KAST… accelerating science & technology business.


Since 1998, KAST has worked to foster a culture that values science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship as vital to the region’s economic diversity/ competitiveness. KAST offers business development services, including coaching, expertise, training, and development projects to stimulate the growth of applied science and technology entrepreneurship.


KAST receives ongoing funding from the BC Innovation Council and SIDIT, as well as significant project funds from the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), Western Economic Diversification (WD), the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and the Discovery Foundation.


A Board of Directors including both private and public sector representation governs KAST. The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring the effective operation of the society.


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PO Box 119
Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0

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#108-2196 LeRoi Ave.
Rossland, BC

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The Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST) is a registered non-profit society representing and investing in the region’s science, technology and manufacturing sectors.

The Kootenay Association of Science & Technology (KAST) supports innovative entrepreneurs in the West Kootenay and Boundary regions of B.C. The East Kootenay region, including Creston and Revelstoke, is serviced by our sister agency, KRIC.