and has become the first Saskatchewan company to receive funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)!

Earlier today, SDTC announced $3.8 million investment in 38 early stage cleantech companies through its Seed Fund program. This program allows small Canadian companies with big ideas to innovate and deliver solutions for a more sustainable future.

Prairie Robotics is a true Cultivator and #SKtech success story. Co-founder, Sam Dietrich, first started exploring cleantech through the 2019 Innovation Challenge hosted by Innovation Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Education, where he started playing around with the concept of using artificial intelligence (AI) for waste management. He won this challenge, helping to validate the technology and the process for commercialization began, kickstarting the journey of Prairie Robotics.

Since launching, Prairie Robotics has gone through Cultivator’s START program (Cohort 1), which it won Demo Day and received $10,000 to put toward further development. In July 2021, it announced the close of a $690,000 seed round by Conexus Venture Capital Inc. Today, Prairie Robotics is in Cultivator’s GROW programming and is actively working with cities to implement fully automated recycling education programs.

Prairie Robotics continues to position Saskatchewan as global innovation leaders and is putting #SKtech on the map. Congratulations to Sam, Stevan and the Prairie Robotics team on this milestone. 

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