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 Innovate BC, the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and Western Economic Diversification (WD).
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.