New Innovation Centre Opening Soon in Nelson BC, says Kootenay Association for Science and TechnologyFriday, February 21, 2020
Rossland, BC, February 21, 2020--(T-Net)--Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) announced that a new Innovation Centre will be opening soon in Nelson, BC.
KAST's Nelson Innovation Centre (NiC) is intended to help connect tech and knowledge workers, entrepreneurs and small businesses with the support they need to thrive.
"NiC is the place where you'll find your new best friend, mentors from around the region, and experts in the tech and innovation sector. You can chill in the NiC lounge, attend one of our cool events, use our private workbooth, network or rent the boardroom" said KAST in a news release.
Nelson Innovation Centre started as a grassroots community-driven project and KAST said it is honoured to be building on this momentum by managing the project and seeing it come to fruition.
After years of hard work, consultations and funding applications, the Nelson Innovation Centre will be opening its door in the very near future.
Centrally located at the historic CPR Railway Station in Nelson, NiC will be accessible for innovators and professionals from Nelson to Kaslo, Salmo to the Slocan Valley and Castlegar to Rossland.
Phase 1 of NiC, its anchor tenant office space, was completed in September 2019. Phase 1 features 750-square-feet of renovated space for their anchor tenant, Mountain Culture Group.
"This is one of the most exciting developments in our 18 years of publishing," says Mitchell Scott, Editor and co-publisher of Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine. "We've been looking to open up a space for some time, and couldn't have imagined a more ideal location or initiative to be a part of. What the NiC is creating in the iconic Railway building will be a huge asset to the City's creative and tech community. For us, it's a chance to have more of a physical presence in the community, and also be more collaborative—both internally and externally."
Phase 1 Features:
Phase 2 of NiC features an additional 1,500 square-foot multi-purpose community space.
Phase 2 Features:
Since 1998, KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) has led our region's economic development through technology and innovation. We are the only non-profit tech association serving the entire Kootenay region.
Our mission is to enable a vibrant, thriving and healthy tech community in the Kootenays by creating inclusive economic opportunities, stimulating job growth and by providing entrepreneurs and businesses with the support they need to thrive in the local and digital economy.
KAST is here to attract, support and connect people and businesses. We do that at two facilities (MIDAS Fab Lab in Trail and the Nelson Innovation Centre) and through numerous programs, services, networking opportunities and events, and regional partnerships.
KAST is a connector of five regional districts, five First Nations, 29 municipalities, nine school districts, three postsecondary institutions, dozens of nonprofits, hundreds of small businesses, thousands of tech workers and one of the largest natural resource companies in the world.
KAST is the largest technology-focused economic development association in the Kootenay economic region. We may also be the leanest, with no recurring revenue for "core" operations.
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